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Is Plumbing allowed in the ceiling of Telecom Room?

Customer Question

Is Plumbing allowed in the ceiling of Telecom Room?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
There are no code provisions prohibiting it
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
It would be good design practice to avoid plumbing in the ceiling of any equipment room with expensive electrical components but there is no prohibition.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The building code for LA city does not prohibit water lines and sanitary sewer lines from being installed over Telecom Equipment. I thought you needed to have drain pans installed under the lines, to prevent a leak from short circuiting the electrical.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Rick, Thank you! Mike
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome. Of course it's prudent to protect expensive electrical equipment from potential leaks (they are rare).

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