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1406.1 Where Required
Buildings required to have a standpipe system in accordance with this code shall be provided with not less than one standpipe for use during construction. Such standpipes shall be installed where the progress of construction is not more than 40 feet (12 192 mm) in height above the lowest level of fire department access. Such standpipe shall be provided with fire department hose connections at accessible locations adjacent to usable stairs. Such standpipes shall be extended as construction progresses to within one floor of the highest point of construction having secured decking or flooring.
1406.2 Buildings Being Demolished
Where a building or portion of a building is being demolished and a standpipe is existing within such a building, such standpipe shall be maintained in an operable condition so as to be available for use by the fire department. Such standpipe shall be demolished with the building but shall not be demolished more than one floor below the floor being demolished.
1406.3 Detailed Requirements
Standpipes shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Building Code of New York State.

Exception:
Standpipes shall be either temporary or permanent in nature, and with or without a water supply, provided that such standpipes conform to the requirements of Section 905 of the Building Code of New York State as to capacity, outlets and materials.
1406.4 Water Supply
Water supply for fire protection, either temporary or permanent, shall be made available as soon as combustible material accumulates.

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