IFC and barrel exemptions

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I recently saw references around barrel storage exemptions and the Internation Fire Code compliance, essentially a few posts I saw mentioned that anything below 53 gallons is exempt from your storage requirements so for example, using a wine barrel (59 gallon) would count against that. 

Reading through the IFC I did not see specific barrel requirements being mentioned, just simply that if it's in the barrel you are exempt. 

Thoughts or suggestions on what stands true?



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Size doesn't matter.

On the first page of the attached Seattle Fire Code, which is based off the IFC, you'll find section 3401.2 Nonapplicability, with exceptions listed below. Exception 9 reads "The storage of distilled spirits and wines in wooden barrels and casks."


Seattle Ficre Code - Chapter 34_Flammable and Combustible Liquids.pdf

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