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#259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One

#259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One

Fire extinguisher recharges are an important aspect of regular maintenance. Learn the NFPA 10 maintenance intervals for extinguishers, the approximate costs of recharging, and more.
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#258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?

#258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?

QRFS explains when manual priming is required by a gravity feed – even for self-priming hydrostatic test pumps.
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#257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

#257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

Each fire riser serves as a central hub for sprinkler system inspection, testing, and repair. For more on residential and commercial risers, fire sprinkler riser components, and how they’re used in different system types, read on.
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#256 – Understanding Fire Compartmentation in Buildings and Fire Sprinkler Pipe Penetrations

#256 – Understanding Fire Compartmentation in Buildings and Fire Sprinkler Pipe Penetrations

Learn about NFPA & IBC requirements for fire compartmentation in buildings, including standards sprinkler pipe penetrations must meet for fire-resistance.
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#255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

#255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

QRFS examines hydrostatic test pumps: the device that enables a critical fire protection system test that ensures piping networks can handle the pressure.
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#254 – Cleaning Sprinkler Heads: Why You Really Need to Do It

#254 – Cleaning Sprinkler Heads: Why You Really Need to Do It

Learn what gross and hazardous particles lurk in the dust and grime on fire sprinklers—and how a tool for cleaning sprinkler heads gets rid of them without risking a flood.
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#253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads

#253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads

Victaulic’s straightforward selection of fire sprinkler escutcheons makes it easy for consumers to find a compatible design and finish. Read on to learn more about Victaulic’s fire sprinkler escutcheons and parts for the Model V27, V34, and more.
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#252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?

#252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?

Often called CPVC glue, CPVC solvent cement joins pipes and fittings at a molecular level. QRFS covers everything installers need to know about the time required for CPVC glue to initially dry (set) and permanently cure when used with CPVC brands like BlazeMaster®, FlameGuard®, and ThermaFit Industries.
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#251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms

#251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms

Learn what the common acronyms used in NFPA 13 mean, what publications they reference, and which standards are applicable to fire sprinkler systems.
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#250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

#250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

QRFS compares fire blankets and fire extinguishers, explaining how and where each on may be used as part of a fire protection strategy.
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