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#227 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 2

#227 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 2

QRFS looks at how specific states and cities have embraced or fought the International Residential Code’s (IRC) mandate to install residential fire sprinklers in all new homes.
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#226 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 1

#226 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 1

Model building codes have required residential fire sprinklers for years but few states have adopted this requirement. This article explains the current legislative battles and provides an overview of current codes.
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#225 – Distance Rules, Part 2: Sprinkler Head Obstruction Distance Rules for Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers

#225 – Distance Rules, Part 2: Sprinkler Head Obstruction Distance Rules for Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers

NFPA minimum sprinkler obstruction distances ensure that pendent, upright, & sidewall standard spray sprinklers activate on time & fight fires effectively.
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#224 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: The Pros and Cons of Copper and CPVC

#224 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: The Pros and Cons of Copper and CPVC

QRFS finishes its examination of common fire sprinkler system pipe materials by taking a hard look at copper and CPVC, two of the most popular options.
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#223 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: NFPA Requirements and the Pros and Cons of Steel

#223 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: NFPA Requirements and the Pros and Cons of Steel

QRFS examines the advantages and disadvantages of steel pipe, one of the most popular fire sprinkler system pipe materials for commercial applications.
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#222 – Shutgun vs Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools: Which Shuts Off Heads Better?

#222 – Shutgun vs Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools: Which Shuts Off Heads Better?

Two leading fire sprinkler shutoff tools—the Shutgun and Quickstop—compete for the chance to stop water damage. A run-down of the pros & cons of each tool.
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#221 – Fire Protection for Paint Spray Booths in Auto Body Shops

#221 – Fire Protection for Paint Spray Booths in Auto Body Shops

QRFS explains fire protection for automotive paint spray booths & areas, introducing NFPA standards plus the appropriate use of fire sprinkler systems.
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#220 – CPVC vs PVC: How a Simple Change Transforms PVC into CPVC Fire Sprinkler Pipe

#220 – CPVC vs PVC: How a Simple Change Transforms PVC into CPVC Fire Sprinkler Pipe

CPVC and PVC pipes both move water and share other characteristics, but only one is used in fire protection Since its first...
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#219 – Paint Markers for Tires, Warehousing, Art, and Other Common Uses

#219 – Paint Markers for Tires, Warehousing, Art, and Other Common Uses

Most paint markers claim to be permanent, but with uses that vary from touching up tires to decorating rocks, what's hype and what's reality? QRFS explores trending and established uses for paint markers to help consumers choose between specialty and all-purpose models.
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#218 – Comparing Harrington, Fyrelane, and Kochek Storz Connections

#218 – Comparing Harrington, Fyrelane, and Kochek Storz Connections

QRFS looks at three manufacturers of Storz products for fire protection: Kochek, Harrington, and Fyrelane USA, introducing their experience in the fire protection industry and comparing their Storz hydrant converters, fire department connections, and more.
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