Residential Fire Protection

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1

    #231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1
    Human error causes the majority of fire sprinkler failures. QRFS explains the biggest mistakes people make that lead to system malfunctions.
  6. #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements

    #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements
    QRFS breaks down NFPA 101’s requirements for fire alarm systems in healthcare occupancies, day cares, and residential dwellings ranging from family homes to apartments.
  7. #228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers

    #228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers
    QRFS explains why five common beliefs about fire protection simply aren’t true—and how fire sprinklers function reliably and precisely to save lives and property.
  8. #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.
  9. #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.
  10. #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 use in fire protection systems in the 1980s, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipes have emerged as a corrosion-resistant, lighter weight, less expensive, longer-lasting alternative to metal pipes in residential and light hazard wet sprinklers. And while steel has...

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