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#105 - Stopping Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home

Posted by Jason Hugo on 4/24/2018 to Contractor Tools
Water leaks can happen in surprising and hidden places in the home, and cause thousands of dollars in damage before they're fixed. QRFS details the causes, costs, and insurance implications of home water leaks, plus looks at a simple solution to automatically detect leaks and stop them: The Water Hero.

#84 -- What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 11/23/2017 to Contractor Tools
Learn how and when hydrostatic testing is conducted on standpipes and sprinkler systems. 

#73 -- Fasteners in a Fire Sprinkler System: Benefits, Considerations, and Types

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/7/2017 to Contractor Tools
In this article, we’ll dive further into the world of fasteners. We’ll get a better understanding of what they are and how to use them, look at the guidelines provided by the NFPA, and explore available options.

#63 - Which Hand Held Digital Tachometer is Right For Me?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 5/16/2017 to Contractor Tools
Contact or contact-less? That is the question. In this article, we explore the differences between contact and contact-less handheld digital tachometers and share our recommended model that balances price with reliability and functionality.