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#68 -- Fire Sprinkler Riser: Components and Benefits for Sprinkler Contractors

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 7/20/2017 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Pre-fabricated residential risers save fire sprinkler contractors both time and money, a win-win for all involved.  Read this article to learn about the different pre-fab riser options for residential and commercial systems.

#65 -- Guide to Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 6/2/2017 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
In this article, we’ll discover how the butterfly valve works, what components make up the butterfly valve for fire protection, and the different types of butterfly valves.

#61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed

Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 12/29/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components

What type of fire sprinkler head do you have? If you cannot answer that question, we'll help you out by listing the primary fire sprinkler types and their benefits, features, and options.

#58 - Which Fire Sprinkler Head Cover Plate Do I Need?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 11/4/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Finding the right cover plate for you fire sprinkler is easier than you think.  In this blog, learn how to remove your current cover plate, figure out the manufacturer, and find the correct one for your fire sprinkler today!

#56 - Fire Alarm Bell Mounting Height

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 7/29/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
The fire alarm bell has been around around forever; it's been saving lives and irking building occupants with inconvenient drills since 1852.

#55 - Introduction to Standpipe Systems and Angle Hose Valves

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 7/22/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Angle hose valves give firefighters access to the standpipe system's supply of water, which it carries from the ground level FDC. 

#54 - What is a Siamese Connection?

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 7/15/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
The Siamese FDC features two female inlets, and plays an essential role in providing supplemental water to sprinkler and standpipe systems. 

#52 - FDC Plugs: What they are and how to install one

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 6/30/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
FDC plugs ensure the effectiveness of a building's fire department connection by preventing foreign material from entering and clogging waterways. 

#43 - Sprinkler Gauges: Know Your Sprinkler System is Ready for Action

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 4/22/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Sprinkler gauges - air or water pressure gauges installed at various points throughout the system - provide building owners and firefighters with an easy, visual way to prove the system has an adequate supply of water. Learn what to look for when purchasing sprinkler gauges, including the necessary certifications required by most building codes and how to ensure your current gauges are working correctly.

#42 - Digital Pressure Gauges: The Future is Here!

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 4/18/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Out with the old, in with the new! The digital pressure gauge provides the accuracy you expect from your gauges with the benefits of digital technology. Learn about the benefits of digital pressure gauges in today's blog! 

#41 - Ashcroft Gauges: Setting the Standard in Fire Protection and Testing

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 4/8/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Ashcroft Gauges have set the standard for Fire Protection and Testing for over a century. Learn about the company and their fire protection and testing specific gauges in this week's blog.

#40 - Quick Response Sprinkler: The Definitive Guide

Posted by Jason Hugo on 3/4/2016 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
The mission of the quick response sprinkler is human survivability. In the Definitive Guide to Quick Response Sprinklers, learn how changes in the sprinkler itself and its placement within the system are delivering on that mission. Then learn how to tell if you have quick response sprinklers (and how to order them). 

#39 - What is a Tamper Switch for Fire Protection Systems?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/19/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Tamper switches are an essential component in a modern fire protection system. But what exactly is a tamper switch and where are they used? We've got the scoop in our Introduction to Fire Protection Tamper Switches blog.

#38 - Fire Sprinkler Covers vs Escutcheons: The Definitive Guide

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/5/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
The fire sprinkler industry is full of jargon - or words only the industry really understands. Understanding this sub-language is very important when ordering new or replacement parts. Therefore, this blog provides The Definitive Guide to Fire Sprinkler Covers vs. Sprinkler Escutcheons.

#36 - Fire Sprinkler Head Guard: Protect Your Fire Sprinklers

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/22/2016 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
We all know fire sprinklers protect your business or home in the event of a fire. But what protects the sprinkler? Fire sprinkler head guard!

#35 - Can I Mount a Fire Alarm Bell Outside?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/8/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Can I mount a fire alarm bell outside? Read this informational blog to find the answer. 

#32 - Brass Sprinkler Extensions: Essential Information

Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/19/2013 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
Brass sprinkler extensions take the worry out of sprinkler drops that are cut too short! Learn about sprinkler extensions and what we offer here at QRFS in today's blog.

#29 - Flexible Sprinkler Drops: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jason Hugo on 11/11/2013 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
A sprinkler fitter can typically mount 50-60 flexible sprinkler drops in an hour, vs. 6 to 10 of a more tradition rigid pipe style. Learn about this great addition to any sprinkler system that can save fitters time and ensure more even sprinkler spacing.

#28 - FDC Caps or Plugs | What Are My Options?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 10/29/2013 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
FDC Caps or Plugs protect Fire Department Connections (FDC) from dirt, dust, and debris so they're fully functional in an emergency. Learn about this product here!

#18 -- What is a Kydex Ring? How do I install a Kydex Ring?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 5/7/2013 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
What is a kydex ring? How do I install it? These questions and more answered in today's blog!

#16 - What is a Storz connection and how does it work?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 3/19/2013 to Fire Sprinkler System Components
In this edition of the Fire Sprinkler System Components series we discuss Storz Connections. What is a Storz Connection? How does it work? Where is it found?

#14 - Can I paint my fire sprinkler cover plates?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 3/12/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Can I paint my fire sprinkler system's cover plates? The answer is no. Read this blog to find out why and what options are available to you!

#12 - What is a Flow Switch or Water Flow Detector in a Fire Sprinkler System?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/26/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
In this edition of the Fire Sprinkler System Components series, we discuss a water flow detector, or flow switch. What is it? How does it work? Why is it there?