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#83 -- Guide to Trim Valves for Fire Protection: Three-way, Angle, In-Line Check, Swing Check, Pressure Relief, and Globe Valves

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 11/16/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’re going to set our focus on trim valves in a fire protection system. Specifically, we’ll cover three-way valves, angle valves, ball valves, in-line check valves, swing check valves, pressure relief valves, and globe valves. Our goal is to give you an overview of what they are, how they function, and a brief introduction to what the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says about these helpful devices. 

#82 -- Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 11/9/2017 to Fire Department Connection
In this article, we’ll dive into thread standards and thread sizing. We’ll travel back into history to gain a better understanding of thread sizes, learn what standards are used today, and show you what solutions are available to ensure you get the right threads for your fire protection job. 

#81 -- Uses and Benefits of Plastic Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 11/2/2017 to Fire Extinguishers
In this article, we’ll look at the fire plastic fire extinguisher cabinet, where to use it, and its benefits.

#80 -- Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/26/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’ll discuss how a check valve works, the types of check valves, and their benefits. Additionally, we’ll help you understand what components you should look for when selecting a check valve and discuss their maintenance. 

#79 -- A Guide to Loosening Locked-Up Valves with a Valve Wheel Wrench

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/19/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to use a valve wheel wrench to loosen a difficult valve. We’ll take a look at the valve wheel wrench itself to get a better understanding of what it is and what sets it apart from other wrenches.

#78 -- Which Fire Sprinkler Escutcheon Do I Need?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/12/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons
In this article, we’ll learn (and see) what an escutcheon is, what it does, and why they’re necessary. Furthermore, we’ll explore the different types and how to replace them.

#77 -- How to Select a Fire Sprinkler Contractor or Fire Protection Company

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/5/2017 to Fire Protection Companies
In this article, we'll figure out what you should look for when selecting a fire sprinkler contractor or company. We'll discuss the importance of looking at their work history, obtaining customer references, state certification and licensure requirements, and help you decide what questions you should be asking.

#76 -- Does My Pressure Gauge Need a NIST Certification?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/28/2017 to NIST Certification
In this article, we’ll work to gain a better understanding of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), their mission, and what it means for your pressure gauges. We’ll gain a deeper understanding of what it means when a gauge has a NIST Certificate, when it’s necessary, and options for getting a certification for gauges in your current inventory. 

#75 -- Fire Sprinkler Systems: History, Types, and Uses

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/21/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
In this article, we’ll take a step back from looking at individual system components so we can gain a better understanding of fire sprinkler systems as a whole. We’ll discuss the various types of sprinkler systems - including wet, dry, preaction, and deluge fire sprinkler systems -  and their intended uses. 

#74 -- Where to Find Central Sprinkler Company Model A Replacement Fire Sprinkler Cover Plates

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/14/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Cover Plates
In this article, we’ll show you what makes the Model A cover plate so unique. Furthermore, we’ll explain why they’re so rare and help you explore the available options.

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

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/7/2017 to Pipe Hangers
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.

#72 -- The History of Life Safety Code: NFPA 101, NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/31/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
In this article we'll look at the history of the NFPA and life safety code to gain a better understanding of the various versions and their differences.

#71 -- When to Replace Fire Sprinkler Heads in a Fire Sprinkler System?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/24/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
The best way to identify issues with fire sprinkler heads is through regular inspections, testing, and maintenance. But when should you perform and of the aforementioned procedures? How do you know when to test or replace them? In this article, we'll help you answer all of your most burning questions!

#70 -- Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement Cabinet: How to Make a Sprinkler Kit

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/17/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
In this article, we'll help you decide what items you need in your fire sprinkler head replacement cabinet, where to store it, and the requirements it must meet.

#69 -- Test and Drain Valve: A Guide for Fire Sprinkler Contractors

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/10/2017 to Valves
In this article we'll look at the Test and Drain to uncover its benefits, uses, and features. We'll explore relevant NFPA Code so we can help you put their suggested rules and guidance into perspective and understand why it matters to you!

#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.

#67 -- What Size FDC Break Cap or Plug Do I Need?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 6/15/2017 to Standpipe Systems and Fire Department Connections
In this article, we're going to help you learn how to select the right size FDC break cap or plug. 

#66 -- Ultimate Guide to Fire Extinguisher Types: Servicing and Uses

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 6/8/2017 to Fire Extinguishers
In this article we'll learn about the various types of fire extinguishers and their uses. We’ll dive into classifications, learn what the numbers mean, how often they should be serviced or repurchased, and how to use them.

#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.

#64 - Emergency Exit Signs: Regulations and Types

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 5/26/2017 to Emergency Exit Signs and Lights
This article explores different types of emergency exit signs and lights and the associated regulations.

#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.  

#62 - What is an Underwriters Playpipe and What is it Used For?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 5/5/2017 to Fire Hose
This article explores the history of the Underwriters Playpipe and its significance, uses, types, and benefits. 

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

Posted by Jason Hugo, Courtney Montanye and Anna Hartenbach 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.

#60 - Double Jacket Fire Hose Comparison: 2 inch Fire Hose vs. 1¾ inch vs. 1½ inch:

Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 12/16/2016 to Fire Hose
A comprehensive guide to the three main double jacket fire hose sizes used as attack line hose: 2 inch, 1.75 inch, and 1.5 inch.

#59 - Protect Outside Fire Extinguishers with Outdoor Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 11/21/2016 to Fire Extinguishers
Protecting outside fire extinguishers is easy with an outdoor extinguisher cabinet. Learn about your options, what the rules are, and how an outdoor cabinet can save you both time and money.