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#85 -- Kidde 2017 Fire Extinguisher Recall: Quick Reference Guide for Fire Extinguisher Owners

Posted by Jason Hugo on 11/30/2017 to Fire Extinguishers
Kidde, one of the world's most popular manufacturers of life safety equipment, recalled nearly 40 million fire extinguishers after over 400 safety issues were reported. What does this mean for you and what fire extinguisher should you have? 

#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. 

#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.