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#47 - How to Install FDC Caps

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 5/27/2016
FDC caps ensure optimal flow through a building's fire department connection by preventing foreign material from clogging the passageways. They ensure that a building's sprinkler system effectively receives supplemental water that fire departments provide through the FDC. 

#46 - How to Use a Pitot Gauge for Hydrant Flow Testing

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 5/20/2016
Need to test a fire hydrant's rate of discharge? Read this blog to find out how this is accomplished, and what steps should be taken to ensure accurate results. A popular way to perform hydrant flow testing is by using a Pitot gauge, which consists of three components: a blade, handle, and gauge. It remains one of the fasted, most efficient methods for measuring both straight tip and hydrant flow GPM to uncover reduced flow rates.

#45 - How to Clean Dirty Fire Sprinklers?

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 5/6/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
How to clean fire sprinkler heads? Great question! Read this blog to learn about the safety and health implications of dirty fire sprinklers, your options for replacing or cleaning the heads, and the BEST option for cleaning fire sprinkler heads.