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#389 – How to Select a Pipe Cover Plate: Understanding IPS Dimensions

#389 – How to Select a Pipe Cover Plate: Understanding IPS Dimensions

Nominal size is not *actual* size. If you forget this, you’ll end up with components that don’t match. QRFS explains how IPS and other measurements relate to actual size.
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#388 – A Home Fire Safety Checklist and Planning Guide

#388 – A Home Fire Safety Checklist and Planning Guide

Use this checklist to prepare for and prevent house fires. Fire safety depends on planning, prevention, & tools like smoke alarms & fire extinguishers.
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#387 – Extended Coverage Sprinkler Spacing Part 2: Obstructions

#387 – Extended Coverage Sprinkler Spacing Part 2: Obstructions

In part 2 of our series on fire sprinkler spacing for extended coverage sprinklers, QRFS looks at the rules for avoiding obstructions.
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#386 – What’s the Difference Between a Tamper Switch and a Supervisory Switch?

#386 – What’s the Difference Between a Tamper Switch and a Supervisory Switch?

QRFS explains the difference between tamper switches and supervisory switches, plus other types of fire sprinkler system sensors.
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#385 – DeWALT Hangermate Fastener Tools Make Installing Threaded Rod Easy

#385 – DeWALT Hangermate Fastener Tools Make Installing Threaded Rod Easy

Fastener tools like DeWALT HangerMate threaded rod anchors help you hang pipe or other equipment by drilling directly into structural members.
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#384 – The Coast Guard Rules for Boat Fire Extinguishers

#384 – The Coast Guard Rules for Boat Fire Extinguishers

What is a Coast Guard-approved fire extinguisher? How many boat fire extinguishers do you need? QRFS explains the 2016 rule change.
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#383 – Maintaining or Replacing Fire Hose Reels and Racks

#383 – Maintaining or Replacing Fire Hose Reels and Racks

Fire hose reels and racks can be life-saving equipment in the right hands. Learn when code requires fire hose cabinets and when they can be removed.
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#382 – Install Sprinkler Head Cover Plates with the Proper Tools

#382 – Install Sprinkler Head Cover Plates with the Proper Tools

Learn how fire sprinkler head cover plate installation tools make it easy to remove sprinkler caps and install cover plates—safely from the floor.
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#381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems

#381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems

Server rooms need strong cooling and fire protection systems. QRFS examines aisle containment systems and how they can impede fire protection.
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#380 — Sprinkler Head Spacing: Extended Coverage Fire Sprinklers, Part 1

#380 — Sprinkler Head Spacing: Extended Coverage Fire Sprinklers, Part 1

Learn the basics for the maximum and minimum distances for extended coverage fire sprinklers according to NFPA 13.
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