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#231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1

#231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1

Human error causes the majority of fire sprinkler failures. QRFS explains the biggest mistakes people make that lead to system malfunctions.
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#230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements

#230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements

QRFS breaks down NFPA 101’s requirements for fire alarm systems in healthcare occupancies, day cares, and residential dwellings ranging from family homes to apartments.
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#229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

#229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

A property condition assessment ensures that life safety systems are working and up to code—avoiding expensive surprises in a commercial real estate deal.
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#228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers

#228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers

QRFS explains why five common beliefs about fire protection simply aren’t true—and how fire sprinklers function reliably and precisely to save lives and property.
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#227 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 2

#227 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 2

QRFS looks at how specific states and cities have embraced or fought the International Residential Code’s (IRC) mandate to install residential fire sprinklers in all new homes.
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#226 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 1

#226 – The Conflict Over Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements, Part 1

Model building codes have required residential fire sprinklers for years but few states have adopted this requirement. This article explains the current legislative battles and provides an overview of current codes.
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#225 – Distance Rules, Part 2: Sprinkler Head Obstruction Distance Rules for Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers

#225 – Distance Rules, Part 2: Sprinkler Head Obstruction Distance Rules for Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers

NFPA minimum sprinkler obstruction distances ensure that pendent, upright, & sidewall standard spray sprinklers activate on time & fight fires effectively.
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#224 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: The Pros and Cons of Copper and CPVC

#224 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: The Pros and Cons of Copper and CPVC

QRFS finishes its examination of common fire sprinkler system pipe materials by taking a hard look at copper and CPVC, two of the most popular options.
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#223 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: NFPA Requirements and the Pros and Cons of Steel

#223 – Fire Sprinkler System Pipe Material: NFPA Requirements and the Pros and Cons of Steel

QRFS examines the advantages and disadvantages of steel pipe, one of the most popular fire sprinkler system pipe materials for commercial applications.
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#222 – Shutgun vs Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools: Which Shuts Off Heads Better?

#222 – Shutgun vs Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools: Which Shuts Off Heads Better?

Two leading fire sprinkler shutoff tools—the Shutgun and Quickstop—compete for the chance to stop water damage. A run-down of the pros & cons of each tool.
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