Residential Fire Protection

  1. #291 – How the California Fire Code of 2019 May Affect Your Grilling Plans in 2020

    #291 – How the California Fire Code of 2019 May Affect Your Grilling Plans in 2020
    The 2019 California Fire Code will restrict the use of BBQ grills in apartments & other residential buildings in 2020. Learn about the rules & options here.
  2. #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads

    #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads
    Recalls and the Tyco buy-out made Central Sprinkler Company’s products scarce. Here’s what we know about replacing Central Sprinkler heads and cover plates.
  3. #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision

    #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision
    A Virginia fire chief's attempt to add residential fire sprinkler requirements to building codes has failed. Learn about the debate over sprinklers.
  4. #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

    #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies
    Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.
  5. #260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?

    #260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?
    QRFS examines the difference between residential fire sprinkler heads and other sprinkler heads, as well as NFPA standards for residential sprinkler systems.
  6. #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

    #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components
    Each fire riser serves as a central hub for sprinkler system inspection, testing, and repair. For more on residential and commercial risers, fire sprinkler riser components, and how they’re used in different system types, read on.
  7. #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

    #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function
    QRFS examines hydrostatic test pumps: the device that enables a critical fire protection system test that ensures piping networks can handle the pressure.
  8. #253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads

    #253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads
    Victaulic’s straightforward selection of fire sprinkler escutcheons makes it easy for consumers to find a compatible design and finish. Read on to learn more about Victaulic’s fire sprinkler escutcheons and parts for the Model V27, V34, and more.
  9. #250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

    #250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations
    QRFS compares fire blankets and fire extinguishers, explaining how and where each on may be used as part of a fire protection strategy.
  10. #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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