Residential Fire Protection

  1. #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care

    #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care
    CPVC pipe offers a quick and easy way to install fire sprinkler systems in light-hazard applications, without the expense or hassle of using metal. To implement a successful design, installers have to be aware of compatible chemicals and uses, product care, and listed uses.
  2. #160 – CPVC, Copper, Steel, and PEX: Trends in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems

    #160 – CPVC, Copper, Steel, and PEX: Trends in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems
    Fire sprinkler installers looking to compete in the home fire sprinkler market have a wide variety of piping materials at their disposal. QRFS estimates the prevalence of piping materials, including PEX and CPVC fire sprinkler pipe, and explains how some factors—namely, cost—have left copper and steel with a much smaller role.
  3. #147 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 1

    #147 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 1
    NFPA 13 has guided sprinkler installers and designers for more than a century. QRFS looks at NFPA 13 2019 changes, including an organizational overhaul and technical revisions impacting residential sprinklers in NFPA 13 systems.
  4. #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?

    #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?
    CPVC and PEX have become extremely popular, safety-approved pipe materials in home fire sprinkler systems. Both are easier and less expensive to install than metallic pipe and have better performance characteristics. But which of the two thermoplastics is better? QRFS attempts to answer this excellent question.
  5. #107 - The Use of Antifreeze in Fire Protection Systems

    After a series of incidents in which antifreeze ignited after sprinklers deployed during a fire, NFPA investigated and began issuing new guidelines for its use in 2010. QRFS explains the current status of using antifreeze in fire protection systems, as well as alternatives for freeze protection.
  6. #104 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is Simple

    #104 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is Simple
    Home fire sprinklers are simple and easy to maintain, and they can last for decades with minimal care. But the specific maintenance requirements depend on the type of system and the components that are installed. QRFS takes a look at how to maintain different home fire sprinkler systems, including the essential "don'ts" that ensure sprinklers will work in an emergency.
  7. #103 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 3)

    #103 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 3)
    In the last installment of our series covering the installation of home fire sprinklers, we complete our look at major sprinkler system components, examining pipe in home fire sprinklers as well as valves and alarms.
  8. #102 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 2)

    #102 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 2)
    In Part 2 of our Residential Fire Sprinkler Installation series, we cover some of the major components of residential fire sprinkler systems: The types of sprinkler heads and their distribution; how the water supply is determined and applies to standalone or multipurpose systems; and pumps, tanks, and other possible items that can be used in a system.
  9. #100 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 1)

    #100 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 1)
    In the first part of our series about installing home fire sprinklers, QRFS reviews the two major types of residential sprinkler systems (standalone vs. multipurpose), what to consider if installing fire sprinklers in a new home or retrofitting into an existing home, and what to look for when hiring a contractor.
  10. #99 - Residential Fire Sprinklers: The Ultimate Home Fire Safety Solution!

    #99 - Residential Fire Sprinklers: The Ultimate Home Fire Safety Solution!
    Residential fire sprinkler systems can mean life or death in a house fire. The systems are reliable and inexpensive, so why don't more homes have them? In this blog post, we examine residential fire statistics, the impact of residential sprinklers, and some FAQs about home fire sprinklers. We look closer at cost and safety statistics, as well as maintenance required with these systems.

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