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Heavy-Duty Head Guard for Vertical Pipe Ends | Various Pipe Sizes | Red

Prevent catastrophic and costly fire sprinkler activation with this Red Heavy-Duty Fire Sprinkler Head Guard. Designed for vertical pipe ends from 1" to 3" NPS, this head guard clamps to a drop on a pendent fire sprinkler or a sprig on an upright fire sprinkler. This mild-steel guard installs over an existing head or head guard to stop or slow collisions with construction equipment, pallets, basketballs, and more. Made to order and manufactured in the USA!
As low as $79.99
SKU Pipe Orientation Pipe Size Material
HDHGVRD Vertical Multiple Pipe Sizes Available Hot-Rolled Mild-Grade Steel
Color Availability
Red Made to Order. Average Lead Time: 5 Business Days.

Product Description

Red Heavy-Duty Fire Sprinkler Head Guard for vertical pipe ends fastens directly to fire sprinkler system piping, providing unmatched protection against mechanical damage. This sprinkler accessory clamps to vertical pipe ends, such as:

  • A drop to a pendent fire sprinkler
  • A sprig to an upright fire sprinkler

Selection and Sizing

This red head guard installs over the top of an existing sprinkler or head guard located at a pipe's end. Each heavy-duty headguard is available for seven pipe sizes, including:

  • 1" (25.4 mm)
  • 1 1/4" (31.75 mm)
  • 1 1/2" (38.1 mm)
  • 2" (50.8 mm)
  • 2 1/2" (63.5 mm)
  • 3" (76.2 mm)

These measurements reflect the nominal diameter or size (NPS) and not the pipe's outside diameter. To guarantee correct sizing, follow these steps:

  1. Wrap a string around the pipe as tightly as possible.
  2. Mark the points on the string where the two ends touch.
  3. Measure the distance between the string's two marked ends to get the pipe's circumference.
  4. Find your pipe's nominal diameter with the chart below.
Circumference Outside Diameter Headguard Size (NPS)
Inches Millimeters Inches Millimeters in/mm
4.131 104.9 1.315 33.4 1" (25.4 mm)
5.215 132.5 1.66 42.2 1 1/4" (31.75 mm)
5.969 151.6 1.9 48.3 1 1/2" (38.1 mm)
7.461 189.5 2.375 60.3 2" (50.8 mm)
9.032 229.4 2.875 73 2 1/2" (63.5 mm)
10.996 279.3 3.5 88.9 3" (76.2 mm)
14.137 359.1 4.5 114.3 4" (101.6 mm)

Ordering and Shipping

Heavy Duty Head Guards are made-to-order and do not qualify for returns. A representative from QRFS will contact you after you place your order to ensure proper sizing and design before placing an order with the manufacturer. On average, products ship five business days after placing an order with the manufacturer.

Additional Details

Each extra-large fire sprinkler head guard makes installation and removal easy with a jig-assembled clamp that installs to the end of a vertical metal or plastic pipe. Made from hot-rolled mild steel, each guard is designed to provide heads with a large "crush space" that stops or slows the impact of construction equipment, pallets, basketballs, and more.

Red Heavy-Duty Fire Sprinkler Head Guard for Vertical Pipe Ends is ideal for use by contractors altering or renovating facilities where unwanted sprinkler activation is especially costly, including cleanrooms, semiconductor facilities, and industrial storage facilities. This head guard is designed for use as a temporary fire sprinkler guard and is not specifically listed or approved for permanent use with NFPA 13-compliant systems. We recommend consulting with your local fire marshal or other authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) before installing.

Made in the USA!

Approximate Dimensions

8" (20.3 cm) x 7.5" (19.1 cm) x 12" (30.5 cm)


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