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  • #16
    Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

    i could find away to hide the pipes if i did not have a 2nd floor .i just know if i get a house out in the boonies i want some thing that will work to save us and the house ,things dry and be replaced

    have you ever used the plastic pipe yet
    Charlie

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    • #17
      Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

      CPVC yes, houses, condos, and offices. CPVC is not rated for dry systems. I personaly would never even consider using pex, just looks too cheesey or hack for me.

      As far as hiding the pipes there is a product called "deco-shield" made just for hiding pipe in the corner of the wall and ceiling, a plastic soffit with all of the right connectors and fittings, works pretty good and can be painted. http://www.decoshield.com/

      I really had rather do industrial work myself.

      G3
      Last edited by G3sprinklers; 02-16-2010, 08:10 PM.

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      • #18
        Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

        CHECK OUT THIS LINK
        http://www.residentialfiresprinklers...ck-case-study/

        WATCH THESE VIDEO'S

        http://www.residentialfiresprinklers.com/blog/videos/
        Last edited by JERRYMAC; 02-17-2010, 08:37 AM.
        JERRYMAC
        E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
        CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
        FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
        SINCE JAN. 1989

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        • #19
          Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

          the national fire code for sprinklers is

          nfpa 13 d for any professional plumbers

          who want to check this out
          JERRYMAC
          E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
          CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
          FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
          SINCE JAN. 1989

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          • #20
            Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

            Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
            They are heat sensitive at the head itself. Pay no attention to the hollywood movies that show all of the sprinklers going off at the same time in a building (there are systems made like that (deluge, where all of the heads are open, no glass bulb or fusible link) but for extreme high risk areas; tanks, conveyors, fueling stations, airplane hangers, etc.). The heads in a residential system mostly would be 155* F, and if one head goes off the rest do not, unless they also reach 155*.

            I really don't understand why most people are so afraid of residential sprinkler systems. Water damage can come from many things in the house and I would guess most home owners do not even know where the main shut off valve for their domestic water is located, let alone any tools or "street key" to turn it off at the curb.

            G3
            See, that's what I was not sure of, I have never seen a sprinkler system in a residential situation here. They are not a common thing in Oregon and the one thing that scared me about them was the thought of smoke from a burnt dinner setting them off. Common sense told me that it was probably heat sensitive but even then I didn't know that it would only set off the sprinklers that reach the 155 deg.mark. Cool information G3sprinklers, thank you.

            I wouldn't say "most home owners do not even know where the main shut off valve for their domestic water is located, let alone any tools or "street key" to turn it off at the curb"

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            • #21
              Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

              In the Great State of Tennessee a plumber or mechanical contractor can not (or is not susposed to) install fire sprinklers or dedicated underground fire lines or run-ins into the buildings.

              To be able to install sprinklers you need a sprinkler contractors license and to obtain that you will also need a responsible managing employee license. The sprinkler contractors license will let you do work up to $25,000 per contract and you must have a $10,000 bond. To do work in excess of $25,000 per contract you will also need a contractors license and your contract limit will be based on your net worth times 10. No bond needed since you have to list what your net worth is (money in bank, tools, offices, vechiles, etc.)

              NFPA-13D is only one of many code books, this is for one and two family dwellings and manufactured homes
              NFPA-13R reidential upto and including 4 stories
              NPA-13 (the main book) installation of sprinkler systems

              Then there are seperate code books for underground piping, tanks, pumps, standpipes, etc., etc.

              And after you comply with code then you have to comply with any other codes the local fire marshal imposes, please the architect, please the owner, please the water department, and please the general contractor.

              G3

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              • #22
                Re: Melted Water Pipe Extinguishes House Fire

                here is a pretty good vid from utube, the are plenty of more to look at also
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcIJBTDozNY

                enjoy

                G3

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