ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Automatic Sprinklers: Homeowner/Occupant Sprinkler Inspections   [open pdf - 318KB]

"A close look at the pressure gauge on this residential sprinkler system riser reveals there is no water pressure and the system may be out of service, or the gauge valve is simply closed. In either case, this system needs attention. Residential sprinkler systems are intended to be easy to install and simple to maintain, yet one of the arguments by those who oppose residential sprinkler mandates is 'who will force maintenance the system' since fire inspectors generally do not inspect occupied one- and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes. According to NFPA [National Fire Protection Association] 13D, 'Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes', the sprinkler system installer must provide the owner/ occupant instructions on inspecting, testing, and maintaining the system."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2009-44
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Date:
2009-11-03
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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