BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings Expands Basement Listing: Approved for Use with Exposed 16-inch Joists
Alongside our manufacturing partners, BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems has updated its Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listing as approved for use in basements with exposed joists up to 16 inches in height, and expanded blocking requirements to 40 feet.
Previously, BlazeMaster had been approved for use in basements with exposed joists only up to 12 inches in height. Fourteen inches is the most common height used in new construction homes in the Maryland area, where all new homes must have fire sprinkler systems. Additionally, expanding the blocking requirements to 40 feet from 32 feet makes it easier and more affordable to install BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings.
“This new listing reflects changing standards in residential basement joists,” said BlazeMaster’s Manager of Codes and Approvals, Forest Hampton. “Now, builders will be able to offer superior fire protection in an even greater number of residences.”
BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems is the only CPVC fire sprinkler system to be approved for use in basements with exposed joists up to 16 inches in height. “BlazeMaster is constantly researching and developing new ways to meet the needs of the building industry,” Hampton said. “BlazeMaster spent a year and a half testing its fire protection systems in basements with 16-inch joists to be eligible for the listing.”
BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems are the most specified nonmetallic fire sprinkler material in the world. This updated listing solidifies it as the CPVC fire sprinkler system of choice for builders. They prefer BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems because of its ease of installation, reliability and high performance mean more success for them.