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Regulations: A Win in Portland, but a Loss in Wisconsin

The fight to make the nation safer by requiring fire sprinkler systems in more buildings is an ongoing struggle marked by victories and defeats. The building industry, landlords and anti-regulation forces continue to not only resist new regulations, but overturn existing rules. That was the case in Portland, Oregon, where the state Building Codes Division […]

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Corrosion: Detecting a Threat in Fire Sprinkler Systems

Building owners and managers who have their fire sprinkler systems regularly inspected might think they are doing everything necessary to ensure the pipes don’t fail and that the systems will perform when activated. But, while inspections are necessary and often required, they’re not always sufficient in and of themselves. In some cases, inspections uncover problems, […]

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Joining CPVC and Steel in a Fire Sprinkler System

As the popularity of CPVC pipe in fire sprinkler systems grows, more installers are dealing with joining plastic piping to steel as part of new construction or retrofits. While BlazeMaster® Pipe and Fittings makes this relatively easy, the process does require installers to follow several safety procedures. Installers should follow the guidelines for hybrid systems […]

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Fire Sprinkler Systems Should Be A No-Brainer

A fire on January 28, 2015 in San Francisco left one dead and 60 tenants displaced. The building housed businesses and apartments and has become part of the argument about whether older buildings should be required to install fire sprinkler systems. While San Francisco mandates that all new and renovated apartment buildings, commercial structures and […]

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