Plumbing

Published on May 6th, 2016 | by Henri

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Residential sprinkler systems

Q.  My wife and I are going to build a new house. We would like to incorporate a fire sprinkler system. I have been able to find some information on wet systems that run off the home water system. I have not been able to find anything on a dry system that could be used in an attached workshop and the garage.

What are your recommendations on home fire sprinkler systems? We would appreciate any information that you may have.

A.  There is such a thing as a dry system, but it requires a compressor. It is best to have a special loop with anti-freeze in the regular water sprinkler system. Be aware that most sprinkler systems require a permit and that it may take six to eight weeks to get drawings made and approval from whichever authority regulates sprinkler systems’ installation – the town or the state.

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