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Fire Protection

News, trends, codes and new products for the residential fire protection market.


Progress has been made to reduce fire deaths but work is still needed

20, 40, 60 years.
October 18, 2013

Three magical numbers: 20, 40, 60 years. But let’s start with 40. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the federal government issued the document, “America Burning.”

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Black-iron pipe installations

Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System
May 29, 2013


Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System 

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Protecting cloud ceilings with fire sprinklers

Report due next month will recommend new installation criteria.
May 29, 2013

 Cloud ceilings are being installed increasingly in commercial and industrial buildings. They frequently function to hide mechanical equipment, improve acoustics or both.  

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The 2012 Pipe Trades Giants: Staying positive

August 1, 2012
Housing sales gain ground and green construction continues to grow.
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Debunking sprinkler myths

May 1, 2012
Why more builders and plumbing contractors are installing home fire sprinkler systems.
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ICC Committee Upholds Sprinkler Requirement

November 4, 2009
Fire sprinklers set to become a standard feature in all new homes.
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Fire Sprinkler Webinar Focuses On Multipurpose Systems In Residential Fire Protection

April 17, 2009
A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts LLC on behalf of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association to inform contractors nationwide about the use of multipurpose systems in residential construction and how these systems can present a competitive business advantage for the plumbing contractor.
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Harvel Publishes New CPVC Fire Sprinkler Piping Installation Guide

February 23, 2009
Harvel Plastics Inc. has published a new comprehensive 72-page CPVC Fire Sprinkler Piping Installation Guide to provide the fire sprinkler industry with a comprehensive printed resource for technical data on installing CPVC fire sprinkler systems.
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Fire Sprinkler Apprentice Competition Announced

February 12, 2009
The American Fire Sprinkler Association will host its 16th Annual National Apprentice Competition Oct. 16, 2009, in San Diego during its annual convention and exhibition.
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Training Available For Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

January 30, 2009
You must be certified to design and install these systems under the new ICC mandate.
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BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


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2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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