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Let’s Talk about SPRINKLERS in the Home

Once again in the dark ages of 1985 when I was building in Washington State, I tried to put sprinklers in my small homes. As soon as the Fire Marshalls got ahold of this request, all hell broke loose. I was just going to connect the pipes into the existing home water pipes. No, no, no, said the federalies. They wanted me to put in the infamous “Christmas tree” in each garage with a pressure boosting tank system to over 110 pounds pressure, and have it tested periodically. Oh, yeah, they also wanted me to put that pressure system pump off the main line to the house. Back then, it looked like a cost increase of about $8,500 on a $$85,000 house.

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