October 2012

Residential Fire Sprinkler

Commencing on January 1, 2011 all new homes are required to have a fire sprinkler system.  The new code requirement was met with some confusion, as most local building departments had not yet completed their plan check procedures.  In these cases, builders looked to their plumbing and fire sprinkler sub-contractors for assistance.  

At Wayne Maples Plumbing and Heating, and Mapleservice we launched our “aqua-safe” residential fire sprinkler design.  Working closely with building departments and officials the aqua-safe residential fire sprinkler system proved an immediate and preferred solution. The benefits of the aqua-safe system are:
    1. It’s looped with the domestic water resulting in frequent flow
    2. Frequent flow eliminates the backflow prevention installation requirement due to stagnation.
    4. No annual testing of  backflow prevention devices.
/>    5. The installed heads are not invasive to residential designs

Aquasafe systems are a PEX piping system, and are designed by Uponor.  Uponor is the leader in the manufacturing of PEX piping and fittings.

Wayne Maples Plumbing & Heating is a licensed plumbing subcontractor, and a licensed fire sprinkler contractor.  Both license classifications are required to install the aqua safe system. 

Submitted by Dale Maples, Owner

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