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Fine Homebuilding: Evolution of Residential Fire Sprinklers
Fine Homebuilding says for the past several years, the struggle to enact residential sprinkler requirements hasn't been easy on builders or code officials. In this article, building code expert Glenn Mathewson explains three types of sprinkler systems designed to meet building codes, to maintain healthy domestic water, and ultimately to protect your home from fire damage.

Home Fire Sprinkler: Living With Sprinklers
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition online video Living With Home Fire Sprinklers in California teaches homeowners how fire sprinklers work, how to maintain them, and common myths.
Industry Sectors

CASA: Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is a national trade contractors association that promotes, defends, enhances and improves the business of installing and manufacturing fire sprinkler devices and systems.
Information Sources

Fire Busters: Resources On Home Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire Busters provides information and resources on home fire sprinkler systems.

Fire Protection Technicians Network: Resource Site For Fire Protection Equipment Industry
Fire Protection Technicians Network is an online resource for those in the fire alarm and fire protection technician industries.
Issues & Performance

BOABC: Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Systems For Building Officials
Building Officials online slide show presentation Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Systems For Building Officials covers sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and coordinated system testing. (PDF)

NFPA: Current Requirements For Sprinkler Systems Containing Antifreeze
National Fire Protection Association provides a summary of it's current requirements for sprinkler systems containing antifreeze which wre established following a fatal fire incident which prompted a research study and a series of fire tests, where concerns were raised about the potential for the antifreeze solution in the residential fire sprinkler system to ignite in certain fire situations.

HFSC: Installing Home Fire Sprinklers
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition provides information and resources on installing home fire sprinkler systems.

II: Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freezing
Insulation Institute says one of the primary ways to reduce the risk of sprinkler system freezing is to properly install mineral fiber insulation.

II: Reduce Costs with This Sprinkler Alternative
Insulation Institute says builders may be able to cut their overall costs for sprinklers by using fiberglass and mineral wool insulation as an effective, affordable passive fire protection solution in concealed spaces and ceiling cavities in low-rise buildings and one and two-family dwellings.

NAIMA: Insulating Fire Sprinkler Systems With Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association describes recommended practices for insulating fire sprinkler systems with fiber glass and mineral wool. (PDF)

PHCP Pros: Residential Fire Sprinkler Installers
Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor discusses who should install the fire sprinkler, and what type of training should they have.

PM Engineer: Sprinkler Piping Materials
PM Engineer magazine explains what to consider before specifying one of the three basic types of sprinkler piping: steel, copper tubing and plastic.
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