Day 11

It helps the water get a running start

January 10th, 2012

Fire department connection to a building's sprinkler system


  1. Jason Eppink says:

    I assumed sprinklers were already tapped into a system with a lot of water pressure behind it, and they could work independently of the fire department arriving. But apparently that’s not always the case and the fire department often has to, what, route water from fire hydrants through the stand pipes?

  2. doug says:

    Sprinkler systems are always pressurized. These pipes should be the drains for the system.

  3. Joisy Jeff says:

    Actully these are the stand pipes. Fire Pumps in the building get the sprinkler system running right away on activation. These are hook ups for fire trucks and serve as a secondary water source.

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