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fire sprinkler main flush

Discussion in 'Commercial Fire Codes' started by cda, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. cda

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    Frank has not signed on in four years
     
  2. Paul Sweet

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    Frank has retired.
     
  3. cda

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    Maybe we need a retirement thread category,

    That way they can log on every so often and just put a laugh track in, at the one still Codeing.
     
  4. cda

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    To me you would need to know what the particular fire hydrant flows.
     
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  5. cda

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    Just open say three of the steamer connections, let them flow till you are happy, and than do the same to the other three.

    Not sure why you are getting debris, after all that water has flowed?


    I would say no matter what the flow rated is, I would want to see no debris at the end of the time.
     
  6. T_Puente

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    Thanks CDA
     
  7. FM William Burns

    FM William Burns Moderator

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    A chart could only be used as a hydraulic guide. Without physical or electronic measurement I could not accept. Since this discussion, I have traveled to many presentations that I gave on fire protection systems maintenance and testing with my box.

    The box holds physical aids for the presentations since I had to learn the actual definitions for pebble, stone, rock and boulder in testimony preparation. The prep was necessary after a national chain 1.8 million s.f. distribution center replaced (2) fire pumps during a commissioning test due to foreign object damage I warned could occur. I collected evidence and used it. It was a Perry Mason moment I grin at every time I have to give the reference in a presentation.
     
  8. Insurance Engineer

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    Us retired folks still stop by.......this one is a trip down memory lane.....from what I remember....you know old folks and memory....lol
     
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