How do they work??
Fire sprinklers are only activated when the temperature in the room in which
a fire is burning exceeds the preset temperature of the sprinkler head —
nominally 135°F-165°F. Sprinklers operate as individual heat sensors,
meaning that water is only released in the area where there is a fire. They are
not activated by smoke. Often in a room with two sprinkler heads, only one
operates. Sprinklers typically deliver 25gal/minute (compared to 250gal/min
from a fire hose); systems are usually plumbed with copper pipe or rigid
CPVC pipe, fed off the rising main. Ideally, they require a 1 inch cold feed into
the house, as the systems need a good flow. This can be integrated with a
rainwater recycling system.
What happens if it sets
off?
Only the sprinkler(s)
closest to the fire will
activate, spraying water
directly on the fire.
Each sprinkler is
individually activated by
heat. The rest of the
sprinklers in a house will
not activate unless there is
also a fire in that location.
90% of all home fires are
contained with a single
sprinkler head.
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