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12/03/2012

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I understand the drive, but where is the common sence, Sprinkling an outside overhang because it is over 4 ft should have some leeway. Ours has concrete out past eve, solid brick walls and sheetrocked ceiling. no bushes for 20 feet, just 40 ft of lawn. Why sprinkle here when 2 ft overhang has schrub below it, and does not have sprinkler. Why not ban shrubs closer than 10 ft.
Also concerned about freezing in winter. Especially in unheated homes. Can water be drained?

Mr. Martin,
Specific code requirements are dictated by your local fire marshal. With regards to your questions about draining the water from the system it is possible to do, but it will render the system inoperative. Are you sure you want to do that? Please contact a fire spirnkler contractor to make sure it done performed correctly.

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