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On/off sprinkler heads

From: Gail Greve <gggrev>
Date: Monday, July 31, 1995
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We are planning a new research library and have selected on/off
sprinkler heads for our fire protection system.  The sprinkler heads
will be used with a wet system.  We chose a wet system based on
reported maintenance problems with dry systems.

Recently, we learned that Australia is banning on/off sprinkler
heads because of leakage problems with ones that have been installed
there. We do know that there has been a history of leaks with two
manufacturer's on/off heads, but thought that the problem had been
corrected in their latest products.

Does anyone know of a library that has used on/off sprinkler heads
for the last 5-10 years, either with or without problems?

Gail Greve
Associate Curator of Special Collections
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, Virginia  23187-1776
Fax:   804-221-8902

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:15
                  Distributed: Friday, August 4, 1995
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Received on Monday, 31 July, 1995

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