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Q: I have a flexible sprinkler pipe question. Can flexible sprinkler pipe penetrate a 2-hour rated fire wall separating a Business Occupancy and an Ambulatory Occupancy? A: According to section …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 29, 2020
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Q: In a physician’s clinic that is claimed to be fully protected with sprinklers, the building elevator control room is not sprinklered. Must I install or can I leave it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 2, 2019
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Q: I am a consultant and I have a client who has a new high rise hospital that is not fully sprinklered. The plans for this hospital were approved and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 16, 2018
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Q: My question has to do with the pressure gauges for our fire sprinkler system. We just had some out of date pressure gauges replaced by a new sprinkler contractor …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 4, 2018
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Q: Please explain why The Joint Commission standard EP 1 identifies control valve signal devices and valve tamper switches as different pieces of equipment? The only difference I can see …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2016
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Q: Many AHJ's are requiring RPZ backflow devices on sprinkler systems. Is there a testing requirement for these devices? Also, is there a periodic test required for a PIV? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 13, 2016
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NFPA 25 (1998 edition), section 4-3.1 has a requirement listed to test the Private Fire Service Mains once every 5 years. The standard says the test must be performed on exposed fire …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 2, 2014
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I ran across this fire hydrant while I was in southern California. It appears to me that the organization has failed to conduct basic routine inspections since the cap is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 23, 2013

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