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    Default Residential Sprinklers, SC isn't all backwards

    Proud to see this coming from my state. South Carolina is working to require residential sprinklers in all new homes. My county has had some of the highest fatality rates from residential fires in the state. This can't come soon enough.

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    Lets see how backwards or not the politicians are when the Home Builders Associations and their Lobbyists first file an injunction for a temporary halt on the new law while they battle it in court for a few years. Pay attention. First round of court fight in Pennsylvania (to answer the request for an injunction) on March 1.
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    The state of NY just passed a law that every home has to have a CO detector in it. I laughed at this as there is no way to enforce it.

    However, sprinklers are a great idea. A properly sprinklered house will contain the fire and the need for additional resources will be greatly diminished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    The state of NY just passed a law that every home has to have a CO detector in it. I laughed at this as there is no way to enforce it.

    However, sprinklers are a great idea. A properly sprinklered house will contain the fire and the need for additional resources will be greatly diminished.
    Shows what you know about NFPA13D......Nothing. Just like everything else. Par for the course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Shows what you know about NFPA13D......Nothing. Just like everything else. Par for the course!
    So what are you saying, sprinklers don't do any good

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    So what are you saying, sprinklers don't do any good
    No. I am saying that you don't know squat about sprinklers in residential applications, which coincides with your knowledge of anything else fire-service related.
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    Another annoying "caw" from the ScareCrow
    The state of NY just passed a law that every home has to have a CO detector in it. I laughed at this as there is no way to enforce it.
    Here in Massachusetts, any residential property sold requires that smoke and CO detectors be installed on every living level. New construction is required to have these devices hard wired.

    The Heads of the Fire Departments of the Commonwealth or their designees are charged with performing these inspections and providing certificates of compliance, which the seller is required to produce at the time of the closing on the property.

    No certificate? No sale.

    That's how we enforce it.
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    In most, unforunately not all, municipalities in Alberta, sprinklers are required in any single family home in excess of 125 sq m of living space. A local fire chief was responsible for the fight that led to this legislation.

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