sprinkler system


Definition of sprinkler system

: a system for protecting a building against fire by means of overhead pipes which convey an extinguishing fluid (such as water) to heat-activated outlets

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They can be used if the decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Grilling in the garage in Warren could soon land you in jail," 18 June 2018 The storm left a path of damage about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long and up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide in the eastern half of rural Morgan County, where corn crops and large sprinkler systems were damaged, Sheriff Jim Crone said. Colleen Slevin, The Seattle Times, "Colorado cleans up after storm spawns at least 3 tornadoes," 30 July 2018 The presentation also noted that the organization has been working with city staff to establish a grant program to install fire sprinkler systems in upper-floor residential units in downtown buildings and bicycle racks throughout the downtown. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin backs $135K deal with Downtown Neighborhood Association," 15 Feb. 2018 Outside, the property has a canopy over a large deck off the family room, a new in-ground sprinkler system and two new air conditioning units. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "WGN radio host Pete McMurray buys North Center home for $957,500, sells another for $950,000," 6 Feb. 2018 Back in the '60s, the estate had a private gas pump, and the sprinkler system was designed to draw from an artesian well. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Mansion Has Sat Virtually Untouched For 50 Years," 8 July 2017 The museum building had no sprinkler system, which put the building and all of its exhibits at risk of fire. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Millions of Priceless Artifacts Destroyed in Disastrous Museum Fire," 5 Sep. 2018 Additional highlights include a mosquito misting system, a sprinkler system and an oversized two-car garage with alley access. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Craftsman-style bungalow offers Heights charm," 24 June 2018 The April 26 fire was the first ever at the property, built before sprinkler systems were a mandatory part of any building code. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "After fatal Quakertown fire, a 'last stop' for the vulnerable rebuilds," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of sprinkler system

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sprinkler system was in 1876

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