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Why the 18 Inch Rule Matters

The IRC states, “equipment and appliances having an ignition source shall be elevated such that the source of ignition is not less than 18 inches above the floor in hazardous locations… and private garages…” (IRC G2408.2) The monthly test on your residential fire pump is about to take place. You…

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The Flooded Pump Room

In February 2021, the Portland metro area was hit by a snowstorm. No big deal, I worked from home for a couple of days, the snow melted, and all was peachy… One exception, I had a fire pump to the commission. The fire pump house was located at the lowest…

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Diesel Engines Need to Breath

Diesel engines need to breath just like the rest of us. At first glance, this fire pump room looks like a very clean, well designed layout. But if you take another look, you will notice that there is no ventilation. NFPA requires that a fan and louver be installed, wired…

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Home Hydrant vs. Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are one of the most significant hazards in your home during the holidays. Residential fire sprinklers save lives and this demonstration shows just how effective sprinklers are using Talco’s Home Hydrants 13D pump and tank system.

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What you do not know about IRC G2408.2 can hurt you.

The 6-foot rule is a prominent aspect of life these days. Less prominent, but also important is the IRC’s (International Residential Code) 18-inch rule. When installed in garages, water heaters are mounted on a stand. Electrical outlets are located at least 18 inches off the floor. Why? The IRC states,…

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FPC article July, 2020

Jake Ike 5/15/2020 Talco’s production, and the role they play in their customer’s supply chain during this turbulent time, is still healthy and progressing strongly. Their craftsmen and technicians’ thorough approach to designing and building top tier fire pump systems has been saving time and money for America’s fire sprinkler…

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