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Chris
Fire Sprinkler Insulation

I have a home with a Fire Sprinkler system in a Scissor frame roof. I have noticed a cold chill coming from the Openings around the heads. Can I seal this gap with expanding foam or is there a technical issue. I would attempt to work on this from the attic space but it is not accessible.

kentvw
Re: Fire Sprinkler Insulation

I would imagine that if you are in a freeze zone you have a dry pipe system so freezing cold pipe is not an issue.

You should have no issues with sealing around the heads. But a word of warning; A few weeks ago we were finishing up a complete remodel of a floor in an old historic building in lower downtown Denver. A laborer was removing tape from the sprinkler heads and broke one. Things got very wet very fast including the occupied floor below.

Chris
Re: Fire Sprinkler Insulation

Thanks Kentvw, I'm just trying to seal up the house a little. Sorry about the mishap on your end. I wonder what his nick name is now?

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