Townhouse Sprinkler System-Need to extend head down?


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Old 01-13-16, 10:06 AM
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Townhouse Sprinkler System-Need to extend head down?

I am finishing my basement and we have a sprinkler system installed. I need to extend the sprinkler head down an inch or a little more so it is flush with the drywall. I have been searching and can't really find anything. The fact that it is pressurized water makes me nervous. I know you are supposed to turn off and drain the lines before touching it but I don't know how to do that. Is it something easy?
 
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Old 01-13-16, 10:22 AM
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Usually, sprinkler lines are blown out with compressed air. After that, you an do whatever you want.
 
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Old 01-13-16, 12:55 PM
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The fact that it is pressurized
I don't want to be a kill joy.. Is this Townhouse A shared building? Is the sprinkler system throughout the building or just your own place?
 
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Old 01-13-16, 01:04 PM
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Its a townhouse. Its throughout our house. I would imagine each townhouse has their own.
 
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Most likely, each town house has it's own.
 
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Old 01-14-16, 04:20 AM
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Is it water charged or air charged? I would never advise DIY recharging of a fire suppression system. It must, or should, be certified for your insurance company.
 
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I wasn't thinking clearly when I answered the thread. If you doing work on that system, it could set off an alarm. The building people & the FD should be notified first.
 
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Old 01-14-16, 09:44 AM
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I would say it is not a DIY project. To much rides on doing correct work on the system. It may appear simple but what you don't know you don't know can come back to haunt you. You may even need a permit a home owner can't draw. Call a fire suppression company to do the work. (A plumber would not be a good choice IMO because they usually aren't trained for fire suppression systems.)
 
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Old 01-14-16, 11:06 AM
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I agree with Pulpo and Ray. Though your fire suppression system will likely have it's own shutoff, I wouldn't do any modifications as a DIY project. Though it should be an easy change, I think you'd be getting into a risky liability area with insurance and such.

It's likely the company who installed it is listed near the shutoff. Give them a call and let them know what you want to do. Hopefully they'll give you a good deal since it should be a pretty easy change for them.
 
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ok thanks for all the helps guys
 
 

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