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How to prevent a standpipe hose connection from malicious opening?

Question asked by jzour on Jan 9, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2020 by cdafd

I have a NFPA 14 standpipe that I want to prevent from inadvertent/malicious opening of the hose connections. What suggestions do you have? 

This is what I have been able to come up with:

  • Put caps on with a spanner wrench so that a tool is required to remove
  • Addition of a compliant hose connection cabinet that has a local alarm to deter opening
  • Changing the system to a wet system with a deluge valve

Interested to see what others have done to prevent this


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