SIDEWALLS: THE "SUPERHUMAN" SPRINKLER HEAD?BY GLENN P. CORBETT, P.E.I`m always amazed at the new ways sidewall sprinklers are being used in the built environment--"superhuman" heads pointed in all directions, positioned behind obstructions, or installed under a variety of complicated ceiling types. Even more remarkable, many installers have found that these sprinklers, when used along with "smart water," can perform amazing feats--even defying the laws of nature! Smart water, of course, is found only in certain areas of the country, but what a treasure! Water that can defy gravity and fly around corners and obstructions engenders envy in fire inspectors working in jurisdictions with just ...

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