Another sprinkler system found turned off

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Went to Harrisburg today to wire in a sprinkler monitoring panel  was
delay 2 moths waiting for phone lines to get installed  at this dollar
store but AHJ let them occupy since sprinklers where in. but to my
horror system was never turned on. Needless to say I raised a lot of
hell over it today.
some people just do not get it here even in our states capital.

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How long is a Moth in Harrisburg?


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1- 1/2 "

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1- 1/2 "?
No, those are Moth Balls.

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1- 1/2 "


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WOW, so that means in your area, at a minimum, moths have got to be 2
feet long.

Otherwise, they couldn't even fly.

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baby moths are 1 1/2" but we also have the Moth Man around here with
big red beady eyes they blame for all kinds of things as well.

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On 12/30/2010 10:45 PM, nick markowitz wrote:
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While doing inspections for my previous company I found an apartment
complex with all the sprinklers turned off.  Manager explained that the
pipes had been installed wrong and the previous winter and popped one at
a time.

He told me that the company that installed the system had supposedly
fixed it over that summer but this winter, after the first one popped he
had shut them all down and drained them.

I told him he should let the fire marshal know and noted the condition
on my inspection form.

The next winter I heard the service manager talking about this same
apartment complex having its sprinklers shut down.

I told my manager that we should call Brian (Fire Marshal) and let him
know.  He sent that recommendation to corporate and I got a terse memo
back saying that we had received the supervisory signals almost three
months ago and if we called now it would make us look bad.  I was to
keep my mouth shut and if they did it again the next winter we would
call right away.

I contemplated my options for about a week and I'd like to say I would
have done the right thing but, honestly, I was still undecided when "the
incident" happened.

There was a fire at the complex.

A few days later I was called into my manager's office and told to write
a report on what I knew about the system at that complex and the word
from corporate was, "be careful."

Apparently Brian wanted to know why the hell he didn't know the
sprinklers were shut off.

Well, hey there, Mr. VP, how we lookin' now?

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