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Homeowner requests to have his new home sprinklered, builder says no

By Fred Durso, Jr. “Home fire sprinklers should be a matter of consumer choice.” That’s a popular argument made by sprinkler opponents, who balk at code requirements for this life-saving feature. Instead, they say they’ll be glad to install the devices if a homeowner asks for them. That’s not what happened in New Jersey. A news report on NJ.com, partly titled “Bamboozled,” describes the rigmarole homeowner Ed Ondayko went through when he told his builder, Toll Brothers, he wanted fire sprinklers. “The safety and well-being of my family means everything to me,” Ondayko, who works in the fire protection industry, told NJ.com. “One can…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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