Frequently Asked Questions
Salamander Reservoir deployments can be as unique as customer and its facility.
If there are questions beyond what is covered below, please contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.
How many Salamander Reservoirs do you recommend putting on a wet system? Where should they be installed?
- a length of sprinkler along a cold or uninsulated wall
- a length of sprinkler pipe in an uninsulated ceiling or attic
- a length of sprinkler pipe in an ‘exposed’ location
- vacant or unoccupied spaces, including sprinkler rooms
|Step 1: Preparation for Installation
To install on an existing system, a sprinkler technician can drain the system and drill a hole in the pipe. Once that has been done, install a 1.5” threaded mechanical tee to receive a pipe nipple, ball valve and Salamander Reservoir.
|Step 2: Install the Salamander Reservoir
Install the pipe nipple, ball valve and Salamander Reservoir into the threaded mechanical tee. Leave the ball valve in the closed position until the technician is confident that the seals are good.
The Salamander Reservoir’s orientation requires the ¼” bleed valve to be positioned at the top of the reservoir to bleed out any air from the reservoir.
|Step 3: Bleed the Air from the Reservoir
Slowly open the ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir just enough to begin filling the Salamander Reservoir with water.
Open the bleed valve at the top of the Salamander Reservoir to bleed out any air from the reservoir.
The reservoir is full of water when water begins to come out from the top bleed valve, and will be at equal pressure to the rest of the system. Close and plug the Salamander Reservoir’s bleed valve.
|Step 4: Final Positioning
Fully open the ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir and ensure connectivity between the Salamander Reservoir and the Salamander Control System.