Realtor Molly Taylor points to one of the sprinkler heads inside a model home at the Bellasara housing project in Gig Harbor on Friday. Rush Residential installed the sprinklers in the new homes because the water flow isn’t strong enough to withstand a “mega” fire, but don’t normally build homes with fire sprinklers. Gig Harbor is looking to require all homes built after Jan. 1, 2017, to have a fire sprinkler system. Master Builders Association of Pierce County says it’s too expensive for builders/contractors and the cost will be passed on to buyers.
Realtor Molly Taylor points to one of the sprinkler heads inside a model home at the Bellasara housing project in Gig Harbor on Friday. Rush Residential installed the sprinklers in the new homes because the water flow isn’t strong enough to withstand a “mega” fire, but don’t normally build homes with fire sprinklers. Gig Harbor is looking to require all homes built after Jan. 1, 2017, to have a fire sprinkler system. Master Builders Association of Pierce County says it’s too expensive for builders/contractors and the cost will be passed on to buyers. David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com
Realtor Molly Taylor points to one of the sprinkler heads inside a model home at the Bellasara housing project in Gig Harbor on Friday. Rush Residential installed the sprinklers in the new homes because the water flow isn’t strong enough to withstand a “mega” fire, but don’t normally build homes with fire sprinklers. Gig Harbor is looking to require all homes built after Jan. 1, 2017, to have a fire sprinkler system. Master Builders Association of Pierce County says it’s too expensive for builders/contractors and the cost will be passed on to buyers. David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com

Requiring fire sprinklers in new homes hot topic in Gig Harbor

October 09, 2016 04:03 PM

UPDATED October 10, 2016 04:38 PM

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