Closing the Loop in Fire Safety
After more than a decade of successful use with our Network system, Uponor now offers another installation method for non-stagnant, multi-purpose fire safety systems: the AQUASAFE® Looped system. This system, like the Network, is also a non-stagnant, multi-purpose plumbing and fire safety system that combines a home’s potable cold-water plumbing system with the fire sprinkler system for added peace of mind.
However, the Looped system features two-port, stainless-steel sprinkler fittings connected directly to a main loop line of ¾" or 1" AQUAPEX® tubing.
Both Network and Looped systems offer the same benefits of verifying fresh water is available each time a cold-water plumbing fixture is used, eliminating the problem of stagnant water as well as the need for check valves and backflow preventers. And both systems can be installed by a trained and certified plumbing contractor, streamlining construction schedules and eliminating added hassles.
Same Reliable Products and Peace of Mind
Like the Network system, the Looped system features Reliable® brand fire sprinklers and sprinkler fittings along with Uponor’s unique ProPEX® fitting system. The ProPEX system offers a fast, efficient method for connecting PEX tubing that results in strong, durable connections that can withstand up to 1,000 pounds of pull force — all with just the use of one simple tool and no torches, glues, solvents or gauges.
And for added peace of mind, Uponor backs its system with a 25-year limited warranty on AQUAPEX tubing and ProPEX fittings when installed by an Uponor-trained and certified plumbing professional.
- Meets NFPA 13D Standards for fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings
- Eliminates stagnant water issues and the need for check valves and back flow preventers
- Verifies water is available each time a cold-water plumbing fixture is used
- Only requires one contractor to install both the plumbing and fire safety systems
- Value-added upgrade that increases a home’s initial value and resale price
- Averages only 1% to 2% of the total cost of building a new home
- Potentially lowers homeowner insurance rates by 5% to 30%
AQUASAFE Delivers for All
For Homebuilders: AQUASAFE systems often allow tighter development densities, narrower streets, longer cul-de-sacs, smaller water mains and reduced fees.
For Contractors: The AQUASAFE system is a proven and established product that offers a profitable new business opportunity by expanding on what they already know how to do — install PEX plumbing systems.
For Homeowners: AQUASAFE offers unparalleled peace of mind with a non-stagnant, multi-purpose system that verifies fresh water is available to their fire safety system if it is ever needed.