Each SidewinderTM assembly must be installed according
to NFPA 13 standards and local government requirements, standards and
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Connect the upstream inlet (nipple) to the branch line
using the wide, NPT threads of the nipple. Apply a nonhardening pipe
joint compound or Teflon tape to the NPT male threads of the nipple.
Tighten firmly with pipe wrench for leak proof connection.
Connect the sprinkler head to reducer. Apply a
nonhardening pipe joint compound or Teflon tape to the male threads of
the sprinkler head and connect to the reducer according to the
sprinkler head manufacturer's instructions.
Connect the sprinkler hose nut to the nipple. Figure 3.
Do not use joint compound or Teflon tape on the fine threads of the
nipple. The nut on the end of the flexible hose contains a gasket which
provides the leak proof connection. Tighten the nut onto the nipple to
the end of the thread.
Bend the flexible hose by hand to the desired route for
sprinkler head placement. Minimum bend radius: 6". Maximum number of
bends: not exceeding three (3) times. Do not bend within 2.5"of either
Attach the ceiling grid clamps to the rails of the
suspended ceiling, then attach the support bar to the ceiling grid
clamps. Then attach the reducer to the support bar using the reducer
clamp. Tightening torque for screws in ceiling grid clamps and reducer
clamp: 4.1 ft-lbs (5.5 Nm).
Test the sprinkler system for leaks pursuant to
applicable codes. Maximum working pressure: 175 PSI. Do not move or
bend the flexible hose during pressure testing in order to avoid
Step 1: Connect Sidewinder™
to branch line.
Step 2: Attach mounting
to ceiling grid.
Step 3: Attach reducer to
mounting assembly using the reducer clamp.