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True X-Y Grid Positioning


                                 Phone: 573-426-2176

Each SidewinderTM assembly must be installed according to NFPA 13 standards and local government requirements, standards and codes.


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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 end fitting.


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 leakage.


Step 1: Connect Sidewinder™ to branch line.

Step 2: Attach mounting assembly to ceiling grid.

Step 3: Attach reducer to mounting assembly using the reducer clamp.



Phone: 573-426-2176