Please review our frequently asked questions, and contact us if you have more inquiries.
The heads we use are designed to work on low water pressure, so two per hose bib should be ok. However, we strongly recommend you try out the placement and functionality of the sprinkler arrangement ahead of an actual emergency, just to be sure.
We would not recommend leaving this equipment with any trace of water in the system if you expect temperatures below freezing. If you are located in an area with an average temp over the winter below freezing, we would suggest bringing the equipment inside over the winter.
Our recommendation to avoid costly charges when needed to be left on for long period of time is to add a simple water timer that will turn on for 10-15 minutes, off for 20-30 minutes and repeat. WASP does not sell water timers.
We recommend having an irrigation contractor tie into an existing irrigation zone, a standard GHT hose bib, that can be turned on/off as a “zone” with a smart irrigation controller which offers remote control capabilities.
The units are designed to operate between 25-50PSI at the tap, with a flow of between 1.27-1.80GPM
No the wildfire protection kit is used as a preventative approach to battling embers that are blown into communities. Data has shown, that in addition to all other fire wise practices and measures taken that are advised by local agencies for each community, that adding water in a droplet form, to help wet the fuels around the structures, as well as keep the structure itself damp, that in many cases, when those embers blow in, they have a chance to burn out on the wet fuels before igniting anything else.
YES. The water will find its way into your structure. When we place the sprinklers, we want to make sure the stream is elevated above the roof’s ridgeline and any taller objects such as chimneys. We want to try and create rain or water droplets that can be shed normally by the roof. Look for the highest point on the structure to place the sprinkler, this will help avoid impacting the roof and maximize the coverage of the water stream on the surrounding area. The sprinkler nozzle is angled at approximately 22.5 degrees which will send the water stream above the ridgeline of most basic roofs. The gutter mount bracket has two sprinkler mount ports, one flat and the other angled at approximately 22.5 degrees. With the sprinkler mounted in the angled port, it will send the stream upward at approximately 45 degrees which should clear the ridgeline of most complex rooflines and over structures such as chimneys. The next thing to consider when placing the sprinkler is to adjust the sprinkler away from a taller object (chimney) to allow the maximum elevation of the stream to clear the higher objects. Try and avoid excessive overlap of sprinkler streams, place sprinklers where you can cover as much area and use the least amount of water.