2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rooftop Fire Defense System
The Rooftop Fire Defense System (RTFDS) is made from specially treated pvc pipe that's fire and heat resistant and has a sprinkler head on top. There's a pair of sponge-type rollers on each side that grip the roof. It also comes with 4-ft. lengths of feeder pipe that run to the roof edge.
"The RTFDS isn't designed to put out a fire, but to prevent one from ever starting. It can be used on houses as well as barns, garages and so forth," says inventor Eric Olson. "It shoots 7.8 gal. of water per min. through the connected pipes to keep the roof wet and put moisture in the air. It works on any roof style. One unit is required for a 2,000 sq. ft. home, and two units for a 4,000 sq. ft. home. The entire unit fills with water so wind won't blow it away.
"It comes in bright yellow so any firemen in the area will be able to see that it's in operation on your roof. That way they can focus on the surrounding areas of your house.
"The whole unit, including the pipes, weighs just 11 lbs.," says Olson.
Sells for $189.88 including S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eric R. Olson, P.O. Box 593256, Orlando, Fla. 32859 (ph 407 592-3242; email@example.com; www.rooftopfiredefense.com).
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