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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:09 PM
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(PA-R) Gov. Corbett(Gov. Corporate) signs first bill, repeals fire sprinkler requirement
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 04:25 PM by RamboLiberal
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett today signed his first bill since taking office in January.

The new law repeals a requirement that fire sprinkler systems be installed in all new single homes.

This is a commonsense measure to keep new home prices within the reach of working families," said Corbett, adding that the decision about whether to install a sprinkler system should be in the hands of the individual consumer.

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Environmental groups opposed the bill because of a provision that would give an advisory board controlled by the construction industry, the authority to reject new building codes. They fear that would hurt future energy conservation efforts.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/...

Every person who dies in a home fire built without sprinklers after this in PA - their death should be on PA Repubs!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:14 PM
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1. We had sprinklers installed in our home in 1977, because my grandmother was a compulsive worrier.
Thankfully, we never had to use them.

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:15 PM
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2. As a Rtd Fire Capt.....this is insane.....cheap insurance rates makes up the diff in costs
and besides....


Hardly anyone dies in sprinklered buildings

its in the NFPA Manual...
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:11 PM
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6. Nope - strangely enough, hpmeowners insurance claims for damage will go UP...
the accidental water damage that those sprinklers can (& will) cause will totally offset any fire prevention.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:43 PM
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7. I guess its a choice...property vs life....Whats more important? Of course Life is...
The insurance co.s goal is to make money anyway they can word it...

Anyways...my 2 cents
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:15 PM
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3. Safety last!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:38 PM
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4. both the gov and the environmental groups are idiots
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Township75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:02 PM
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5. I'm curious about the percentage of people complaining about this...
what is the percentage that have sprinklers in their homes?
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:51 PM
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8. Gotta side with the governor on this one.
It should be up to the homeowner unless they're renting it out.
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