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sprinkler on the roof

Better than fiddlers when the neighborhood is burning
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Ordinary garden sprinklers mounted on the top of the roof automatically come on when sensing smoke or fire, or can be turned on manually. Watch out for unintended dampenings of barbeques. Sprinklers along the perimeter of the roof shoot water onto surrounding area.
mread4, Nov 01 2003

Roof Sprinkler in the News http://www.news-jou.../98Jun/14area1a.htm
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Roof Sprinklers of the Past http://www.csuchico...e/keeping_cool.html
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Sprinkler On/Around Home http://nerec.unl.ed...strynews13.htm#WHAT
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       neat pun but the water will just run off the roof like rain?
po, Nov 01 2003
  

       Won't you be soooo popular when the only house in the neighborhood which isn't burnt down is yours?
Harry Mudd, Nov 01 2003
  

       Baked, see links. Admittedly, this is a great idea and is not widely known or implemented.
Laughs Last, Nov 01 2003
  

       "If I were a rich man..."
RayfordSteele, Nov 01 2003
  

       When we last discussed forest fires (this time last year, I guess), I recall seeing an article about some desperate soul who stood on his roof with a garden hose while the rest of his neighborhood burned down around him (thereby saving his own house). I guess he was real lucky the water mains stayed going..
DrCurry, Nov 02 2003
  

       If you stored rainwater in a rooftop tank (by slowly pumping it up from the catch cistern via a windmill), you could convert the tank into a sprinkler in an emergency by having small circumferential holes in the tank sides.
bungston, Nov 14 2003
  
      
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