Good Morning All,
At the George Ranch Historical Park, one of our historic homes was outfitted with a halon fire extinguisher system when it was restored back in the late 1970s. Our partner organization, which owns the house, is considering replacing the system with a water based sprinkler system. What is the best option here? Does anyone out there have experience with replacement of a halon system in a historic house? We would certainly prefer another gas based system rather than risking great water damage on top of fire damage. Can a replacement system for halon use the same hardware? I have no idea what the present condition of the system is after 40 or so years though as far as I know there are no leaks or damage. Portions of the system are located in the basement which has been known to have a little water in it from time to time.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
Chief Curator of Collections
Fort Bend County Museum Association
Fort Bend Museum – George Ranch Historical Park
Thanks to all who have responded to my query. I appreciate the info. Best wishes for a peaceful Memorial Day weekend to you all!
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