ProSet Systems Inc.
1355 Capital Circle
Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Tel: 800-262-5355
Fax: 770-339-1784

The Fire Guard
Washer Box and Icemaker Box
and the Suds Guard Washer Drainage Device

ProSet continues its dedication to providing complete protection for all of your customers by extending its product line with the Fie Guard Washer Box and the Fire Guard Icemaker Box: fire-rated utility boxes for washing machines, icemakers and other appliances requiring connection to a water line.

The Fire Guard Washer Box
At last, a sturdy, Hi-Temp PVC, Fire-Rated Utility Box designed for appliances such as washing machines. No more jury-rigging, stuffing with fire-resistant material and caulking to satisfy building code requirements. You can now make sure that the rating of a fire-rated wall is not reduced when installing a washing machine box opening.

ProSet has successfully fire-tested its new Fire Guard Washer Box, installed within a one or two hour rated gypsum wall using the same, ordinary installation methods used with non-rated plastic boxes - but without the need for stuffing with fire-resistant material or caulking.

The washing machine box has remained an area of vulnerability in firestopping, which has been largely addressed with the type of makeshift solutions referred to above. Even with this makeshift approach, a question remains about the ability of the box itself to resist fire. The ProSet Fire Guard Washer Box is constructed of sturdy, fire-rated plastic. All the plumber has to do is install it using the same, ordinary installation method and all the inspector has to do to ensure the integrity of the fire-rated wall is see that it was installed properly.

This is particularly important for protection from fires due to clogged lint traps in dryers and in cases where the washing machine and dryer are installed in the garage. The Fire Guard Washer Box is also important for connecting a refrigerator/icemaker on a wall that backs onto the garage or one that is located in the garage.

The Suds Guard Device
The "Suds Guard" device fits on the washer box drain opening and prevents any suds that might develop in the drain from backing up into the laundry room. It is like an elongated ProSet Trap Guard, without a curl, and permits the free flow of drainage from the washing machine while preventing the backup of soapsuds. Click  here to see a drawing.

The Fire Guard Icemaker Box
The Fire Guard Icemaker Box is similar to the Washer Box in that it is a sturdy, Hi-Temp PVC, Fire-Rated Box but it is designed for ice-makers, with one valve. As with the Icemaker Box, you don't have to stuff with fire-resistant material and caulk to satisfy building code requirements. You can now make sure that the rating of a fire-rated wall is not reduced by simply installing the Icemaker Box (in the approved manner ) in the opening. To view a drawing of the icemaker box, please click here.

 

Protection from Fire and Water Emergencies

In addition, by using the ProSet low profile, wood floor, fire-rated drain with a Trap Guard, you can install a floor drain in the laundry room and help protect your customers reduce or eliminate the impact of water emergencies as well as fires. Fire Guard Washer Box and a Trap Guard Drain: a total protection solution for the utility room.

 

 
 


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