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
To view a drawing of the icemaker box, please click here.
Protection from Fire and
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