Fire Protection Products facilitate inspection.

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Designed for home sprinkler systems, Residential Fire Protection line includes RF PEX(TM) Tubing, which features distinctive orange stripe, enabling inspectors to visually follow tubing throughout installation. Line also includes Lead Free PEX(TM) Fittings and Lead Free RF PEX(TM) Sprinkler Fittings, which accept all standard ½ in. residential sprinkler heads and will work with variety of sprinkler head brands.

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Watts Launches Residential Fire Protection Product Line

Flexible, Easy-install Line Features Distinctive Striped RF PEX(TM) for Easier Inspections

North Andover, MA - Watts today announced the launch of its Residential Fire Protection line, a selection of products designed for home sprinkler systems. This line brings the Watts technologies you already know and trust into the world of fire protection, providing time and cost savings, a single point of purchase, and the confidence of an established, trusted brand.

Rounding out Watts' PEX offering, the RF PEX Tubing features a distinctive orange stripe, which makes it easier for inspectors to visually follow Fire Protection tubing throughout the installation and significantly speeds inspections. The product line also reduces installation time and cost by using a fitting connection that installers already know-the popular CrimpRing® fitting-which has long been one of the fastest and safest methods in the industry for permanently installing PEX plumbing.

The product line includes: Watts RF PEX(TM) Tubing, Watts Lead Free RF PEX(TM) Fittings and Watts Lead Free RF PEX(TM) Sprinkler Fittings. Watts RF PEX Sprinkler Fittings are designed to accept all standard ½" residential sprinkler heads and will work with a variety of sprinkler head brands. As a convenience, Watts offers a variety of Viking Residential Sprinkler Heads-including both pendent and decorative concealed styles-in both lead-free and standard materials.

Many of today's cash-strapped communities recognize the safety benefits of fire sprinklers, and the cost savings that come from the conservation of precious emergency-response resources. Cities and states across the U.S. are passing legislation and ordinances requiring mandatory fire sprinklers in new home construction and often providing contractors with significant incentives to install them.

Watts Residential Fire Protection Products are UL 1821 listed and meet National Fire Protection Association requirements for fire suppression (NFPA 13D) when designed and installed by professionals who are licensed/certified for residential fire protection. All Watts brand residential fire protection products are made in the USA. As with all Watts products, Residential Fire Protection products are made from the most durable and reliable components the industry has to offer. For more information and specifications, please visit

About Watts: Watts is part of the Watts Water Technologies family, with operations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Watts designs, manufactures and sells an extensive line of flow control products for the water quality, residential plumbing & heating, commercial and OEM markets. Visit for more information.

About Watts Water Technologies, Inc:

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. is a world leader in the manufacture of innovative products to control the efficiency, safety and quality of water within residential, commercial and institutional applications. The company's expertise in a wide variety of water technologies enables it to be a comprehensive supplier to the water industry. Watts Water's various brand products center around four key application areas, referred to as our strategic business platforms: Commercial & Residential Flow, Water Reuse & Drainage, HVAC & Gas, and Water Quality. Visit for more information.

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