DSC05057.JPG At some point or another you have seen this sign and chances are you have no idea what the hell a “dry” standpipe is. It’s one of those things that you see around the city and figure it ain’t worth the reasearch but, if you happen to find out one day, well cool.
That time has come:

A “dry” standpipe is so named because the pipe usually carries no water or water pressure: the pipe is pressurized only during a fire emergency. The “dry” standpipe is connected to a fire hydrant or fire engine on the ground, and carries the water to an upper floor, generally the floor below the fire floor.

Now your day is complete.
Wikipedia


DSC05057.JPG At some point or another you have seen this sign and chances are you have no idea what the hell a “dry” standpipe is. It’s one of those things that you see around the city and figure it ain’t worth the reasearch but, if you happen to find out one day, well cool.
That time has come:

A “dry” standpipe is so named because the pipe usually carries no water or water pressure: the pipe is pressurized only during a fire emergency. The “dry” standpipe is connected to a fire hydrant or fire engine on the ground, and carries the water to an upper floor, generally the floor below the fire floor.

Now your day is complete.
Wikipedia