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[stand-pahyp] /ˈstændˌpaɪp/
a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
a water pipe for supplying the fire hoses of a building, connected with the water supply of the building and usually with a siamese outside the building.
Origin of standpipe
1840-50; stand + pipe1 Unabridged
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  • Do not provide standpipe hose valves and test and drain valves with supervisory switches.
  • Do not provide valve supervisory switches on standpipe hose valves, test or drain valves.
  • standpipe flow test will be done in those buildings having standpipes at the time of fire pump acceptance testing.
  • Aboveground standpipe and protective casing to be installed.
British Dictionary definitions for standpipe


a vertical pipe, open at the upper end, attached to a pipeline or tank serving to limit the pressure head to that of the height of the pipe
a temporary freshwater outlet installed in a street during a period when household water supplies are cut off
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