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by nightfly287
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

This poll is missing the Space Age 2DCD (2901-9806), which several users over the years have claimed to be the loudest alarm they'd ever heard. I've never heard one in person.
by nightfly287
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards 78: Worst pull station ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Edwards 78: Worst pull station ever?

I found an Edwards 78 pull station at a flea market for $2 the other day. At first I thought it was a toy because of how plastic and lightweight it was. In my opinion this is the worst pull station ever manufactured. Here's a photo: https://sites.google.com/site/green3340/_/rsrc/1565023198577/hotlin...
by nightfly287
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Other Collections

I collect 45 rpm singles. I started about two years ago, and now I've amassed over 150 records. I collect mainly classic rock such as Steely Dan, ELO, Todd Rundgren, and even the Carpenters. I also try to find new 45 rpm singles, as they are hard to come by compared with new LPs. My newest 45 is is ...
by nightfly287
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What rare devices do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: What rare devices do you have?

Red Wheelock WST-24 strobe

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Photo credit: Destin (thesdx). I bought this alarm from him a few years ago, so the device in the above photo might actually be the one I currently own.
by nightfly287
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever thought of creating a fire alarm museum?
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Has anyone ever thought of creating a fire alarm museum?

TFP user Firefly owns (or has owned) just about every fire alarm known to this community. The thread has been deleted, but the remains are located here. He had about seven plywood boards full of devices mounted on backboxes. Sorry for the double post, but I ran out of time to edit my original post....
by nightfly287
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever thought of creating a fire alarm museum?
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Has anyone ever thought of creating a fire alarm museum?

TFP user Firefly owns (or has owned) just about every fire alarm known to this community. The thread has been deleted, but the remains are located here. He had about seven plywood boards full of devices mounted on backboxes.
by nightfly287
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?

idontwannaknow wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:26 am
So the RSS in the stairway (when I meant "exposed stairwell" I meant you could see it through a glass wall) is actually an E70! I'm surprised since it's a fire station and they aren't very big though.
Could be a CH-70.
by nightfly287
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Pull stations should not be used as light switches.
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Pull stations should not be used as light switches.

Even if a pull station is rated for the appropriate current/voltage, most lack an earth connection (ground screw) which could cause a fire under the right circumstances (i.e. lightning strike, internal device failure/short circuit).
by nightfly287
Sat May 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Quiet hospital fire alarm
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Quiet hospital fire alarm

I would check out this article. Also see this presentation on private mode signaling. From what I can understand, the alarms can be quiet for a few reasons. First, in operating rooms, a loud fire alarm can startle a surgeon. Also, there is no need to notify the occupants since most of them are incap...
by nightfly287
Mon May 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite electronic horn sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: What is your favorite electronic horn sound?

I voted for the Edwards Integrity because it sounds like a mechanical horn. I'm not a big fan of the 892's tone for some reason.
by nightfly287
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 30
Views: 1297

Re: why do we have to do fire drills once a month

I don't remember where I read it, but I think one of the reasons is as follows. By doing fire drills very frequently, occupants become accustomed to it, to the point where when the alarm sounds, they will automatically assume that it is a fire drill instead of an actual fire. That way, if there is a...
by nightfly287
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Certificate issues: here we go again!
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Certificate issues: here we go again!

Alexis_T wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:30 pm
*sigh* how long usually the forum's certificate lasts?
Three months.
by nightfly287
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?

One of my favorite voice evacuation messages is this one: QHXLsTrrHwY I believe it's a custom message, judging by the click when the message ends. I wish all evac messages sounded like this. It's very concise and the speech is clear. I don't remember who it was but someone on this board recorded the...
by nightfly287
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Screen on sign factory
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Strange Screen on sign factory

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 am
Now I really want to go out and see a sign that has a failure like that. LOL
If you would like to see more, there's a subreddit for stuff like this that you may be interested in:

Public Blue Screen of Death (sorting by top of all time)

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by nightfly287
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?

El Chupacabra wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:15 am
Here's a 5721B:
Wow, thank you! I've seen this panel in a couple of buildings but never knew the model number. The only things I knew about it were its modular design and the "signals timed out" lamp.

Fun fact: one of the systems that had this panel exclusively used ADT-branded BG-10s. Weird.