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by The Big Green
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: High Fidelity speaker?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: High Fidelity speaker?

I would assume it's for installations in which the the voice evacuation system would also be used for paging and/or music (with the alarm signal taking priority, of course). Some jurisdictions allow this.
by The Big Green
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Cruise ship fire alarms
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: Cruise ship fire alarms

But also they use traditional fire alarm horns? One thing to note about big cruise ships is that most of them are registered in other countries due to excessive taxation and regulations in the US. As a result, the ship's fixtures and equipment usually mirror those of their home country. If the ship...
by The Big Green
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: EST QuickStart Drill Silencing
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: EST QuickStart Drill Silencing

Is the "CPU FAULT" LED illuminated?
by The Big Green
Sat May 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: TheFirePanel.com Down?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: TheFirePanel.com Down?

The Fire Panel wrote: Free-Run: Strobe flashes at 60 Hz as soon as power is applied.
Wouldn't want to be in the same room as that strobe! </offtopic>
by The Big Green
Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: You know you like fire alarms when:
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: You know you like fire alarms when:

Link to old thread for new people: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5969
by The Big Green
Wed May 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?
Replies: 29
Views: 988

Re: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?

Don't forget to make sure the lamp is polarized before hooking it up to the NAC.
by The Big Green
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Favorite pull station?
Replies: 15
Views: 879

Re: Favorite pull station?

It's been said before, but my vote for most practical goes to the dual action RSG pull stations.

Reasons:
1. Made of metal
2. The dual action mechanism actually makes it harder to activate by accident, unlike the BG-12 which can be activated with a rogue elbow
3. Inexpensive
by The Big Green
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.

They would never announce fire drills at my school, which was actually a good thing. However, our fire alarm system (Simplex 4100) seemed to have a lot of problems for some reason. Whenever it was broken and they had to fix it, they would announce "Please disregard the fire alarm; we are working on ...
by The Big Green
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Devices in Your Collection That You've Never Seen in a Public Building
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: Devices in Your Collection That You've Never Seen in a Public Building

For me it would have to be a red Wheelock WST-24 strobe.
jelimoore wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:38 pm
FCI MS-2
That's really surprising actually.
by The Big Green
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens discontinues the Faraday brand
Replies: 31
Views: 1336

Re: Siemens discontinues the Faraday brand

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:06 am
I think that is what Gentex also does when it comes to rebranding the Simplex GX-90.
I believe it's the other way around. Gentex manufactures them, and Simplex slaps a sticker on top.

EDIT: Misread your post. Sorry
by The Big Green
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: I have a question.

If the bell was gray it's most likely not a fire alarm bell. It's probably either for the doorbell at the loading dock or the security room.
by The Big Green
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Search bar not working?
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Search bar not working?

It seems to be working fine for me. Did you try using the advanced search function?

search.php
by The Big Green
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: I have a question.

Is the bell red or grey?
by The Big Green
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: System Tests | kcin556
Replies: 50
Views: 8946

Re: System Tests | kcin556

kcin556 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Here are System Tests 38 and 39!
For the residence hall setup, do you think students have ever slept through an alarm because there are no horns in the rooms? I'm surprised they didn't install PA-400s in the rooms. They probably wanted to save money.
by The Big Green
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarm NAs or pull stations coming back into production after being discontinued for a while. d
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Fire alarm NAs or pull stations coming back into production after being discontinued for a while. d

I believe the Edwards 270-SPO is still being manufactured by GE as well. If the 270-SPO was discontinued when the 278B came out (which I don't think happened) then it would match the description. Someone on the forums a long time ago claimed that the Faraday F1GG is still being manufactured. However...