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by Robert A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

AHJ - Literally the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Should be worshiped as such.

..wait, we were making jokes?
by Robert A
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2185

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

Hoo boy, you hear a lot of misconceptions over the years: The classics, When one sprinkler goes off they all go off. Pulling a pull station sets off the sprinklers (all of 'em) Every fire alarm device detects smoke You can 'turn off' the system by 'turning off' the pull station Calling any false ala...
by Robert A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 97
Views: 4631

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

I've got one...

How many wall-mounted visual notification appliances are required in a space that is 40x40 feet, and what intensity must the strobe be?
by Robert A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: Winter Time/New Construction/Freezing
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Winter Time/New Construction/Freezing

Is your system dry-pipe? The concern I have is that the standing water in the drops will freeze and thus obstruct the orifice for the water to flow. Expansion is also a problem, like you mentioned. Would it be fesable to go back and pull every head and make sure the residual water is drained out? It...
by Robert A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite soda pool
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: What is your favorite soda pool

I stopped drinking soda a few months ago - now its water or sparkling water.
I do drink alcohol occasionally though.
by Robert A
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Here we go. I remember when: Color TV was the big new advance. There were only 2 or 3 channels. (I was the remote control.) Telephones only had dials - no buttons. The first transistor radios came out. The first Sony and Ampex home video recorders came out - open reel tape. My first two years in te...
by Robert A
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Hi/Intro
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Hi/Intro

Utah is known for being the headquarters of the LDS church, so likely lots of Mormon churches (temples?) are there.
by Robert A
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

When you wanted to talk to a friend outside of school, you called their house. You hoped they would be home, and if their mother answered, you'd have to ask for them. At the end of the school year, you'd exchange email addresses. I remember when Columbia broke up and killed the crew. I remember the ...
by Robert A
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: Procedure for Inspecting and Testing Sprinklers
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Procedure for Inspecting and Testing Sprinklers

Howdy y'all! This semester I'm working on a fire suppression class, and later this semester we're supposed to have a practical exam for the inspection and testing of wet and dry systems. I know bits and pieces, but if any of you professionals do sprinkler inspections, how do you generally do it? I'l...
by Robert A
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 1680

Re: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound

I guess that's why in all of twoplyboy's tests he calls them all "bell test" even though half of them are horns.
by Robert A
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Revert the forum theme
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

Re: Revert the forum theme

I for one welcome the new theme. It looks clean and logical.
by Robert A
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No "Mark posts as read" Button
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: No "Mark posts as read" Button

For real, guys...

After basically being forgotten about for almost two years, the second someone actually tries to update things here and y'all get huffy.
by Robert A
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Hey! I can’t make up my mind...
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Hey! I can’t make up my mind...

Get the cheapest one on that list you can find.

No, seriously.
They all have similar functions and are pretty simple to program, so you'd be well off with just about any of them.
by Robert A
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Panel Forums security certificate expired
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Fire Panel Forums security certificate expired

I was getting 502 errors as well as the bad cert.
by Robert A
Wed May 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: School Shooting
Replies: 51
Views: 4339

Re: School Shooting

Here's what I think ought to happen - and I've discussed this with my father who is a school administrator. Once a year (at the very least) conduct a lockdown drill with a simultaneous fire alarm activation. Instruct students and teachers that the lockdown supersedes the fire alarm, not the other wa...