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by Housedays
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Lack of a message on voice systems?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Lack of a message on voice systems?

Something that varies with speakers that have messages is whether that message just plays once and then the alarm just does its tone afterwards until silenced or whether it keeps going from tone to message until silenced.
by Housedays
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.

Florida seems to have a ton of standalone restaurants with voice evac. I have not found a single one of these in other states, and if there are they're connected to a Mall of some sort. There is a McDonalds/Noodles&Co combo in the middle of Chicago that has e60s though. The only convenience stores ...
by Housedays
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.

I have read where someone said that they saw voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations in Chicago. Seems strange consider how small these buildings are.
by Housedays
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".

Yes. When I was walking by the entrance to the Target store the annunciator was screaming and the trouble light was flashing and it said "trouble in system". I later went over in the area again and the annunciator was no longer screaming and it said "trouble pull station guest service".
by Housedays
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".

Apparently the local Target has a pull station in the guest service area that is not visible in the customer area. The store has no visible pulls in the customer area.
by Housedays
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are smoke detectors required above fire alarm annunciators?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Are smoke detectors required above fire alarm annunciators?

Are smokes required above annunciators? I have been in some buildings that had a smoke detector above the annunciator.
by Housedays
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Testing heat detectors with blow dryers.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Testing heat detectors with blow dryers.

Can a heat detector be tested using a blow dryer?
by Housedays
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has the fire alarm ever gone off when you were staring at an NA?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Has the fire alarm ever gone off when you were staring at an NA?

It happened to me once. I was in a building staring at one of the NAs (a Wheelock NS) and the building's fire alarm system happened to sound while I was looking at the NA.
by Housedays
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How often should schools conduct fire drills?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

How often should schools conduct fire drills?

How often do you think schools should conduct fire drills?
by Housedays
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Strange system at a PetCo.
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Strange system at a PetCo.

firedriller wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:54 pm Did it have a sprinkler system
Yes.
by Housedays
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Strange system at a PetCo.
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Strange system at a PetCo.

A PetCo I went into has a strange system. They just have a fire alarm panel and an L-Series horn/strobe on the ceiling in the walk through room at the entrance. No other visible NAs. No NA in the restroom.
by Housedays
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Hotel room smoke detectors.
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Hotel room smoke detectors.

At hotels that have smoke detectors with Sounders in the hotel rooms and fire alarm NAs in the hallways, does the activation of the fire alarm system trip the smoke detectors in the hotel rooms?
by Housedays
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Music playing out of a horn/strobe. How is this possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Music playing out of a horn/strobe. How is this possible?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJgTcLFLkJM

https://wpdh.com/why-is-this-fire-alarm ... can-music/

It's common for newer Walmart stores to have music playing out of the speaker/strobes, but just how can music be playing out of a horn/strobe?
by Housedays
Sat May 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms caught on Google Maps
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Fire alarms caught on Google Maps

I have just read that code in some areas requires buildings with fire alarm systems to have strobes located on the building near the entrance which are visible from the road or where the fire department can see them.
by Housedays
Sat May 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Silver pull stations.
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Silver pull stations.

Nonred fire alarm panels and NAs are still allowed by code in most areas and are common where I live, however nonred pull stations are no longer allowed by code and I never see one.