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by Housedays
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Dream I had about Walmart and fire alarms.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Dream I had about Walmart and fire alarms.

A nightmare is a type of dream.
by Housedays
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?

I don't know of any gas stations in my area that have convenience stores with actual sit down restaurants in them however some do serve hot food. I don't know of any gas station or convenience store in my area that has a fire alarm system. No sprinklers either. They just have fire extinguishers and ...
by Housedays
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?

Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?
by Housedays
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: BluePoint police pulls
Replies: 1
Views: 85

BluePoint police pulls

I've seen these advertised for a building to have in case it needs to go into lockdown. A problem with these I've seen mentioned is that people might pull it in a non emergency or mistake it for the fire alarm.
by Housedays
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

Are pull stations basically leftover devices from a time when smoke detectors or heat detectors were not common and fire alarm systems had to be activated manually? Are they no longer needed when there are automatic detection devices like smokes and heats?
by Housedays
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?

The Belk store at a local mall has a Gentex minihorn horn/strobe inside of the restroom with three stalls located inside on the wall in one of the small stalls. When you walk into that stall the horn/strobe is at ear level with your ear right next to the NA. Yes, minihorns aren't that loud, but still.
by Housedays
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.

All of the anchors were built with the mall except for the JCPenney anchor which was added on in the mid 1980s and the JCPenney doesn't have a smoke detector by the elevator either. The JCPenney is also the only anchor store that has an actual emergency phone you can pick up in it's elevator. All th...
by Housedays
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?

Oh, I forgot that some rooms have equipment that tends to be pretty noisy under normal operation. That could be a warrant to put a horn in that particular room to meet the requirements of NFPA. For example, an electrical room that's about the size of a walk-in closet has lighting equipment that's a...
by Housedays
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.

A local mall near me doesn't have smoke detectors by the elevator in any of the four anchor stores. It is a pretty old mall built in the 1970s. Are the elevators in the mall too old for smoke detectors by them to work? The fire alarm systems in the stores are all pretty modern. One store has white S...
by Housedays
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should all public restrooms have music playing inside?
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Should all public restrooms have music playing inside?

I think that all public restrooms should have music playing inside and the music should be loud enough to drown out the sounds of people using the restroom. Most stores I've been to that play music don't have speakers in the restrooms.
by Housedays
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Does your local Walmart have a Radionics pull station?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Does your local Walmart have a Radionics pull station?

All the Walmart stores in my area have a Radionics pull station near the customer service desk. The NAs and panels they have vary, but something they have in common is they all have a Radionics pull by the service desk.
by Housedays
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door close button in elevators.
Replies: 3
Views: 109

The door close button in elevators.

I've read that the door close button in elevators doesn't actually work except in really old elevators.
by Housedays
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Screaming fire alarm panel at Target.
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Screaming fire alarm panel at Target.

Today I went to the local Target and the Bosch fire alarm panel in the entryway was screaming and flashing "trouble". I heard the fire alarm being talked about on the walkie-talkies that the employees had and saw an employee go into the entryway and press a button on the panel.
by Housedays
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards 78: Worst pull station ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Edwards 78: Worst pull station ever?

The pull station can be used to conduct Chinese fire drills.
by Housedays
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Dream I had about Walmart and fire alarms.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Dream I had about Walmart and fire alarms.

I had a dream that I was in a Walmart store and the fire alarms were going off. The alarms were Wheelock MTs on the wall. Suddenly the horns silenced but the strobes continued to flash and an announcement was made on the PA system about the alarms which I couldn't tell what they said. I went over to...