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by Housedays
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Pull stations should not be used as light switches.
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Pull stations should not be used as light switches.

They just aren't designed for that purpose and ironically it can start a fire.
by Housedays
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?

If so, the system probably doesn't notify the fire department because that is unnecessary with the system being at the fire department.
by Housedays
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

The Kmart in my area which closed years ago had a white SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe on the ceiling in a restroom up in the front of a store where a closed down in store Little Caesar's was that was a one person restroom the size of a walk-in closet. There was a SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe ri...
by Housedays
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 24
Views: 719

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

There was one state that used to require fire drills be done TWICE a month in schools.
by Housedays
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

I once went to a department store at a mall somewhere where in the fitting room area all the individual fitting rooms had a SpectrAlert Classic horn/strobe on the wall. The hallway outside the fitting rooms also had a Classic horn/strobe!
by Housedays
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Separate horn and strobe NAs.
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Separate horn and strobe NAs.

A Target in my area has separate horn and strobe NAs. Red NH horns on the support beams and white RSS strobes on the ceiling and a red NS horn/strobe by the restrooms. Another Target in my area also used to have this, but the system was recently replaced. Now they have white L-series horn/strobes an...
by Housedays
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?

Some areas have required new houses to be built with fire sprinkler systems. There are people who have objected to it who think that sprinklers are prone to false alarms like smoke detectors are. They say a false alarm with a smoke detector is bad enough imagine one with a sprinkler. But really it i...
by Housedays
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?

There have been people working in buildings when the fire alarm sounds worrying that the sprinklers would soon activate because they've seen it in movies. How a movie could be accurate about sprinklers is if a showed a fire that was small and set off the fire alarm due to a smoke detector detecting ...
by Housedays
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?

How would things be if the sprinkler systems really did activate when the fire alarm went off like is seen in movies? I would say that buildings would get lots of water damage. Yes, the sprinkler systems in some buildings actually do activate when the fire alarm sounds, but those are in high risk pl...
by Housedays
Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

I've read where someone said they've been in restrooms that had bells inside! Now that's even worse.
by Housedays
Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

Lowes and Olive Garden seem to like having horn/strobes in their restrooms. The local Lowes and Olive Garden here do and I've seen other people mention that their local Lowes or Olive Garden has a horn/strobe in the restroom.
by Housedays
Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

Went to the other supermarket today went into the restroom. The Edwards NA in there doesn't have a shiny piezo on the left. That one is a remote strobe.
by Housedays
Sat May 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They sell exit signs at Lowes.
Replies: 5
Views: 181

They sell exit signs at Lowes.

Well, at least the Lowes in my area sells them. I've seen them for sale.
by Housedays
Sat May 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

simplexspectralert wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:03 pm
my school has speaker strobes in every restroom
It is typically for buildings with speaker/strobes to have speakers/strobes in multiple person restrooms. This is so the voice can be clearly heard inside the restroom.
by Housedays
Sat May 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

Sorry I got the brand wrong. Edwards NA with the running man and fire label. Plus, the Edwards remote strobes have the grilles on them, just the piezo is taken out. You would know it's a horn/strobe if you can see the shiny piezo on the left. If not, then it's a strobe. Just was at one of the super...