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by EpicFireAlarms
Thu May 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The people who make fun of us
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: The people who make fun of us

Hardly any of my friends know that I collect fire alarms. A handful of people that I've known since elementary school know, but since middle school I've never really discussed my hobby. With that, I've never really been made fun of for collecting fire alarms, even in elementary school, where the rea...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why I hate student council
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Why I hate student council

Look, I get that these are code violations, but you're definitely gonna [expletive deleted] some people off if you go around removing posters. Even I as a fire alarm enthusiast would be rolling my eyes at this if someone tried to recycle my posters (*that I likely worked hard on*) claiming "code vio...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue May 22, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: School Shooting
Replies: 33
Views: 424

Re: School Shooting

I wonder if any schools have considered activating the fire alarm during some of their lockdown drills while teaching the students to ignore it during the drill. My middle school did that twice over the course of my three years there, once in 6th grade and once in 7th grade. The first time it happe...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun May 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1493
Views: 157447

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Two interesting fire alarm updates from my school district today. The first being that it would appear that one of the elementary schools just received an upgrade (actually, the last remaining school with its original system). The former system at this 1989-built school was a Simplex 400X with Simpl...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon May 07, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 440
Views: 39767

Re: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)

Sorry for the late post, but is the alarm still made? I'm no fire alarm historian, but I recall hearing that the VA4-series were manufactured beginning in the mid-to-late 90s, likely as direct competition to devices like the Edwards Integrity and Wheelock AS/NS/MT. I have zero clue if they're made ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 823
Views: 104332

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Today I have the final system of my previous schooling to share. Several days ago, I visited my preschool for the first time in a good eight or ten years, and I'm happy to report that contrary to what I had thought, very little has changed. The building has a smallish, old 80s Simplex system (2001? ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue May 01, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 291
Views: 19395

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

EpicFireAlarms wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:15 am
thegeet wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:28 pm
EpicFireAlarms wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 am
The notification appliances chosen were white Wheelock NS's (and, of course, RSS's).
NS or AS?
Uh... NS? :lol:
(EDIT: Just saw what you were pointing out. The devices were NS's, not AS's. Sorry about that)
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue May 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 291
Views: 19395

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

thegeet wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:28 pm
EpicFireAlarms wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 am
The notification appliances chosen were white Wheelock NS's (and, of course, RSS's).
NS or AS?
Uh... NS? :lol:
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 291
Views: 19395

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Normalville State University in Normalville, Ohio, is home to around 5,000 college students. The campus consists of seven residential buildings ranging in size from tiny eight-unit to massive twin nine-story dormitories. There are 14 other buildings of note on campus as well, including various acad...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1493
Views: 157447

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

It would be interesting to hear that system go off. Ohhh yeah... and I have. It was quite a while ago, but I was actually in the building for a drill. Unfortunately the area that I was in was exclusively the newer system, so I couldn't hear any of the older devices, but as I mentioned above, the sp...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1493
Views: 157447

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

That is what I meant. Are there still 4041s around the field house? Yeah... it's hard to explain without pictures, but the corridor from the 2004 concourse abruptly ends at what once was the ticketing area for the field house, which is why there's an older N/A there. Inside of the field house, ther...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1493
Views: 157447

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:20 am
Is the 4041+4050-80 horn/light the only one in that area?
In that particular area yes, although there are others in and around the field house.
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1493
Views: 157447

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I'm not sure what it's called to be honest, but the football stadium and concourse at St. Cloud State University (also connected to the field house, but I've already shared that system), which was rebuilt in 2004, has a Simplex 4100U system with TrueAlert speaker/strobes (both wall and ceiling-mount...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 291
Views: 19395

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Normalville State University in Normalville, Ohio, is home to around 5,000 college students. The campus consists of seven residential buildings ranging in size from tiny eight-unit to massive twin nine-story dormitories. There are 14 other buildings of note on campus as well, including various acade...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Devices in Your Collection That You've Never Seen in a Public Building
Replies: 19
Views: 519

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

Let's see: - Simplex 4080 10" bell - Faraday 10123-1 - System Sensor RP2415/75ADA - Space Age V-33 strobe (newer, 110 Cd) - Federal Signal 450 A1 (gray) - SpectrAlert Advance CHR - SpectrAlert Advance HW - Gentex GEH24-R - Gentex GX93-R - I've probably seen an EHS-EL1 at some point - I have the rus...