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by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 29
Views: 363

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

Rolling my eyes when a student at my college thought the fire alarm (2901-9838's in continuous) was someone's phone vibrating. I might be only 23, but I was definitely thinking "Kids these days..." That would have to be a pretty big phone to make such a large noise. I really hope he was being sarca...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 29
Views: 363

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

Besides the classic "pull station triggers sprinklers" and mistaking NA's for smoke detectors, I can think of a few. - Specifically being asked "Do you collect fire drills?" (I mean, if you count experience as a collection, then sure...) - The time in elementary school where a staff member pointed t...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm

It seems a number of schools are implementing fire alarm policies whereupon the students aren't allowed to evacuate until the okay is given by the school administrators. My intuition would say that this is a dumb idea, especially considering many alarm signals are loud enough to drown out the PA sys...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4048 manufacturer found
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Simplex 4048 manufacturer found

I was window-shopping on eBay, and found horns for sale manufactured by "Thomas". The model is T-158, and they appear to be electronic. However, the grille and body style are EXACTLY the same as the elusive 4048. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Thomas-T-158-Alarm-Horns-92db-120V-2-Amp-Still-New-I...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 29
Views: 435

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

2006!

What are three examples of private-mode signalling?
by Simplex 2903-9101
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Smoke alarms go off in my condo complex
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Smoke alarms go off in my condo complex

Well, we had a bit of a false alarm last night. Listening to all the different pitches and cadences of these hardwired smoke detectors was fun for the first few minutes, but it quickly got annoying. 4ituBmSEsEQ The fire department ended up coming, and it took almost an hour to silence them. Fortunat...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: hogwarts safety fails
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: hogwarts safety fails

Yeah, I think they fail at safety in general. A murderer stalked the campus for over a decade, an entire department was full of cursed lunatics, and there was a snake monster living in the basement. Not to mention the stuff they LET the kids do, like handling dangerous flora and fauna and playing a ...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 60
Views: 6622

Re: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?

It all depends on acoustics, and for mechanical signals, individual ones can be different as well. The 4051 + 4050-80's at my high school didn't sound too bad in the carpeted hallways, but one of the -9838's in my last middle school (which had cinder block walls and tile floors) gave me a good scare...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 750

Re: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound

Well, we do the same thing with our phones. Ringtones anyone? Though to be fair, phones with bells were always more common than fire alarms with bells. I blame Hollywood.
by Simplex 2903-9101
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarm jokes
Replies: 43
Views: 7020

Re: Fire alarm jokes

Why don't Wheelock this topic, then...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: FA Zones/Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: FA Zones/Loop

A zone is a circuit on a conventional panel. Devices (pulls, smokes, etc.) are wired in parallel, with a resistor at the end of the line. Electrical current is passed through, and if a short is detected, the panel goes into alarm. If an open circuit is detected, that's a trouble. A loop (SLC) is the...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 431
Views: 31230

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

The New Princeton High School was built in 1982, but has a distinctive "70's" look to it - with oddly sized windows and a ridged copper roof. It is located across the street from its former location (which is now condominiums). Far from sprawling, it is a compact, L-shaped building with three floors...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 450
Views: 54850

Re: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)

Already saw the video, it is indeed a Space Age VA4 horn/strobe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-ErTnZUXqY
by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms

The reason I asked is because I was afraid of them to the point of wanting to skip preschool. But being forced to go through them more in elementary school got me over that, and that's around the time my interest developed. Nobody accommodated me, and that's probably one of the reasons why I got ove...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms

Are you in school? If so, how do you handle fire drills?