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by Alexis_T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 16
Views: 222

Re: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

Simplex 4030: The Trumpet of you-better-start-running-or-else. Another one, I'm not sure if you'll get the gist of it: Roshni ROLP: It's simple, it's always Rush-nining Sprinkler: a glorified fire hose that spreads water in a large cone, very effective but with loads of collateral damage. Edwards Ad...
by Alexis_T
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Simplex System, Need Info
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Old Simplex System, Need Info

That's a 4208, known also as the ATS Électronique A320. I'd snatch it up if I were you, these are getting VERY rare.

That fan disconnect switch sure is intriguing... Any idea why it has been put on that particular unit?
by Alexis_T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms at the worst/best times
Replies: 58
Views: 10640

Re: Fire alarms at the worst/best times

Best time : none (coincidence? I think not!) save for that one time during an internship, the FAs went off right when I was leaving as it was my final day. Worst time: weeeel this one's a doozy and my memory's fuzzy on this one! So I'll keep it brief, having a fire drill right at the beginning (not ...
by Alexis_T
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Certificate issues: here we go again!
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Certificate issues: here we go again!

Aah I'm not pressuring but that.. Happened again.. The certificate expired yet again (and chrome's starting to scream at me "Here be Dragons! This website doesn't have a valid HTTPS certificate!!"


*sigh* how long usually the forum's certificate lasts?
by Alexis_T
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

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

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:26 pm
I didn't even know that there was a variation of that rumor that was used with call points instead of just pulls. You learn something new everyday.
I too didn't know such a rumor existed, but it might be true in my area, but not with FA call points, I have no idea where I heard about that tho..
by Alexis_T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

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

People thinking that call point upon activation spill ink on your fingers. This drives me bananas every time I see hear someone affirming it mordicus (=affirm as it was true)

But yeah I also believed it, oh well.
by Alexis_T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 8937

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

If it actually made the structure shake, I would be concerned the shed is not very stable... Oh the structure was fine, just the walls started shaking like crazy, it wasn't obvious but when you touched the walls you could feel the vibration. But yeah that shed was temporary (the foundations weren't...
by Alexis_T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 8937

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

Loudest I've heard was a E2S sounder on full volume, that thing shook the entire shed it was in... Is the shed made of sheet metal? If it is, that’s why it might be doing that. Sheet metal can resonate sound. Nope t'was a wooden shed, but still, even outside the shed you could hear the E2S screaming.
by Alexis_T
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 8937

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

Loudest I've heard was a E2S sounder on full volume, that thing shook the entire shed it was in...
by Alexis_T
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 41
Views: 4572

Re: My [small] collection

Actually, I had these devices since a while now, that's only recently that I took these pictures.
by Alexis_T
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 41
Views: 4572

Re: My [small] collection

Here comes the Chubb BZ1L, in a nutshell it's just a buzzer and a LED, nothing fancy here, but wait! There's a jumper to disable the buzzer.
by Alexis_T
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 41
Views: 4572

Re: My [small] collection

The new devices have not yet arrived... Figured I'd make pictures of what I've got, sorry if the pictures are terribly blurry, my "sub-par quality" Chinese GoPro Clone (aka backup camera) certainly does NOT take good pictures/videos at all! Don't mind the timestamp on the images, it's completely wro...
by Alexis_T
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr
Replies: 30
Views: 953

Re: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr

Then it could be that the current system is temporary...
by Alexis_T
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr
Replies: 30
Views: 953

Re: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr

I'm unsure... Either it's a grandfathered system (that would be unlikely, but that would **PROBABLY** explain why there aren't any strobes) or it's a temporary system.