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by Alexis_T
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: At what point did you stop becoming afraid of the fire alarm?
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: At what point did you stop becoming afraid of the fire alarm?

My fear ended when I was roughly 14-15 years old, today I'm still a bit startled (Uuuuuughh!)
by Alexis_T
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex "212" Pull Station?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Simplex "212" Pull Station?

Maybe there was multiple stations that had this 2-1-2 coding... We maybe will never know.

Another coded pull I'm inquiring about, Dan's Edwards 4-4 coded pull, I wonder what happened to that thing.
by Alexis_T
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why am I inactive?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Why am I inactive?

Well guys, if you've been wondering why I am rarely active anymore here, I'll try my best to explain why here. First, we've got the fact that I had a few exams, those exams are no joke. If I fail them : I'm good to spend another 3 years at school. (and given my current mental condition, I would have...
by Alexis_T
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever seen foreign fire alarm devices on American systems?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Has anyone ever seen foreign fire alarm devices on American systems?

What about the opposite? I once (keyword here is once!!) saw a SpectrAlert Classic at a local McDonald's that was tied to the CO2 leak detection system (heck it even had a red strobe with "ALERTE" written on it...) That aside, I've seen a Simplex 4004 on a boat (belive it was on a ferryboat... Why w...
by Alexis_T
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They sell exit signs at Lowes.
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: They sell exit signs at Lowes.

I can't seem to recall which store did it, but some hardware stores in my country sold exit signs at some point. It's kinda surprising, when you do not expect that!
by Alexis_T
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4005, 4009 System Questions and Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Simplex 4005, 4009 System Questions and Advice Needed

That's a bummer... Am sorry that you lost.

Know that at least you tried, and that maybe soon, a better opportunity will sprout out, waiting for you.

(besides, auctions aren't a given, that's a bit why you should be wary of auctions... Sometimes it isn't worth the deception)
by Alexis_T
Sat May 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Another one I remember: Diesel cars used non-Turbodiesel engines (the turbocompressor was an option, until the common-rail diesel injection engines started getting popular...) People still used cars from the 80's to 90's (good ol' Citroën ZX 1.9D, that ol'e Xud9 engine was a freakin' tank, rock soli...
by Alexis_T
Sat May 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school

I once brought my Chubb Sonos DC sounder, I forgot I had it in my bag.
by Alexis_T
Mon May 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite electronic horn sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: What is your favorite electronic horn sound?

Gentex Commander III wins hands down to me when it comes to favorite.
by Alexis_T
Sun May 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?
Replies: 30
Views: 889

Re: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?

Oldest system I've seen was a very rare one.... Dating as far as the 1960's. It was a very mixed bag, the earliest parts dating from 1967, the late parts dating as far as 2010. The panel was a Cerberus Guinard panel, all electromechanical logic, a work of art, probably as large as a 100-zone Simple...
by Alexis_T
Thu May 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Interesting way to mount a stopper II
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Interesting way to mount a stopper II

That is, the kind of quick and dirty fix that is temporary, but in reality turns out to be very long term :lol:
by Alexis_T
Thu May 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?
Replies: 30
Views: 889

Re: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?

Oldest system I've seen was a very rare one.... Dating as far as the 1960's. It was a very mixed bag, the earliest parts dating from 1967, the late parts dating as far as 2010. The panel was a Cerberus Guinard panel, all electromechanical logic, a work of art, probably as large as a 100-zone Simplex...
by Alexis_T
Mon May 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area
Replies: 29
Views: 845

Re: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area

My area is more or less a melting pot, but the dominating brands are the following: Merlin Gerin (Defunct, got absorbed by Schneider Electric, that company (or conglomerate at this point) that coincidentally absorbed Square-D as well) : local library has a ultra-rare Merlin Gerin type IV system, the...
by Alexis_T
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

Wheelock : exactly does what it says on the tin: it litterally lock wheels.
by Alexis_T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 26
Views: 817

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...