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by Alexis_T
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite soda pool
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: What is your favorite soda pool

Muhhh IDC much about soda, Coca cola hands down, but mostly, it's rare that I drink soda anymore but yeah it's 1:1 between Coca Cola and Schwepps (agrum ofc, the other flavo(u)rs are well I don't like 'em)
by Alexis_T
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells

There was a time where those residential FA systems were common... Now to find parts that for these oldies it's a red herring chase. I don't know much about these, but these kind of systems mostly never had pull stations. Most had heat detectors (such as the one you erroneously called a vintage bell...
by Alexis_T
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex Panel in France, a rare occurence
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Simplex Panel in France, a rare occurence

The system had old Fare/ATSE ionization smoke detectors (trust me I'm more than tempted to pick one up), I belive they're newer than the panel itself (which is an ATSE A321, it is the "descendent" of the Simplex 4207/8).. There was other remote buildings that had Chubb C-Scan photoelectric detectors...
by Alexis_T
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex Panel in France, a rare occurence
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Simplex Panel in France, a rare occurence

Bit of a back story about something you won't probably belive... ATSE Incendie ("ATSE" stands for ATS Électronique) was known as "Simplex France" back in the early 80's-90's. A colleague of mine (Guillaume) has found one, in an hospital in the process of being renovated. This panel was basically a S...
by Alexis_T
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 31
Views: 621

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

'nother one 'cause why not? Y'see those mini-horns they put in hotel rooms? People sometimes mistake these for security cameras and put tape over them, being persuaded that it's a security camera or a microphone. I've never seen this in person. but for sure I recall someone talked about this on the ...
by Alexis_T
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 31
Views: 621

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

I mean, it would only do that if the pull station was an instant release for the sprinklers on a fire suppression system. Normally manual discharge MCPs are dual-action and yellow to avoid confusion, as defined where I live per NF-SSI and AFNOR standards. That said, I actually meant "people thinkin...
by Alexis_T
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 31
Views: 621

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

Confusing commercial FA system smoke detectors with consumer-grade smoke alarms.

And the one that REALLY annoys me... Activating a pull station or a smoke detector will activate sprinklers... Is this possible? I personally heavily doubt it.
by Alexis_T
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Screen on sign factory
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Strange Screen on sign factory

Probably that sign was most likely a oversized screen connected to an embedded PC... a store not too far I live had their advertising billboard show a nice... "BOOT FAILURE. REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE." instead of the usual adverts slapped onto here... I've yet to see one of these screen b...
by Alexis_T
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 29
Views: 2850

The Panel...

Soooo since I promised I'll take pictures of it, here you go: DEF Polaris C2/6/10 (aka "ASD Alpha C2/8") Right below, this is the main panel's control buttons itself. You cannot silence the sounders themselves (per NF-SSI standards), instead you must wait 5 minutes before being able to reset the pan...
by Alexis_T
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update

That panel sure looks smaller than most panels I've seen, heck it even looks it's flush-mounted.

But hey! It looks really nice! Congrats on this awesome haul! Truly amazing that you could salvage the whole system.
by Alexis_T
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update

Neat! Be sure to post pictures of the panel, it seems to be one of the Oldies from Notifier.
by Alexis_T
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 29
Views: 2850

Re: My [small] collection

Well I am glad that you were able to get something then! Yeah I'm still dazzled but well, I got a panel but not the one I wanted, but hey! It's better than nothing! The panel I got is a DEF POLARIS C2/6/10 manufactured in 2013, it only served one year before being thrown away... Anyways me and a fr...
by Alexis_T
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 29
Views: 2850

Re: My [small] collection

Hope you can find away to deal with those trim pods then. Thanks for the concern but for now the rare sounder acquisition is on hold :/ why? The guy who wanted to give it to me had a few problems (not going into details due to privacy reasons). But this time, it's official, I will get a panel, a Si...
by Alexis_T
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: False fire alarms wake Albuquerque apartment residents at all hours
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: False fire alarms wake Albuquerque apartment residents at all hours

17 false alarms in two months? That is.. Most likely a malfunction of the FACP or one if the IDC.

I mean after the 4th time I'd be probably off trying to resist the urge of not letting panic overtake, knowing that the system is malfunctioning.
by Alexis_T
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: False fire alarms wake Albuquerque apartment residents at all hours
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: False fire alarms wake Albuquerque apartment residents at all hours

I can honestly say that I have never had a computer that was 10 time louder than a fire alarm around me at any point in my life nor did I know that they could be that loud. They can be loud, look up "Server farm ambiance" or "Datacenter noises" on YouTube, that should give you an idea on how loud a...