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by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Fire Protection Jeopardy

Robert A wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:00 pm
RSSAlarms wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:24 pm What is Monoammonium Phosphate?
Correct!

This factor, referred to by a single letter, is a way to express the relationship between flow rate and pressure with the unit of gpm/sqrt(psi).
What is M?
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Who here loves tornados
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Who here loves tornados

It's quite a thrilling experience, but it's definitely not fun going through an actual one. Most of the ones in my area are generally weak though.
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 161
Views: 44997

Re: Introduce Yourself

miketom wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:04 am Hi! I'm new to the community. I'm a DIYer and I hope this forum will be insightful for me. Thanks for letting me in.
Welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay with us. :)
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Cruise ship fire alarms
Replies: 28
Views: 4872

Re: Cruise ship fire alarms

On the Norwegian Escape, I've seen some Roshni sounders in common areas, though I'm unsure if those are actually connected to the call points (there's a video somewhere on YouTube of them going off when the emergency doors are shutting). I imagine it sends a signal to the bridge, and if it's in a s...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Fire Protection Jeopardy

Robert A wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am This model of representing fire includes the elements of heat, fuel, oxygen, and a chemical chain reaction.
What is the fire tetrahedron?
Robert A wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm The four main types of automatic sprinkler system are wet, dry, deluge, and ______.
What is a pre-action system?
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 and fire drills
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: COVID-19 and fire drills

As far as I know, the state has been pretty lenient for schools not practicing fire drills due to online schooling. I'm not sure how hybrid schools seem to approach it (couldn't pull up any records for hybrid schools in Georgia), but I wouldn't be surprised if they took a two-day drill approach give...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Lack of a message on voice systems?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Lack of a message on voice systems?

I'm not sure about the code in MA, but as far as I know the national code requires new voice evac systems in schools. Perhaps it wasn't needed when it was installed at the time but they saw the future need should the school expand? It's kinda interesting that they didn't choose to opt in for voice m...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Lack of a message on voice systems?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Lack of a message on voice systems?

In what setting are these voice systems are being installed/
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How often does a Fire Alarm Panel need servicing / testing – Flats
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: How often does a Fire Alarm Panel need servicing / testing – Flats

Hey there! Unfortunately we don't have as much familiarity with the laws in the UK(?) regarding how the testing of flats should be carried out. I tried Googling the answer and this seems to have some advice related to your question: http://www.flat-living.co.uk/advice/1903-weekly-fire-alarm-testing ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: HTTP error when adding pics in posts
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: HTTP error when adding pics in posts

Chrome also gives the same issue when I use it. My browser / operating system: MacOS Macintosh X 10.15.5, Safari 13.1.1, Flash 32.0 (release 0) From my experience on forums, using the [img] tag with a non HTTPS link will cause the thread page to not have the HTTPS lock that you would otherwise see o...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Help wiring up fire panel
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Help wiring up fire panel

Hey there!
I'm trying to look up the installation manual on google but it doesn't seem to be pulling up a fire alarm panel. Are you sure the 7720 this is the correct model number?
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon May 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Music playing out of a horn/strobe. How is this possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Music playing out of a horn/strobe. How is this possible?

Fun fact: all fire alarms (with the exception of bells) are speakers designed to resonate at a specific frequency. The trick to getting the distinct sound you hear (with the exception of residential smoke alarms) is to use a microprocessor to regulate the pitch, sound, and volume. For that reason, t...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun May 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not dead -- here's what I've been up to!
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: I'm not dead -- here's what I've been up to!

Hey there! Thanks for checking in with us. It's nice to have some of of the older community members stop by and say hi. Wow, those are certainly some very cool things you are doing there! Glad you're enjoying your new job as a marine electrician and still have telephones and scuba diving to go to du...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Security System General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on DIY Security
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Thoughts on DIY Security

Hey all, My cousin is looking into security system options for his home. He mentioned that while he's open to having a professional install an actual system, he would like to do it himself through DIY options. What are your thoughts on these systems? I'm on the edge since I've heard stories about pe...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts
Replies: 30
Views: 1639

Re: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts

The only one's I can name off the top of my head are:
  • videogamer24385
  • NewAgeServerAlarm
  • CoffeeandSugar20(?)
  • 2plyboy
  • Thesdx
It's fascinating how much has changed though...