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by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Memes!
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Fire Alarm Memes!

MrFireAlarm wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:48 am This forum is doing good!
Here is another.


(Not really a meme.)
@kcin556, anyone? :P
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by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Weather Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Weather Radio

When I tried plugging headphones into the port, I found it also output sound. Perhaps it's multipurpose.
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

What strobe setting do you have them on, and how do you have them wired up? The Exceder should sound instantly when power is applied and it's set to continuous. Yeah I did mention that the Exceder sounds immediately when set on continuous, the Advance does not. I have the strobe on 15cd, and I did ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Gentex Commander 3, SpectrAlert Advance, Wheelock Exceder/AS, EST Integrity/Genesis As far as I can tell, none of those have the option to disable self coding. I know 4-wire/horn only models of the Advance series have the option to disable self coding, but my Advance is a two wire horn strobe. Spec...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Question: what model are your self-coding alarms? If they have the option to disable the self-code then it would be in your interest to disable it. Gentex Commander 3, SpectrAlert Advance, Wheelock Exceder/AS, EST Integrity/Genesis As far as I can tell, none of those have the option to disable self...
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Vista panels cant do that. Forget what I said earlier because I just tested my commander 3 with my Vista20p system and It works fine. I recommend you do not set the coding on your device to code 3 when doing a fire alarm. Note the bell output 12VDC not 24. Yeah, I have noticed that alarms like the ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: My school wants to know something very important.
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: My school wants to know something very important.

Your best bet is to call the monitoring company and let them know that you will be testing the system. There are some cases where the panel (any, really) exits out of walk test mode and goes into full alarm. Is the panel wired directly to the city tie? If not (i.e. it's monitored by a company), a ca...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Can someone confirm the existence of this Universal Security Instruments heat alarm?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Can someone confirm the existence of this Universal Security Instruments heat alarm?

USI is a real brand (I had them at my old house), and from I remember they do sell heat alarms.
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: How to reset Honeywell Vista 15P with keypad
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: How to reset Honeywell Vista 15P with keypad

Alarmgrid seems to have a nifty explanation on how to do it. I'll DM you the information since it does have links to stuff that shouldn't be share publicly.

You should probably refer to its programming manual as well. Most panels will have instructions on how to factory reset the panel.
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 26
Views: 787

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: 4
Views: 301

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: 162
Views: 47148

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: 5279

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: 26
Views: 787

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: 515

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...