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by EdwardsFan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:17 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?

Not afraid either, just had severe anxiety when they went off unexpectedly or if I knew they are gunna go off. So as of right now, I guess I don't anymore, as I set them off now :wink:
by EdwardsFan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:13 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

Hell, I've worked on more Mirtone panels than I ever have on Simplex/Notifier. I think I saw a Mirtone FACP in northern Vermont, in Northfield, Vermont. And I saw what looked like Wheelock 7002s, possibly the "T"s, they had the late-style grille, but possibly with the old style black horns. If they...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: why do we have to do fire drills once a month

In Canada, we do monthly tests (not really called drills), and the purpose is to test your battery life of the system, and to make sure each NAC is working on battery power.
by EdwardsFan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 206
Views: 37558

Re: Today's Job

I dunno why the other 2 pics didn't post, but here they are: 61928679_1759358704209314_6814037255158497280_n.jpg The new Simplex 4007ES panel and the old Edwards 1523 panel. 61920463_476134123142220_4284045202756206592_n.jpg In the parking garage. The parking garage was under construction for a bit,...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 206
Views: 37558

Re: Today's Job

Today I was doing a verification on an older downtown apartment building. The system recently got replaced with a Simplex 4007ES, previously a Simplex 4005 and before that an Edwards 1523. We had to run brand new horn circuits, as the old 4005 was still using the 120V bells from the old Edwards syst...
by EdwardsFan
Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

49jMD2psMDs -Bell test in a 4 story building with penthouse. The system is an Edwards 6500, original to the building, circa 1979. Most pulls and Bells are original too. Pulls are Edwards 270-SPOs, and bells are Edwards 6100-Ds. This system has no smoke detectors on it whatsoever. sasptVhzpCE -Test ...
by EdwardsFan
Thu May 23, 2019 7:42 pm
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?

I personally like the Mircom FHS, it's actually a little more pleasing to the ears. But, 2 that stick out to me are the Edwards Integrity & Genesis. They have got to be some of the most ear piercing alarms I've heard, especially the LED version of the Genesis, way louder than the original.
by EdwardsFan
Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1008
Views: 180024

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

After staying in a high-rise hotel, those kinds of systems have always interested me. What floor were you on? I was on the 26th floor during the alarm. I've been told that the second stage alarm automatically sounds on the floor where the alarm was initiated (along with the floors above and below) ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 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?

The oldest I've worked on is between the Mirtone 7900 and the Edwards 6500. I did an annual on an Edwards 6500 MK II in a condo building that was built in the 90s, with Edwards 439-6AWCs and 270-SPOs. The next day I did one on a Custom 6500 in a condo built in 1979, original to the building. The bel...
by EdwardsFan
Sat May 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 97
Views: 5215

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Probably gonna get this wrong but 1998?
MayerFire wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm
If you meant Mircom, it was founded in 1991 and released its first fire alarm products in 1998.
No, it was actually founded in 1963. But close, the founder of Mirtone went on later to start up Mircom in 1991, after Edwards/GS bought Mirtone out in 1989.
by EdwardsFan
Mon May 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: how often do you do emergency drills?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: how often do you do emergency drills?

Elementary school, it was supposed to be 3 fire drills in the fall and 3 in the spring, and from what I can remember we did them even more than that. High school, it was the same requirement, but we never got our quota down. 1st year, we did 4, 2 that were a day apart. 2nd year, 4 again, 1 in the su...
by EdwardsFan
Mon May 06, 2019 7:35 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

Edwards/EST is very dominant where I live, or used to be. Every building had an Edwards system, schools, grocery stores, apartments, etc. Today, I would say Mircom is more dominant. I hardly see or work on Simplex/Notifier systems. Hell, I've worked on more Mirtone panels than I ever have on Simplex...
by EdwardsFan
Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 97
Views: 5215

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

RSSAlarms wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:28 pm

Q: What kinda resistor do you need for the end of line?
That depends, as each panel takes different ones. But it's typically common to see 3.9K.

When did Mirtone become a fire alarm company?
by EdwardsFan
Thu May 02, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edward Genesis G1 and G4
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Edward Genesis G1 and G4

I've seen them once, in a small walk up apartment. The building had a pretty bad fire and was condemned for such bad conditions. So now they have these horn/strobes, with a Fireshield Plus I believe. The 4x4 LED horn/strobes? Not the 4x4's no, just the smaller ones. I actually was doing an annual o...
by EdwardsFan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: EST3 unprogrammed device datacard trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: EST3 unprogrammed device datacard trouble

RSSAlarms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Does anyone know what the EST3 “unprogrammed device datacard” trouble is? It pops up sometimes on the annunciator at my high school and I want to know what it means, if anyone knows.
Sounds like the system has a device/module that it's reading, but the location/address wasn't put in.