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by EdwardsFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 143
Views: 8748

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

Since I can’t edit my own posts on this board, I’m just gonna quote myself here. Anyways, I forgot to mention that it seems like the custodial staff sets the alarm off for the fire dept. actually. All the firefighters were in the main entrance hall with our vice principal who is currently acting pr...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 203
Views: 33795

Re: Today's Job

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:20 pm
You thought you would never see single-stroke bells again makes me hopeful that I will eventually see Simplex 4051s again.
Oh for sure, out of the hundreds of thousands of systems out there, there's bound to be some old ones still kicking. Seems like most of the older systems are in Ohio.
by EdwardsFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1681
Views: 259983

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I'm surprised those 6264B detectors are still in service. They should be removed since they don't meet with todays standards of smoke detector sensitivity testing. Plus, the ones I do see still in the field hardly work, they weren't really great detectors in my opinion.
by EdwardsFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Spectralert classics installed in a building built in 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Spectralert classics installed in a building built in 2008

idontwannaknow wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:44 pm
I believe its the same situation as we are having now, with SpectrAlert Advance weatherproof alarms still being installed when the L-Series has been out for two years.
Yeah, my company still installs Advances, but we get ours from Potter.
by EdwardsFan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1681
Views: 259983

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Nakiska Ski Resort has two lodges. The Nakiska Daylodge has an Edwards Custom 6500 system, with Edwards 881ALD-AW/881D-AW horns. Pulls are Edwards 274-111, smokes are Edwards EDW1451A. Mid-Mountain Lodge has a Mircom FA-1000 system replacing an Edwards 2280 (the FA-1000 is in the 2280's cabinet), w...
by EdwardsFan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms at the worst/best times
Replies: 58
Views: 10640

Re: Fire alarms at the worst/best times

When I was in elementary school, we did two fire drills a day sometimes because at that point we had AM and PM kindergarten. I thought that was the norm when I moved to middle school but turns out it wasn't. Instead we had what was called dismissal fire drills in which we dismissed from school by a...
by EdwardsFan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 203
Views: 33795

Re: Today's Job

Never thought I'd ever come across single stroke bells again, but today I heard them once more. I was at one of our older buildings downtown, which is a big theatre. We had to install a new booster panel, because the old one wasn't working correctly. The current panel is a Mircom FA-1000, and it's a...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 992
Views: 167741

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Excuse me, this is a high school you're talking about?? Yep. I’m not going to reveal the school name due to privacy’s sake but its up there with the highest ranked schools in the US. Anyways to update, the old Simplex alarm removal process has been going very smooth. There are no more Simplex horn/...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Block Foam or Caulk
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Fire Block Foam or Caulk

As long as it's rated for that intended purpose, than whatever you can find at your local hardware store. But, I believe it has to be red in colour. I would recommend 3M fire barrier sealant, it's the one I use and I see it used everywhere else.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1681
Views: 259983

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

How can you tell it is disconnected? It says 125VAC, plus it's the only Adaptahorn. The bells were added around the early-mid 1990s, and the Siemens panel in 2015/16, and I am not sure how they got the old Edwards pulls to work on there, thus not being set up in an addressable manner. Probably have...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 992
Views: 167741

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

idontwannaknow wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:58 pm

Theres a fourth floor/rooftop space that is also planned to have stuff and will EVEN HAVE A FIREPLACE! They’re doing a really good job at making the extention homely- oh back on topic theres a speaker/strobe mounted up there too.
Excuse me, this is a high school you're talking about??
by EdwardsFan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 143
Views: 8748

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

I'm still waiting for somebody to be in a dorm that has an actual HORN in it. LOL Lol I know I'm quoting this from a while back but I was going through the topic and reading this reminded me of a job I was recently working at. We were doing a re-verification of a student residence building. This wa...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No fire alarms in 20-story building?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: No fire alarms in 20-story building?

Well maybe there is a code that allows for just sprinklers and no fire alarms. I’ve heard of this for some smaller buildings (e.g. stand-alone McDonalds), but a 20-story apartment building?! I was reading the NYC building code, and this is the best answer I could come up with. From what I understan...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No fire alarms in 20-story building?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: No fire alarms in 20-story building?

randomperson wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Chase Reinhardt wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Maybe there's a tone or message on the PA system?
They don’t have one...
Are you sure? I noticed on the virtual tour speakers mounted in the ceiling. But the building also has a sprinkler system in it as well, I'm assuming the units have heads in them, which could explain the no fire alarm?
by EdwardsFan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: NEW Fire-Lite ES series Control Panels
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: NEW Fire-Lite ES series Control Panels

Yeah, I've installed one of the ES-50s and had some of the same issues: non-standard USB cable, very slow start-up, comes with no documentation so I had to squint at my phone for an hour. Luckily I didn't have one that was bad out of the box. It works alright for the application but has some qualit...