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by EdwardsFan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Abandoned Golf Club House FA system salvage update

Nice haul! I just did an annual on a Notifier 500 this morning lol :lol: Did you salvage it yourself or have someone do it for you?
by EdwardsFan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 196
Views: 27076

Re: Today's Job

RJARRRPCGP wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Did the Edwards 6500 FACP fail miserably like or similarly as bad as one of the FACPs on one of twoplyboy's videos? (IIRC)
Similar. That 6500 wasn't able to reset after an alarm anymore, you would have to power the entire panel down to clear it.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Smoke Dampers
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Smoke Dampers

Do you mean Dampers for like vents in hallways? If so, those are non electrical, they use fusible links to hold a screen or flaps, which close when the links melt.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 196
Views: 27076

Re: Today's Job

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Was it just the panel you changed or the notification appliances also?
Just the panel, and the EOL resistors. The bells are Edwards 439-10AWCs, in this video:

by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Target remodel and fire alarms
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Target remodel and fire alarms

I thought that when some devices fail on a system that they ALL have to be replaced or if the panel fails and needs to be replaced but not if its just upgraded. Since if the panel fails the new panel might not work with the old alarms. Or at least that is what it seems happens over here. I guess it...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 196
Views: 27076

Re: Today's Job

The past couple days I've been replacing an old Edwards 6500 (from 1985), to a Kidde VS4 series panel. The first day we had to find EOLs, which there was 30 of them. The hardest one to find was on the rooftop, at the top of a garbage chute. Then the next day I stripped the entire 6500 out of its box...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Adding Mass Notification to old, mixture of systems.
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Adding Mass Notification to old, mixture of systems.

Why not just install a mass campus PA system?
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Which company has the best style of walk test?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Which company has the best style of walk test?

Although I am not a technician who works on systems for a living, Simplex walk test seems the most intuitive. I don't even think EST panels have built in walk test modes. Maybe a tech can confirm this. They do have walk test. The fire shield has it, the EST 2 and 3 can be programmed and scripted to...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!

If you need a single stroke bell take audio from one of my vids on Mircomfan, I've got tons of vids of old signals/single stroke bells.
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Target remodel and fire alarms
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Target remodel and fire alarms

They have new Edwards 439 10" bells, with EST Genesis strobes underneath each bell. That's pretty wasteful, considering they could've just installed horn/strobes, and used half the amount of wire. Is this in Canada by any chance? They seem to have a weird obsession with bells. We just don't have th...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1607
Views: 214266

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

If they are disconnected and are wired right, the fire panel should be showing a fair bit of troubles. Hi Edward, Our building uses MH-24W mini horns like the ones attached. Now Mircom makes a newer model, which can be paired with CNSIS-204 signal isolator module. Could you explain some details of ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Target remodel and fire alarms
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Target remodel and fire alarms

The last target remodel I saw was gutting one of the old ones they closed down in my city to something called the Rec Room. Its basically a video arcade for adults and has some really cool games. Its part of a mall, and they recently upgraded their system. They have new Edwards 439 10" bells, with E...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the EST QuickStart get so much hate?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Why does the EST QuickStart get so much hate?

I don't like how it doesn't have a walktest feature, or you can't access much. Which sucks if youre working by yourself or one guy doing heats and the other smoke alarms, because you can't listen to the horns in units. You basically have to do another round listening to horns instead of doing it whi...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

Hello! Haven't done a ton of annuals recently, been working on a piping job for a mag lock system. But here are a few vids: fHKOCBgOTjg -Just posted this in another topic, this is a monthly test of a Mircom FX-2000 speaker system. Speakers are set to the wrong coding (should be temporal). ec_HI8voCh...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Honeywell Brand 4050's
Replies: 16
Views: 3038

Re: Honeywell Brand 4050's

What panel was that system controlled by? I have heard that coding once before, it was at an apartment building with mini horns. The panel was an Edwards ESA 2000.