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by EdwardsFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current

I don't see a ton of voice evac. systems, as it's only required in Canada if your building is 14 stories or higher. I have seen a few mixed systems, where they have horns/bells throughout, and a paging system as well.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: I'm still alive!

Welcome back, glad to hear that life is treating you very well! I have been working as a full license fire alarm tech for almost 2 years now, for a small company that has an abundance of buildings. Love it though, have been getting tons of experience on many fire alarm systems out there! Still live ...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Very old panel acquired
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Very old panel acquired

Wow, that is very neat indeed! Never seen anything like that before, very nice!
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2316

Re: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?

From a personal standpoint, I have no least favourite panel as I have zero experience with actual fire alarm systems. However, based on what I’ve read online, the Edwards ESA2000 seems to be almost universally disliked by technicians. I’m not exactly sure why this panel is considered to be so loath...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door close button in elevators.
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: The door close button in elevators.

I've heard that the door close button in some elevators won't work unless it's in firefighter mode (or whatever it's called). I've seen some work on newer elevators, but I think there is a set amount of time before the doors are allowed to close. Elevators with Fire Service need to have door open a...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1788
Views: 310685

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

High volume horns in a hospital, doesn't seem too bad, must give people a jump though! The one hospital we service has the EST Genesis horns all over the place, all run by an EST quickstart, which replaced an Edwards 8500 2 stage system (that had single stroke bells/chimes). Signals: Faraday 6140 (h...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 851

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

For example, in the IBC chapter 9 where it tells when fire alarms are required, you'll see this little clause under most occupancy types: Exception: Manual fire alarm boxes are not required where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Sec...
by EdwardsFan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 4608

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

Lol nope not at all :lol: still hoping to find them somewhere else, we only do the one building with them so far and I can't really record much in there because its a youth home. But here's one I just did the other day: bG1b_K65NtE BDMEo_mnA9s This was a bell test at a reconstructed apartment buildi...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 4608

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

Been a while, had a technician quit our company (nothing bad, he just wanted a change) so it's been one busy summer with only me and my other coworker as the only licensed fire alarm techs in our company. But here are some vids I took in that time: _wYqPWtAV90 -Bell test in a small community center,...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Fire Alarms from my trip
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Fire Alarms from my trip

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777600351_d49ccd4d84_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777786662_41887bea25_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777791347_cbf1fd1f90_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777247663_31443cd501_c.jpg -From Boston/Salem, some of the old Gam...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Fire Alarms from my trip
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Fire Alarms from my trip

I recently Took a trip out to eastern Canada, and the States (Mass. & New Hampshire). Here are some of the fire alarms I saw throughout: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777243003_5562d717f2_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777242913_970c8de425_c.jpg -From St John, New Brunswick. The...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

I just got a brand new Edwards 881D-AW, flush mount adaptahorn, and this thing is very very very loud! Tried it out and my ears were ringing for a minute after
by EdwardsFan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 851

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

The panel you’re specifying, I highly doubt is an AM-2020 because it’s been discontinued for at least a decade or two and the protocol is outdated, like BGX-101l and Windows XP outdated. The AM2020 was discontinued in 2000 when the NFS-3030 came out. The NFS-3030 was then discontinued in 2007 when ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 851

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

My high school has one pull station, the AHJ allows only one pull station necessary. The previous system (Notifier AM-2020+NFS-640) had many stations located across the school, until replaced by an EST3 system with only one pull station in the main office. They already replaced the AM-2020? That's ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Found a bell at the Goodwill
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Found a bell at the Goodwill

Nice! I was in the states recently, going through good wills and antique stores hoping to find some old alarms, but came up empty handed.