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by EdwardsFan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fines For Failure To Operate
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Fines For Failure To Operate

Was there ongoing construction going on during that day? Usually when we disable a system, there should be someone doing a fire watch every hour, especially if no one is present at the panel. In my Province they have been cracking down on this stuff. I know 2 Toronto companies were charged for faili...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!

In most cases that I've done, we've only replaced the panel and left all the devices intact. One case we replaced a conventional system with a fully addressable one, but left the Bells intact. Another case I did do a plant this winter, where we replaced the horns with LED horn/strobes. It's still on...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1876
Views: 348697

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I was there in 2016... All the Honeywell stuff is accurate, ranging from FS90's (possibly even older, I don't know much about 1980's Honeywell panels) to rebranded EST and Notifier systems. There are also some Johnson Controls-branded Notifier systems. The Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel has an "offi...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!

I have a suspicion that it would just be easier for technicians to trash the whole system and put in modern (read: System Sensor) horns in order to just be done with it and move on. Exactly. I never understood it before, but as a fire alarm tech, I fully understand why these replace these systems e...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: break glass covers over pull stations.
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: break glass covers over pull stations.

randomperson wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:14 pm
These covers are the original Stopper (the lift-cover version is called the Stopper II.)
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I've only seen these at Walt Disney World.
Same, I was going to say. I also saw them at Universal as well.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Exterior Fire Phones
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Exterior Fire Phones

Has anyone here ever installed a exterior fire phone? Having trouble getting info on one. Any links would be appreciated. Its for an Edwards system, in Canada. Thanks Is it for an existing or new building? When it comes to those installations, I would check with the AHJ, some get picky with that. O...
by EdwardsFan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1876
Views: 348697

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Funny I'm reading this because I was just in Florida, at Universal! Basically everything you said, although I think they are all the speaker versions of the alarms. Also was pretty cool to see the amount of outdoor buildings and how most alarms/sprinkler systems were just out in the open. A lot of n...
by EdwardsFan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Smoke detector shelf life
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Smoke detector shelf life

For commercial detectors, I write them down or recommend replacement when you cannot test the sensitivity on them. Smoke Detector Sensitivity has been looked at a lot more in recent years here, and the fire inspectors want them on the reports and any detectors replaced that cannot test for sensitvit...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!

They actually do have Motion sensors that look like cameras. My company also installs camera systems, we have one in our office, and one of the cameras we have looks like a motion sensor. We also have some that look like regular 120V smoke alarms. I wouldn't say they're so easy to spot, but if your ...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Mock systems in buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Mock systems in buildings

Is the main NFS-3030 part of the whole plaza of just the school? Cause my guess would be the mock system is just for them to do fire drills, while the main system controls the rest of the plaza.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories

I remember the first time hearing the fire alarms at my elementary school. I was in Grade 1, doing french when my principal comes on the P.A. system. She announces she wants to set off the fire alarms so that everyone knows what they sound like. My french teacher opens up the door, and points to the...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit

When I was in Grade 4, our class had an fire exit door, yet our evacuation route was to still exit out the hallway and out the doors. Always found it weird why they listed the exit door in the class an alternate route and not the main one.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drill Procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Fire Drill Procedures

We never had blocked fire drills when I was in school that often. I remember one in 2nd grade which was 2000, none in middle school and one in high school when I was a junior in 2009. They might do them now, but they didn't do them back then. Even when the Station Nightclub fire happened. The only ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Trouble light on ESL 1500
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Trouble light on ESL 1500

Agreed- I would call the fire alarm company that services your system to find out the problem. Are there heat detectors in units? Most times I get problems like this, someone in their unit has messed with a heat detector or mini horn.
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: 577

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.