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by EdwardsFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

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

In Canada, our rules are different. Pull stations have to be at every classified entrance and exit. We can't just get rid of them if heats/smokes or sprinklers are used. But, you can install sprinklers in lieu of smoke/heat detectors. Most systems in commercial plaza we service consists of nothing b...
by EdwardsFan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Elevators at stores in a local mall don't have smoke detectors by them.

I see that a lot in older apartment buildings, and it usually comes down to age/grandfathering. I just did one the other day, a 14 story building built in the 70s or so. Wierd system setup. The system is pretty new, its a Fire Lite panel replacing an old Edwards relay panel. Oddly enough, each unit ...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Any good battery brands?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Any good battery brands?

My company orders from Idealpower, or we grab them from Magnacharge if we need them in a hurry.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 212
Views: 41028

Re: Today's Job

Working today in an old apartment building, and came across this gem in the electrical room: 68376914_880868545628258_21968998237208576_n.jpg 67957062_689037971565218_6762031012294688768_n.jpg 67839885_451087232402699_1011852294452412416_n.jpg This is an Edwards 1221 T. The original panel to the bui...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Today's Job
Replies: 212
Views: 41028

Re: Today's Job

fierlarmz_09 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:14 am
fierlarmz_09 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:26 am
Be a technician.
And install fire alarm systems.
Fire alarm techs don't actually install systems at all really. That's all electricians, the only thing we ever do in new installs is verifying.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Does your local Walmart have a Radionics pull station?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Does your local Walmart have a Radionics pull station?

The Wal-Marts were all built in the late 1990s WAY before 2001 Not all, a lot of them In Canada were retrofits, after Woolco/Simpsons closed down. The one near me is part of a mall, and has 10" Edwards 439s everywhere. They actually added a whole bunch more, after the walmart was renovated with a g...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Uncommon alarm acquired!
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Uncommon alarm acquired!

I've seen these horns, branded under C-P, at a local pool. They were on a Simplex system that was retrofitted into the building when they added on the pool.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Notifier Onyx Cabinet Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Notifier Onyx Cabinet Doors

Yeah I would say you're right. It just looks like the cabinet is all blacked out, could have been a retrofit/special order.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?

I'm just curious though how a walk-in closet could SUDDENLY become a heavily populated room though. :shock: Maybe it was added on? I've seen that a lot, where they add rooms or walls and the alarms are all of a sudden in a small space. In my high school, our tech class was by itself on the second f...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why can’t you find fire alarms in home improvement stores?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Why can’t you find fire alarms in home improvement stores?

To prevent regular, uncertified people from working on fire alarm systems.
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?

Lots of flooding and damage, restoration companies would be having field days! We had a big riser pipe burst once in a 27 story building (right on the top floor too). The damage was so bad, they had to move everyone out from the 28-24th floors, as all apartments had to be gutted and redone, and a lo...
by EdwardsFan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: how often do you do emergency drills?
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: how often do you do emergency drills?

So I'm guessing in Canada with what he just confirmed that it is more likely to have schools that are Preschool to 8th and then 9th to 12th then. Though one question: what is a victory lap? Is that like a grade 13th or something? Yeah exactly, depends on where you are though, as each province has d...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever seen a pull station mounted high up?
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Have you ever seen a pull station mounted high up?

Here's one from a retrofit, granted there was stairs before to get onto the roof but even then I still think it's way too high. I'm just over 6ft and I was at eye level with it! You can see the horn mounted nearby for reference.
by EdwardsFan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: have you ever set off a fire alarm in public?
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: have you ever set off a fire alarm in public?

I felt bad for the sprinkler tech, he had to sit there for almost 5 hours resetting the systems (because when one went off they all did). Your dorm had a deluge system?! No. How it works from my understanding is if one riser trips, the rest of the risers lose pressure. Plus, the Fire Department wil...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What rare devices do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: What rare devices do you have?

-Edwards C-895B-301 (apaptahorn/strobe plate) -Edwards 311 (old adaptahorn) -Cincinnati 13525 (pull station) -Edwards 360 (old flush mount adaptahorn, grey) -Edwards 360A (same as above but red & 24v) -Edwards 61599 (old coded pull that was never coded) -Edwards 23 & 24 bells -Edwards 332-D (120V si...