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by Housedays
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why can’t you find fire alarms in home improvement stores?
Replies: 16
Views: 642

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

I can imagine that that if home improvement stores sold fire alarm NAs there would be some people who would buy them for their house mistakenly thinking that they will work like standalone smoke detectors. They would then need to have warnings on the front of the boxes of the NAs that they will not ...
by Housedays
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever seen a pull station mounted high up?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

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

That foot doctor's office I went to had no clear fire alarm system. Just a pull station mounted high up at the entrance. No visible NAs, smoke or heat detectors and no sprinkler system.
by Housedays
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

Fire alarms are cool wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 am
The local Lowe's Hardware store has 2 Wheelock MTs in the restroom! Its only 3 stalls too! Thankfully I have never been in there when it has gone off. I have been when the alarms sounded but the echo is ok.
Strange. I have never seen two NAs in a restroom unless the restroom is really large.
by Housedays
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever seen a pull station mounted high up?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Have you ever seen a pull station mounted high up?

I went to a foot doctor's office yesterday that at the entrance had an Edwards pull station with screwdriver reset mounted high up about as high as NAs typically are mounted. It said on the top "local alarm". The doctor's office had no visible NAs. The pull station must be really old and have been i...
by Housedays
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Pull stations should not be used as light switches.
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Pull stations should not be used as light switches.

They just aren't designed for that purpose and ironically it can start a fire.
by Housedays
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Do fire departments have fire alarm systems?

If so, the system probably doesn't notify the fire department because that is unnecessary with the system being at the fire department.
by Housedays
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

The Kmart in my area which closed years ago had a white SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe on the ceiling in a restroom up in the front of a store where a closed down in store Little Caesar's was that was a one person restroom the size of a walk-in closet. There was a SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe ri...
by Housedays
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 30
Views: 1611

Re: why do we have to do fire drills once a month

There was one state that used to require fire drills be done TWICE a month in schools.
by Housedays
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

I once went to a department store at a mall somewhere where in the fitting room area all the individual fitting rooms had a SpectrAlert Classic horn/strobe on the wall. The hallway outside the fitting rooms also had a Classic horn/strobe!
by Housedays
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Separate horn and strobe NAs.
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Separate horn and strobe NAs.

A Target in my area has separate horn and strobe NAs. Red NH horns on the support beams and white RSS strobes on the ceiling and a red NS horn/strobe by the restrooms. Another Target in my area also used to have this, but the system was recently replaced. Now they have white L-series horn/strobes an...
by Housedays
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

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

Some areas have required new houses to be built with fire sprinkler systems. There are people who have objected to it who think that sprinklers are prone to false alarms like smoke detectors are. They say a false alarm with a smoke detector is bad enough imagine one with a sprinkler. But really it i...
by Housedays
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

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

There have been people working in buildings when the fire alarm sounds worrying that the sprinklers would soon activate because they've seen it in movies. How a movie could be accurate about sprinklers is if a showed a fire that was small and set off the fire alarm due to a smoke detector detecting ...
by Housedays
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if the fire alarm sounding really did activate the sprinklers?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

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

How would things be if the sprinkler systems really did activate when the fire alarm went off like is seen in movies? I would say that buildings would get lots of water damage. Yes, the sprinkler systems in some buildings actually do activate when the fire alarm sounds, but those are in high risk pl...
by Housedays
Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

I've read where someone said they've been in restrooms that had bells inside! Now that's even worse.
by Housedays
Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

Lowes and Olive Garden seem to like having horn/strobes in their restrooms. The local Lowes and Olive Garden here do and I've seen other people mention that their local Lowes or Olive Garden has a horn/strobe in the restroom.