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by Housedays
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.

OMG this is so similar to the situation at school. Some -9846/9105s that got directly replaced by the Siemens speaker/strobes have a visible rectangle on the left side. I believe it’s dust. It sounds like they painted the wall at some point and painted around the device. The rectangle would be the ...
by Housedays
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.

A supermarket near me just recently replaced its Simplex 4903s with Edwards NAs with the fire label and the running man picture which are mounted on red trim plates labeled fire on both sides. Things look strange because near all the new NAs there is a visible rectangle on the side of the NA on the ...
by Housedays
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.

I went in there again today. Still no NA in the unisex restroom. It seems like the new system just lacks a strobe in the small one person unisex restroom while having strobes in the large restrooms. Something that was added to the unisex restroom during the store remodel is a PA speaker. They now pl...
by Housedays
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Stickers with numbers on them on fire alarm NAs.
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Stickers with numbers on them on fire alarm NAs.

Ive seen a lot of these, and most of the stickers are by the strobe, im going to guess they indicate which fire alarm but ive seen pull stations and smoke detectors (atleast at my school) with stickers too. I’ve also seen long strips of numbers taped to NAs too. The stickers are on the side of the ...
by Housedays
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Need horn for First Alert smoke alarm
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Need horn for First Alert smoke alarm

Finally we have another female fire alarm and smoke alarm enthusiast here. Simplex 4051 was for long the only one.
by Housedays
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Stickers with numbers on them on fire alarm NAs.
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Stickers with numbers on them on fire alarm NAs.

The local Walmart and Target both recently got new fire alarm systems. The new L-Series horn/strobes and strobes in both stores have stickers on them with numbers like 1-4-5 or similar to this. Anyone else seen this on NAs?
by Housedays
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: fire alarm at a Walmart playing music.
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: fire alarm at a Walmart playing music.

The Wal-Mart closest to me has ceiling-mount L-series horn/strobes and strobes, which just recently replaced ceiling-mount Classics during the remodel which in turn replaced wall-mount Wheelock MTs a decade and some years ago.
by Housedays
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.

Yes, the restrooms up front have white L-series remote strobes on the ceiling. I've only been in the men's room, but the women's room is probably the same.
by Housedays
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

No strobe in unisex restroom at the local Target with the new fire alarm system.

The local Target recently got a fire alarm system replacement during its remodel. Went from red NH horns on the poles and white RSS strobes on the ceiling to white L-series on the ceiling. The small unisex restroom by the pharmacy had a red RSS strobe on the wall with the old system. They took that ...
by Housedays
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: fire alarm at a Walmart playing music.
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: fire alarm at a Walmart playing music.

Newer Walmarts tend to have speaker/strobes that are also used for PA announcements and music. A newer Walmart store in my area is like this. The speaker/strobes in the main store area are ceiling-mount ones that resemble ordinary PA speakers and the ones in the restrooms are red wall-mount speaker/...
by Housedays
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

I've heard some teachers tell their students that the fire alarm NA in the classroom also functions as a security camera to scare them.
by Housedays
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

Thinking that lifting the stopper and it starting to squeal means that the fire alarm has been activated. What do they think the pull station is there for? Just for backup in case lifting the cover doesn't sound the alarm?
by Housedays
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

There do exist sprinkler systems which activate upon the sounding of a fire alarm, however the sprinkler systems that people typically come in contact with don't do such. Office buildings, stores, malls, schools etc. don't have such sprinkler systems.
by Housedays
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: System Sensor L-series NAs coming to the local Walmart.
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: System Sensor L-series NAs coming to the local Walmart.

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 am
I don't think that they are. I'm sure the Classics are disconnected.
They've just removed the Classics. They installed a SpectrAlert Advance on the wall in the outside garden area near the entrance to the inside garden area, an area that previously had no NA.