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by wiley209
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

the system at my high school currently is an EST 3 voice evac system installed in the summer of 2016 replacing 2 notifier panels, an AFP-200 and possibly an AFP-400 or an ONYX 640 (I'll have to dig more deeper) notifier bgx-101l's and sdx-551s and Wheelock ehs-el1's, in 2005, the school added the O...
by wiley209
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 643
Views: 96780

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

This one is based off the school from Bruce Coville's 1991 book "My Teacher Fried My Brains"... The Kennituck Falls Middle School was built in 1977 as a grade 7 to 8 school. The original fire alarm system was a 24-VDC Simplex 4207 system, with the panel installed in the main office. A matching 4308-...
by wiley209
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The Ob/Gyn center near our main hospital was built in the early 90s with a Simplex 4001 fire alarm system, with 2901-9838 horns on 4903-9001 light plates, 4251-20 single-action pulls with Stopper II covers, and 2098-9201 photoelectric smoke detectors on -9637 bases. But some time back, the Simplex 4...
by wiley209
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The high-rise apartment my aunt and a friend of mine live at near my college has finally gotten a fire alarm upgrade! It's two towers connected by a hallway on the ground, originally built in 1971 with an S.H. Couch system. The original pulls were mostly Couch F1G Chevrons, but in one of the towers ...
by wiley209
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I first learned of halon gas in the "Speed Racer" episode "The Man Behind the Mask," when the titular villain's "art museum" was equipped with a fire suppression system. "No you don't! Push that button and a special gas would overcome us! In case of fire we push this button, and the entire chamber b...
by wiley209
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.
Replies: 29
Views: 5597

Re: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.

I think a very appropriate situation for announcing a fire drill in advance over the intercom would be if the school had just gotten a new fire alarm system; the principal or secretary or whatever would have to let the students and faculty know that the new fire alarms sound different from the old o...
by wiley209
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Well it turns out in Weymouth MA, some of the schools still have some neat older fire alarm equipment in use! The Hamilton Elementary School was built in 1971 with an old Simplex system; I didn't see the panel, but it was presumably originally a Simplex 4208. Outside there is an old weatherproof Sim...
by wiley209
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1119
Views: 269308

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

They probably originally had a Simplex system, then they upgraded to a Kidde system in the early or mid-90s, and now they have the Fire-Lite panel. Seeing that SHG on the 4050-80 light plate reminds me of the former Rainbow store near my college campus that had Gentex GMS horn/strobes slapped onto S...
by wiley209
Tue May 29, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1119
Views: 269308

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

The Campanelli Stadium in Brockton MA, which is home to the Brockton Rox baseball team (which I am a part-time mascot performer for) had a fire alarm upgrade of sorts recently. The stadium was originally built in 2001-2002 with a Notifier AFP-100 system, with LCD-2X20 annunciators located in the of...
by wiley209
Mon May 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

It's interesting how school districts can vary with fire alarm systems, even going with an unusual exception out of their normal pattern. For example, all the school buildings in Brockton that were built in the 1950s and 1960s generally went with Gamewell fire alarm systems, except the middle school...
by wiley209
Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6518

Re: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?

My only question is, is that an american law to replace the entire FA system if it is defective? Just cause here in Canada, we have replaced several old panels with brand new ones, but left everything else in place. Like example, we replaced an Edwards 2280 with a brand new Vigilant panel. But, we ...
by wiley209
Fri May 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415252

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Did a couple of K-O the Kangaroo mascot gigs this week... The first one was at the Good Samaritan hospital here in Brockton. Since I was last there, the hospital had a new emergency wing added, and a few minor renovations to some parts. They have a huge Notifier voice-evac system with a mix of devic...
by wiley209
Thu May 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6518

Re: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?

Cool! That’s very interesting that the had a 4208AX! But where would I get a diode and what would I get what’s the name ohms volts reseistense etc.? also my bulb is burned out. Where would I get a 24VDC bulb? i think it’s a screw in type. It’s defenatly a 24VDC unit thus the model number a 4050-80....
by wiley209
Thu May 03, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6518

Re: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?

A few quick tests with a meter will decide for sure. My faded memory of these unite are that they are not polarized. The early units were used in a time when visual signals were optional and not required to be supervised. I installed many that were operated by a march time relay. In later years the...
by wiley209
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex vintage light plate
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Simplex vintage light plate

Hate to break it to ya, but those 4050-80 light plates with a 4050 or 4051 are extremely hard to find nowadays because when they get removed from buildings, they are almost always thrown out and collectors never really get an opportunity to save them. However, keep trying and always check eBay for ...