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Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:10 am

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Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:09 am
If you could get more Adaptahorn videos I would really like it since I do find that they are nice and like to listen to them.
Hopefully I can deliver! I'm not sure if we service any more buildings with adaptahorns, but I haven't even been to half of them yet so I wouldn't be surprised.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:42 pm

Well if you can't, its OK. I realize that Adaptahorns are going out of style.

I just thought because of twoplyboy there would be a bit more. Since Edwards seems to be to Canada what Simplex is to the US, I'm sure most older systems are being replaced.
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:17 pm

Hello! Haven't done a ton of annuals recently, been working on a piping job for a mag lock system. But here are a few vids:


-Just posted this in another topic, this is a monthly test of a Mircom FX-2000 speaker system. Speakers are set to the wrong coding (should be temporal).


-Battery load test & subsequent on a Mircom FX-2000 (on second thought may be a Potter panel). Bells are Edwards 439-10AWCs, pulls are Edwards 275-C111s.


-Testing a Standard 200179 in an annual of an apartment building. This is one of the few buildings we have that still use these pulls.
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:31 pm

Cool videos! You don't have to apologize for not posting videos in a while as we all know that you are busy! But the videos you did upload are really nice!
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:19 pm

Some more videos!


-Doing a bell test in a 3 story walk up. They had a water leak in a room we had our booster panel in, so we were making sure all the horns worked.


-Just doing an annual on a Mircom FX-2000, I was at the panel ringing the horns while my partner was checking out units.


-Follow up to the previous video, testing the horns in the parking garage. Idk why but the video does freeze near the end, but there is still audio.


-We just installed a EST Fireshield Plus, and I was doing a load test and making sure the horns were coded right.


-I've posted this system before in my video 'bell test #6', this is me testing out the new system. The old system was an Edwards 6500, which was replaced with a Kidde VS4.


-I've also made a video of this system before. This is a monthly test at one of my regular monthly buildings.


-Doing an annual bell test on a Mirtone 8000 panel.


-& this is a video of said Mirtone 8000 panel.
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Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:42 pm

Those videos are really nice! I like the one with the Mircom horns that sound like SHGs!
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Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 pm


-Bell test in a 4 story building with penthouse. The system is an Edwards 6500, original to the building, circa 1979. Most pulls and Bells are original too. Pulls are Edwards 270-SPOs, and bells are Edwards 6100-Ds. This system has no smoke detectors on it whatsoever.


-Test of a small pool system. This is in between a set of buildings, which are beside another set of newer buildings. The old buildings both have EST ESA 2000s, but somehow forgot to give the pool any sort of alarm system. It must have been added on when the newer buildings were built, those have A Mircom FA-1000 & FX-2000, with one of those panels controlling their pool. Alarm is an Edwards 439-6AWC, pulls 270-SPO. Panel is a little rusty, as it is in a boiler room inside a pool, it was well over 100 degrees in there.
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm

Nice job on these videos! Can't wait to see more!
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 am

Been a while, had a technician quit our company (nothing bad, he just wanted a change) so it's been one busy summer with only me and my other coworker as the only licensed fire alarm techs in our company. But here are some vids I took in that time:


-Bell test in a small community center, I have recorded this place before. Just a short vid of the alarms in the gym.


-Ringing the horns in an apartment building. The system is a Mircom FX-2000 with Mircom FH-240Rs. Used to be an Edwards 6500, the old panel is actually still there and intact, just behind the wall in a very small closet, used as a junction box.


-Bell test in a vacant house, once used as a youth home. The 'pulls' are Edwards 1534-1 key operated stations. The alarms are Edwards 439-6AWC (only 2 in the house). I'm not sure what the fate of this system is, but it might be getting removed. I was just at this building to disconnect the panel completely, so it's no longer in service.


-Just a test of the drill feature on an EST Fireshield 1 zone panel. The bell is an Edwards 6100-D.


-Bell test in an apartment building. Horns are Mircom MH-25Rs, Pulls Mircom MS-401s. Panel a Mircom FA-1000. Fairly common system to see in buildings here built between the early 2000s and 12 floors or under.


-Another apartment system, this was a very large apartment building, lengthwise. Panel is a Mircom FA-1000, alarms are Mircom FH-240Ws, replacing some old Edwards system.


-This video was one of the reasons I was so busy this summer. Testing the horns in a parking garage/basement. This building was built around the 80s/90s, and was the first out of 3 on the same property. They share the same garage, but each system has their own NAs for each section. What happened was the parking garage is above a huge greenspace, and parts of the concrete sidewalks needed to be replaced. Little did they know they had wired everything in the ceilings, so they ended up drilling through our Fire alarm wire 3 times, as well as electrical, phone lines, etc. Just a huge mess. The main sprinkler systems for the garages had to all be rewired, the garage detection, and the horn circuit for that building. The alarms you hear are Wheelock 34T-24s, and an Edwards Integrity. The panel is a Mirtone 7900, which is original, but set to be replaced soon.


-A quick video of an EST speaker/strobe in walk test. This was done on a Vigilant VM panel, replacing a Mirtone 7900 voice panel.


-Bell test in a 4 story apartment. Panel is a Potter FX-2000, Bells Edwards 439-6AWCs, Edwards 275-C111 are the pulls.


-Another 4 story apartment. The bells are Edwards 6100-Ds, pulls 270-SPOs, panel is a Mircom FX-2000.


-Just me resetting the panel while my co worker goes around units. The panel is an Vigilant VS4, which we replaced. The panel before was an EST ESA 2000. The alarms are Edwards GS mini horns.


-Pretty much audio, but a bell test of an EST 1 panel. The code 3 is exactly like the Simplex 4001. The bells are Edwards 439-6AWCs.


-Bell test in a 3 story walkup building. A sister building to this one, but this building has an Edwards 2280 panel in it.
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:28 pm

Really great job on getting these videos recorded! Is it bad that I am still hoping to see Adaptahorns? XD
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 am

Lol nope not at all :lol: still hoping to find them somewhere else, we only do the one building with them so far and I can't really record much in there because its a youth home. But here's one I just did the other day:





This was a bell test at a reconstructed apartment building. This place had a huge fire about 5 years ago, and they had to completely gut and rebuild it. The system in there now, is very, very loud, and to me, a bit overkill. The alarms are EST G1RF-HDVMs, and EST G1R-Ps. They have a lot in the hallways, and then each unit has a Horn/Strobe in the main area/hallway, then a horn in each bedroom, and most of these units have 3 bedrooms each. Ear piercing, I definitely had quite the headache after, the worst day to run out of earplugs :lol: The panel is an EST 3X, with 3 booster panels on each floor for the insuite horns, while the main panel controls the halls.
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Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:32 am

That definitely would not be an apartment I want to live in.
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