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Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:25 pm

This is where I'm going to be posting any videos I make on the job! Here are 2 short ones to start for this week (btw these videos are unlisted for now):



Test of a long 3 story walkup. I was at the panel while my coworker went out and tested devices. The alarm you hear is an Edwards 439-6AWG, and the panel is a Mircom FA-101T. You can also faintly hear the Edwards trouble buzzer that's in the front staircase. It's from the old system, I'm not sure what system it was, but you can see the signal circuit and initiating circuit wires are very old.



I've been to this building about 4 years ago and actually have pictures of the system. This is a test at another 3 story walkup. 6 bells, 1 in each hallway. I checked the bells on one side while he did the other. The panel was at the bottom of his staircase so he silenced the system. The bells are Edwards 439-10AWGs. The panel is a Mirtone FA-1025T. Also, excuse my heavy breathing lol.
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:26 pm



Here's a longer video for you guys. This is a bell test in a 2 story student residence. Panel is a Mircom FA-1000. The bells are Mirtone 74328 Bells (rebranded Edwards 439s), with 2 Amseco MSB-64V bells (never seen them before in my life), and a 10" Potter bell. There was also a restaurant portion, but it was locked at the time I did the bell test.
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:42 am

Really nice system tests on these buildings that you have so far! They are coming out nice!
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:31 pm

EdwardsFan wrote: Here's a longer video for you guys. This is a bell test in a 2 story student residence. Panel is a Mircom FA-1000. The bells are Mirtone 74328 Bells (rebranded Edwards 439s), with 2 Amseco MSB-64V bells (never seen them before in my life), and a 10" Potter bell. There was also a restaurant portion, but it was locked at the time I did the bell test.
Those Edwards bells are sure loud...even the 6” ones are. I’m getting a 439D myself pretty soon hopefully. It’s too bad the US doesn’t have modern systems with bells. I mean bells and mechanical horns alike have been phased out here. I understand they’re expensive to make and all but something about both of them really motivates one to leave the building.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:15 pm

Good stuff! Reminds me of the old twoplyboy videos.
You might want to try recording in landscape rather than portrait mode so that you can fit more into the frame at once. Other than that keep up the good work! Not every building likes being recorded so it's great to see 'in the wild' system tests once in awhile.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 pm

firefreak57 wrote: Those Edwards bells are sure loud...even the 6” ones are. I’m getting a 439D myself pretty soon hopefully. It’s too bad the US doesn’t have modern systems with bells. I mean bells and mechanical horns alike have been phased out here. I understand they’re expensive to make and all but something about both of them really motivates one to leave the building.
It's funny, they are but at the same time they aren't, I just did an annual on a 6500 and one of the tenants there said they couldn't hear the bells at all. We even replaced some systems that had bells with horns (Potter horns, and oh boy are those things ever ear shattering loud).

Thank you for your feedback everyone! Here are some more I did:





-These 2 are from the same building. This is a test of a Mircom FA-1000 system in a 15 story apartment building. Pulls are mainly Edwards 275-C111s, bells are Edwards 439-10AWCs (besides the 1 10" Potter bell). Both bell tests were stopped because my partner had to leave a couple times and I was testing the bells while he was gone.



Doing a subsequent test on an Edwards 6500 panel. Bells are all Edwards 439-10AWCs, and the pulls are - you guessed it - 270-SPOs. I was doing units earlier with a homemade 'resetter' my boss put together, which ended up getting stuck in alarm when I was on the 8th floor. This panel will most likely see its fate in the next year or two anyways.



Doing a bell test and a subsequent on a Mircom FA-1000 panel, which is in a 12 story apartment building. I do apologize for seeing the ground most of the time; the buildings parking garage is shared with this building and 2 others, all with different signals and panels, and there were a fair bit of people in the garage at times. I got to admit though, mini horns in code 3 aren't really all that bad.
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-A Bell test in a childrens play place. Alarms are Spectralert horns in code 3.


-A bell test in a 3 story walkup/commercial building downtown. The bells are Mirtone 10" bells with Edwards 439-10AWCs (added on later).
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 pm



Bell test in a 7 story walkup. The pull station is a Mirtone 73201, and the horns are Spectralert HRAs, all controlled by a Simplex 4007 ES.



Here's an interesting one. This is a subsequent test on a EST Quickstart in a 5 story retirement residence. The alarms are EST G1R-Ps, not the classic Genesis tone but the steady tone. This building also has pull stations in the first floor units (which baffled me, never seen anything like it before).



Quick bell test in an 8 story apartment building. The bell is a Mircom BL-6.



Subsequent test in a 7 story apartment building. Panel is a Mircom FX-2000, alarms are Mircom BL-10s.
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:23 am

Really great work that you have posted to YouTube so far! I can't wait to see more from you in the future!
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Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm

It's been a while (been so busy), But have a fair bit of more bell tests!


-Bell test in a small community center.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards Genesis
Panel: Vigilant VS2


-Bell test in a small reception hall.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards Genesis
Panel: EST Fireshield


-Bell test in a small library.
Pulls: Notifier MPS-950s
Alarms: Wheelock BL-6s
Panel; EST Fireshield


-Bell test in an old youth home.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards Durabels
Panel: EST Fireshield


-Bell test in another youth home.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards 360s & 1 Edwards 885-D
Panel: EST Fireshield


-Bell test in another youth home.
Pulls: Edwards 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards 343Ds & 1 Edwards 439D
Panel: EST Fireshield


-Bell test in a 4 story apartment building.
Pulls: 270-SPOs\
Alarms: Edwards 343Ds
Panel: Mircom FA-1000
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:28 pm

EdwardsFan wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
-Bell test in another youth home.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards 360s & 1 Edwards 885-D
Panel: EST Fireshield
Awesome videos! This is the first time I've heard a first-generation (360-series) DC Adaptahorn and I love how it sounds. I've seen a few AC 360-series horns, but DC models, such as the ones featured in this video, appear to be quite uncommon.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Just a question: what color were the 360s featured in the video? Were they gray or red?
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El Chupacabra wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:28 pm
EdwardsFan wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
-Bell test in another youth home.
Pulls: 270-SPOs
Alarms: Edwards 360s & 1 Edwards 885-D
Panel: EST Fireshield
Awesome videos! This is the first time I've heard a first-generation (360-series) DC Adaptahorn and I love how it sounds. I've seen a few AC 360-series horns, but DC models, such as the ones featured in this video, appear to be quite uncommon.
Thank you! Yeah, wish I could have gotten a shot of it, but they did sound pretty cool!
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Just a question: what color were the 360s featured in the video? Were they gray or red?
They were red in colour, flush mounted in the wall.
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Longer test, this is a bell test in a half abandoned hotel. Only 6 floors are used, the other 4 are not used at all.
Pulls: Mircom MS-401s
Alarms: Mircom Select a Horn
Panel: Mircom FX-2000


Here is a bell test on a 11 story building.
Pulls: Mircom MS-401
Alarms: Simplex 4901-? (10" bell)
Panel: Simplex 4100U


Bell test in a 9 story apartment building. Panel did fail, as you can see in the video it only silenced one bell circuit and not the other.
Pulls: Notifier FM-500?
Bells: Edwards 439ds/ Durabels
Panel: Notifier 500


Bell test in a 7 story building.
Pulls: Edwards 270-SPO (Potter pull in vid)
Alarms: Edwards Integrity Horns
Panel: Mircom FA-1000


Bell test in a community center/housing.
Pulls: Mixture of Potter and Mirtone 73201s
Alarms: Mirtone 74306 bells
Panel: Mirtone 7800
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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.
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