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Re: Today's Job

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:13 pm
by EdwardsFan
RJARRRPCGP wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Did the Edwards 6500 FACP fail miserably like or similarly as bad as one of the FACPs on one of twoplyboy's videos? (IIRC)
Similar. That 6500 wasn't able to reset after an alarm anymore, you would have to power the entire panel down to clear it.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:25 pm
by Simplex 4051
Yeah that sounds like it would be a pain.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 pm
by EdwardsFan
I wanted to post this on here because this was a really cool system I worked on today!

I am not exactly sure what the model on this panel is, But I believe this is a Mirtone 7900 series fire panel, with a Mirtone voice evacuation panel. This is basically the Mirtone version of an Edwards 6500 panel, and we still service many of them, but this is (as far as I know) the only one with voice evac we service. I love the alarm tone startup on this thing and the whoop is a one of a kind. I also love the pre announce tone on it, reminds me of an airplane. Anyways, here are the vids I made:





The first video is me checking the speakers in the parking garage. The second is a video of the two panels, showing the paging functions and showing an alarm.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:44 am
by Simplex 4051
Those videos really are very cool! Glad you shared them with us!

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:22 pm
by cpholmes0914
That whoop is pretty cool. Almost fire department or ambulance sounding

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:47 pm
by EdwardsFan
Never thought I'd ever come across single stroke bells again, but today I heard them once more.

I was at one of our older buildings downtown, which is a big theatre. We had to install a new booster panel, because the old one wasn't working correctly. The current panel is a Mircom FA-1000, and it's a two stage system actually. The Bells, to my surprise, were Edwards 333-Ds! When I first glanced at them I thought they were 343-Ds, but when we set the bell circuits off (to find the end of lines) that's when I realized it was a single stroke system. Was pretty awesome to hear them again doing their 20BPM then march time, reminded me so much of my high school fire drills. The original panel was an Edwards 6500, and from what I heard, next year they are going to be renovating the entire place, and so the system will be no longer soon. I'm hoping I get to do the final inspection on that old system before it gets replaced.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:20 pm
by Simplex 4051
You thought you would never see single-stroke bells again makes me hopeful that I will eventually see Simplex 4051s again.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:14 pm
by EdwardsFan
Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:20 pm
You thought you would never see single-stroke bells again makes me hopeful that I will eventually see Simplex 4051s again.
Oh for sure, out of the hundreds of thousands of systems out there, there's bound to be some old ones still kicking. Seems like most of the older systems are in Ohio.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:46 pm
by Simplex 4051
Which is weird because I was out in Ohio 7 years ago and I didn't see anything. :P

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:10 pm
by EdwardsFan
Today I was doing a verification on an older downtown apartment building. The system recently got replaced with a Simplex 4007ES, previously a Simplex 4005 and before that an Edwards 1523. We had to run brand new horn circuits, as the old 4005 was still using the 120V bells from the old Edwards system. So basically, there was a relay inside the old panel, and the bells were all connected to that, problem being, if the power went out, the bells would not work. We replaced the bells with the Edwards Integrity Horns. The old bells were Edwards 6000 Durabel, and some 10" Adaptabels, and the 1 Potter bell in the basement. Also interesting to note this building is connected to another 4 story building, which has an Edwards 6616 panel. I was surprised the systems weren't just merged together, like I've seen many other buildings.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
by EdwardsFan
I dunno why the other 2 pics didn't post, but here they are:
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The new Simplex 4007ES panel and the old Edwards 1523 panel.
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In the parking garage. The parking garage was under construction for a bit, and this bell unfortunately was right above a big hole to the outdoor world. Plus they didn't bother covering it up when they poured new cement. This bell might end up being a permanent fixture lol.

Re: Today's Job

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:39 pm
by Simplex 4051
The bell looks like it has been in a war. :lol: