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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks I will try that and see if it works. I am also hoping to have testing videos of it this weekend, I am nervous when I talk so this is the reason for the delay. I promised bmmcorkle a video.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 pm

https://imgur.com/a/civvC
https://imgur.com/a/civvC
https://imgur.com/a/civvC
https://imgur.com/a/civvC
https://imgur.com/a/civvC

Hopefully I did this right but these are the pics of the unit I took including a pic of me holding the unit. If this doesn't work would I be able to email you the pics so you could post them? Thanks.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:33 pm

It looks like the same images got posted so I am going to try these one at a time. There are about 5 of them so hopefully each one gets posted.

https://imgur.com/a/civvC
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 pm

This was the same was as before. How do I get the other pics on here? If you are able to help me I would like that.

Thanks.
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:49 pm

Hey guys I am going to try and copy the rest of the pics of my SA76RS using imgur. Hope it works this time.

https://imgur.com/BwxrH9c


https://imgur.com/6lHhZic


https://imgur.com/8Yog33g


https://imgur.com/JYLvs7x


Looks like it worked. Click on the links to see the pics of it.
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:46 pm

Here is my small collection so far from left to right is the Gardsman wind up bell from the 1950's/60's. I got this a local second hand store a few years ago, the First Alert SA76RS smoke detector (circa 1977) that I just recently got from bmccorkle and last the Norton TR88 smoke detector 120 A.C. powered unit along with its original box and owners manual. This unit is circa 1977 to 1980 and also has a squealer horn and that small black rectangle is a side mounted test button. I also got that at the same second hand store. I am showing pics that show both the from and backs of the alarms. I am still on the lookout for the TR77 which is the battery powered unit.

https://imgur.com/vCkYlPQ

https://imgur.com/fsdJlAs
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am

Okay- I'm not a fire alarm enthusiast but I'm posting here out of desperation, so please pardon the intrusion.

My home has a nutone s180 installed.

It is chirping.

I opened it up and found -one- replacement bulb. I replaced it. It is not lighting up. It is still chirping.

It seems to be that when I placed the bulb back (it twisted in fine) the little pinchers didn't seem to snap. I don't if that's the problem.

I'm also wondering if the replacement bulb was already used? I am a new owner to this house.

If anyone has any insight, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:54 pm

The pinchers could be the problem, or maybe the bulb was so old it already had failed. I’d suggest trying to reseat the bulb first.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:49 pm

I have a 1769 ACL. Just over 2 years after we bought our house the alarm suddenly went off. A few days later it went off again. None of my brand new smoke/carbon monoxide alarms went off. What gives?
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:38 pm

Bv2017 wrote:I have a 1769 ACL. Just over 2 years after we bought our house the alarm suddenly went off. A few days later it went off again. None of my brand new smoke/carbon monoxide alarms went off. What gives?
Sounds like the sensor is dirty and causing a false alarm, using a vacuum brush around the outside of the unit may solve this problem. The 1769ACI is the offspring of the SA769AC and BRK's series of system detectors. They aren't meant to be opened.
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:14 am

Found a Westclox Alarm on eBay.

https://imgur.com/gallery/zj6Ih
As you can see from the second picture it’s UL listed so these were indeed available here.
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:00 am

My parents had the same Westclox unit in the laundry room of their old house. My Dad actually brought it when we moved to our other house in 1981. It stayed in the laundry room until about 1994 (way past its service life) or so then remained unused in our crawl space so I had a chance to snatch it but it got pitched. I am slowly starting a collection (3 so far) but at least I finally have an SA76RS thanks to bmccorkale. A testing video of it is on youtube.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:28 pm

Hello all. I’m looking for some help as I couldn’t find much. I was helping a buddy clean out his grandparents basement and found Firealarm by WaterPik. It says it takes 6 AA batteries. Still in the box looks brand new but not positive. I took a picture of it but haven’t figured out how to post it on here yet I’m new to the site. I didn’t think to see if there was a mode on it or not but could get it. Any help is appreciated on the age and what it would be worth. Thank you very much for the help.
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:17 pm

Oh wow that sounds really neat. That is a Teledyne Waterpik smoke alarm. It would be roughly from 1975 so 43 years old and even though it is still in the box I wouldn't use that as a functioning detector today however it makes a wonderful collectors item. I thought those ones were rather unique looking and freakishly big. They resemble a spaceship. As for how much it would be worth I don't know. If you plan on selling it that is. I don't have an ebay account but if you aren't interested in keeping it I would be willing to take it off your hands. PM me on here if you want. I acquired a First Alert SA76Rs circa 1977 from a fellow poster on here about 6 months ago.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:55 pm

One of my personal favorite detectors lies in the 2400 series detectors, but because I have an addressable system at home, I have taken up an interest in the rare 2551 series smokes by System Sensor
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