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#119416 - 12/27/04 01:27 PM Alarm Strobe Location
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
Alarm code typically specifies height at which alarm strobes will be mounted. The door in the first picture is "identified" by a strobe carefully placed at the correct matter that the strobe is completely out of sight at that location!

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#119417 - 12/27/04 07:07 PM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
mxslick Offline

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 785
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
Can we say OOPS!?!

Easy fix, grab a sawzall and cut a 4"x4" hole in the awning so the flash of the strobe will shine through!
Stupid should be painful.

#119418 - 12/28/04 06:28 AM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
trekkie76 Offline

Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 219
Loc: baileyville, maine, usa
I would say someone was doing exactly what the prints shown, looking for some extras money when the final inspection revaled this little gem of engineering genius. A good example of trades not communicating.

#119419 - 12/28/04 06:52 AM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Well something's got to warn the rats and cockraches that live up there.

Seriously....does the wall and the fire alarm strobe pre-date that second tin roof or were both of them put up at the same time? Looks to me like that was an outside-facing wall at one time.

#119420 - 12/28/04 12:17 PM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Given the precision-notched rain gutter/purlin, should the strobe be NEMA-3R rated?

With the likelihood of late-season mosquitoes and maggots in stagnant gutter water, the place may develop problems beyond electrical enunciators.

#119421 - 12/28/04 06:54 PM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
Sven, move to the head of thre class! The wall was an outside wall; last summer this space was covered (but not truly "enclosed"), and the new roof blocked view of the strobe.
The "precision notched purlin" is, in fact, a modified I-beam.

As for 'critters.' well, I arrived on day #2 of the job to find a squirrell eating the heart of my print! Don't you hate it when that happens?

#119422 - 12/29/04 03:36 PM Re: Alarm Strobe Location
dstanford Offline

Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Asheville NC USA
the strobe is a very old one so i bet it was there when the deck roof was put in


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