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#119510 - 12/28/04 11:58 PM Comments?  
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#119511 - 12/29/04 12:10 AM Re: Comments?  
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What on earth has happened in the bottom picture?. [Linked Image]


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#119512 - 12/29/04 01:02 AM Re: Comments?  
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2nd picture is a "cabinet" of fire alarm modules. They are just thrown in there. This is one of several panels inside a public school.

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[This message has been edited by necbuff (edited 12-29-2004).]


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#119513 - 12/29/04 09:40 AM Re: Comments?  
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Sure glad that's not one of my schools. But look at the bright side, all the modules have labels on them.


#119514 - 12/29/04 07:27 PM Re: Comments?  
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Pic 1: Whiny homeowner "But I want it... it's so pretty..."


Pic 2: Apprentice alarm guy: "Hey boss... what should I do with these replacement modules?"

Journeyman: "Whaddya think? Just throw 'em in the panel we took all the old hardwire realy and lamp jobs out of. Jeez. Hurry up, then get me some coffee!"


#119515 - 12/29/04 07:42 PM Re: Comments?  
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wow what a mess does anyone know where this came from? i am sure Notifier would love to know about installs like this. this is what gives us fire alarm people a bad name with all trades. you can be sure that if one of my people did that they would be kicking cans down the road


#119516 - 12/29/04 08:34 PM Re: Comments?  
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Dstanford, not all F/A people have a bad name. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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#119517 - 12/29/04 09:30 PM Re: Comments?  
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Considering some of the "Lobby Art" I've seen in high-end office buildings, this could be hung as-is.
It would probably fetch a high enough price to buy a real alarm panel.

I had to scroll down to the description to recognize it at all.


#119518 - 12/29/04 10:12 PM Re: Comments?  
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Aside from the horrid quality of workmanship in the alarm panel, I'd be concerned that the loose metal mounting plates (or are they grey plastic?) of the modules might short to some of the screw terminals on nearby modules. Or so it looks in the picture. Either a short would create a false alarm, or disable a true alarm.

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#119519 - 12/29/04 10:38 PM Re: Comments?  
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Funny you mention that wa2ise... The alarm panel WAS showing an alarm status!


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