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#74934 - 02/06/07 04:40 PM fire alarm
denny3992 Offline

Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 53
Loc: orwigsburg,pa USA
Hey guys, Im getting involved in more jobs where i need to be responsible for fire alarms addressible style ... atleast pulling cable, and terming devices. any body out there able to give some help on a good book for estimating help and a code cheat book? i have the nfpa Fire Alarm code book... but would like a for dummies book?



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#74935 - 02/06/07 04:58 PM Re: fire alarm
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Not sure if they can print that on the cover?????

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#74936 - 02/06/07 05:48 PM Re: fire alarm
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
Just one thing you want to be sure to do, is make sure your current insurance covers alarm installations, you need errors and ommisions coverage, and most likely a new contract form, with limits of liability statements, Fire alarm installations are not like electrical jobs, they carry heavy liability risk.

#74937 - 02/07/07 12:01 AM Re: fire alarm
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I'm happy about there not being a book called "Fire Alarm Systems for Dummies" for sale.

#74938 - 02/07/07 10:29 AM Re: fire alarm
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#74939 - 02/07/07 01:12 PM Re: fire alarm
Sparks30 Offline

Registered: 03/23/02
Posts: 125
Loc: Connecticut.usa
I used to do lots of fire alarm for another company. It took a good week of reading the fire alarm code book to understand it. If you thought the nec was hard to follow just read through the fire alarm. Once you understand how it is writen it is easy to follow. Also have a hightlighter handy for the general knowledge finds.


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