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#119416 12/27/04 05:27 PM
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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 heigth....no matter that the strobe is completely out of sight at that location!

- John Steinke
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#119417 12/27/04 11:07 PM
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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! [Linked Image]


Stupid should be painful.
#119418 12/28/04 10:28 AM
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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 10:52 AM
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Well something's got to warn the rats and cockraches that live up there. [Linked Image]

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.
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#119420 12/28/04 04:17 PM
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Given the precision-notched rain gutter/purlin, should the strobe be NEMA-3R rated?

[Linked Image from 6l6.net]

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 10:54 PM
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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 07:36 PM
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the strobe is a very old one so i bet it was there when the deck roof was put in


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