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fire alarm #74934
02/06/07 08:40 PM
02/06/07 08:40 PM
denny3992  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 53
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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Re: fire alarm #74935
02/06/07 08:58 PM
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e57  Offline
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Posts: 2,876
Not sure if they can print that on the cover?????

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Re: fire alarm #74936
02/06/07 09:48 PM
02/06/07 09:48 PM
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
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.

Re: fire alarm #74937
02/07/07 04:01 AM
02/07/07 04:01 AM
ShockMe77  Offline
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Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I'm happy about there not being a book called "Fire Alarm Systems for Dummies" for sale.

Re: fire alarm #74938
02/07/07 02:29 PM
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Helectric  Offline
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Brandon, SD

Re: fire alarm #74939
02/07/07 05:12 PM
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Sparks30  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 125
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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