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    Don't bother arguing with them. If there is a...

    Don't bother arguing with them. If there is a single pair, twisted or not, go to IP over coax. Actually POE over any two conductors-
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    You are correct, Vonage is not a MFVN, and they...

    You are correct, Vonage is not a MFVN, and they have a big ol disclaimer on all their paperwork saying do not connect any alarm to it. Yes, it will work, but who knows if the last panel had the...
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    The final outcome of this scenario-. The owner...

    The final outcome of this scenario-. The owner brought the insurance company's fire protection specialist in, after everyone else kept saying basically who cares, but I kept pushing back with - I...
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    It will take longer than a smoke. It will be a 4...

    It will take longer than a smoke. It will be a 4 wire device and could be fed by two separate circuits and probably has a shield that has to be made up and isolated from ground. A smoke could be a 4...
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    Correct. Not all states have a direct...

    Correct.

    Not all states have a direct prohibition against PE's practicing outside an area they have no proficiency. It's much more vague like- follow professional standards blah blah blah.... But...
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    We are a sub, the primary contractor showed us...

    We are a sub, the primary contractor showed us the EE's drawings with this note. This note and the omitted items were conveyed. We then got a contract for what is on their shop drawings, those...
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    The job was not accepted assuming a change order,...

    The job was not accepted assuming a change order, I am only responsible for the items on the shop drawing. Anything I have to provide above and beyond is a change order.

    I'm trying not to get...
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    Yes it will, and it's my professional duty to...

    Yes it will, and it's my professional duty to address this. I'm looking for perspective from others that may have have slightly similar situations and how it was handled.
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    ignore the code becuase AHJ is indifferent?

    We are subcontracted to do a new fire alarm install. Building owners EE drafts plans. Primary contractor, does shop drawings (they won't get reviewed by the EE.). We are being paid for install...
  10. So not ever once has it ever got to 100F in...

    So not ever once has it ever got to 100F in southern CA? It only has to happen once for it to be outside the sd355's operating range to not be compliant. Even if the temp isn't something you'll...
  11. inform the AHJ all UL listed spot smokes are...

    inform the AHJ all UL listed spot smokes are rated 32F-100F, and I'm sure even in So. cal at least one day a year it exceeds the environmental operating range and they need to be changed.... ( or...
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    Poll: Actually UL makes it clear they dont know if it...

    Actually UL makes it clear they dont know if it meets the listing once modified. So yes the AHJ gets to make the call, but until approved after modifying, its listing is uncertain- it's not always...
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    Poll: See my edit

    See my edit
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    Poll: Right, so the Listed item in question is no...

    Right, so the Listed item in question is no longer listed when you alter it, as it was not installed per the instructions. The listed device is only listed when installed per the instructed The AHJ...
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    You are installing 'gongs'? Are they just...

    You are installing 'gongs'? Are they just mechanical bells?

    FPL cable is 75c rated. As gadfly said there is a cable NYC require, among others, rated 150c or 200c. Unless it's required you don't...
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    Poll: ...... And that violates the UL listing, I know...

    ...... And that violates the UL listing, I know it's a minor technicality but ypu cannot make field KO's in panels unless the manual allows it (factory only) I watched an old boss swap a cabinet...
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    Poll: Charlie is right. To do it right nipple off...

    Charlie is right.

    To do it right nipple off adjacent to the panel from the outlet in a box and feed the panel line voltage from it, provided you follow the communicators instructions. The LV...
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    Generally owners/GC's dont want to pay for a...

    Generally owners/GC's dont want to pay for a guard, but want the site lit. The middle ground is verified or virtual guard tours,but is almost always more expensive when its a short term deployment. ...
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    Yes. They knew who you (and I) sub for when the...

    Yes. They knew who you (and I) sub for when the customer name or unit serial was referenced. Thankfully Verint is no longer being used for replacements there.
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    The logo is in the bios boot up I Believe. It...

    The logo is in the bios boot up I Believe. It sounds like a bad drive or the unit has fried. Their t ch support won't help you unless you are a dealer. Assuming the local monitor was displaying...
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    The smaller cable in your pic is manufacturer...

    The smaller cable in your pic is manufacturer specific. You will have to find an equivilant or solder the one that fell off back on it on. Analog cameras are soooooooooo cheap right now, if you...
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    Is there AL service conductors without any nolox...

    Is there AL service conductors without any nolox on it? AL will corrode/oxide in the presence of hydrogen sulfide just as easily as CU. Check this out for a comparison-
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    The NH state fire code (Saf-C 6000) is amended to...

    The NH state fire code (Saf-C 6000) is amended to require CO detectors in all multi-unit dwellings (including hotels) to comply with 720 and, the AHJ will (likely) require system CO's. Smokes in the...
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    a- it depends b- NFPA 720 for placement and 72...

    a- it depends

    b- NFPA 720 for placement and 72 does mention them a bit


    What is the specific application? A commercial kitchen perhaps?
  25. We are under the 2011 NEC. We have seal off...

    We are under the 2011 NEC. We have seal off fittings, what I am trying to understand is specially 501.15 that refers to the seal off not being XP, but the sealant being identified for its purpose of...
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