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    :lol::lol::lol: So if it's addessable almost...

    :lol::lol::lol:

    So if it's addessable almost all of those panels have a class A SLC return built into the panel, just hook it up that way. You would never get crap for doing that, just don't tell...
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    Yea if it comes with the plug you can use it. I...

    Yea if it comes with the plug you can use it. I recommend hard wiring with ones that are on the fringe of the 6-50p range. Generall the kiln manufacturers will allow that if you ask.

    I am...
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    The plug was never the issue it was the...

    The plug was never the issue it was the receptacle. Skutt IIRC. Each time they were old and got unplugged/plugged in rarely. Also they were mounted just above the lid 12-18" away, so that didn't...
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    A bunch- also known as Cone 10. In electric...

    A bunch- also known as Cone 10. In electric kilns for porcelain glaze oxidation.
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    I believe you are right, hardwire it.

    I believe you are right, hardwire it.
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    The manufacturers generally consider it a...

    The manufacturers generally consider it a continuous load. It may not be on for 3 hours without ever shutting off, but they cycle off and on constantly, even if only a few seconds in between cycles ...
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    No we do no get to determine responibilites of...

    No we do no get to determine responibilites of the the designer, actually neither does the client to a large extent.

    They arebound by law and the trade groups and societies the are certiifed by...
  8. Thread: Fire alarm

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    Excellent point. So that would probably mean the...

    Excellent point. So that would probably mean the DACT would be required to be in the same area of protection that it's reporting for? There is probably something in UL864 about that. (Wondering if...
  9. Thread: Fire alarm

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    It appears they are attempting to make one system...

    It appears they are attempting to make one system (which I think it's a bad idea), the AHJ could allow it (which I think is a bad idea).

    Is it a compliance/listing reason not to allow the...
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    We need to discuss this in large generic terms. ...

    We need to discuss this in large generic terms. I would like to extropolate what was said above

    PE's that ignore shoddy, even dangerous work product of their peers are complicit in this...
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    It's a horrible idea, IMO. It rarely flies...

    It's a horrible idea, IMO. It rarely flies around here as iWire said, but it can work. No AHJ I deal with would allow both panels to require reset when only one is detecting.

    It is a...
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    Brands have nothing to do with it- Unless its...

    Brands have nothing to do with it- Unless its existing then its the only thing that matters


    I guarantee there will be many change orders when there is lack of details/generic wording. My...
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    OK- so you know enough to know you dont know how...

    OK- so you know enough to know you dont know how to design the FA. Yet you do, kind of sort of anyway?

    I certainly can layout and even design a complete FA for bidding purposes. But my specs...
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    1st paragraph- Life safety is NOT design build...

    1st paragraph- Life safety is NOT design build 90% of the time in the northeast. It's not that I don't like it, it's not a matter of preference. I cannot bid on your drawings for FA when we have to...
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    I did not share enough info- No one is expecting...

    I did not share enough info- No one is expecting you to walk about with tools in your pocket. But if you spec equipment, contractor reports it doesnt fit or work do you tell them to 'make it work'...
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    No not all. I completely agree with your...

    No not all. I completely agree with your examples. The issue is clarity and the minimization of RFI's up front. The make it work reference is to being told that after asking for their intent was,...
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    Where does this concept apply? Your attitude is...

    Where does this concept apply? Your attitude is what leads to my frustration. Its all of our problems, like it or not we are all working towards the same goal. Why is it ok that designer doesn't...
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    Agreed. It is when the information is available...

    Agreed. It is when the information is available but is not applied and lends itself to RFI hell.


    Many projects I do the GC is hired after, or outside of the designer. Plans are drawn and they...
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    I hope it didnt sound like I know it all and tell...

    I hope it didnt sound like I know it all and tell them that. I am mindful that there are other factors in play that cannot be derived from drawings. It's the persistant lack of detail to their work...
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    I appreciate what you are getting at. This post...

    I appreciate what you are getting at. This post is specifically aimed at those who draft plans, the GC's are a different story.


    In my case they do not draft the plans, they are a management...
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    designers failing at their job and its ok?

    How can design professionals do such sloppy work that must be caught, corrected or redesigned by contractors? I speak specifically in regards to life safety systems.

    No one is perfect and I am...
  22. Asco 108D90c relay control panel for Gas Solenoid

    Has any one wired one of these in..... with carbon monoxide detectors...an output to an FA?

    Typically in a kitchen we use the line voltage CO alarms to shut the valve, easy. An RFI is no my...
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    Burg system with wireless and/or hardwired silent...

    Burg system with wireless and/or hardwired silent panic (monitored)

    If she's firearm adverse, Mace.

    You could cut in a door strike so she has to buzz in visitors. While you're at it card...
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    PM me or Gadfly56 for more info.

    PM me or Gadfly56 for more info.
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    In princible I agree, but if this is a high end...

    In princible I agree, but if this is a high end neighbor dispute and lawyers get involved he may get sued. When this type of scenario comes up I just spell out in the contract exactly what we are...
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