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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...
  8. 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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    Bob don't you mean the $ license? ;) You...

    Bob don't you mean the $ license? ;)

    You cannot really do audio in MA without two party consent. Having audio admissible is even more of a challenge. I you are doing surveillance work you would...
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    Im not, as YMMV is relavant. It's going to...

    Im not, as YMMV is relavant. It's going to better than the 12-13mpg my e250/350's get.
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    Ram/Fiat Promaster Cargo Van?

    Anyone buy/use one of these yet?

    I took a look at their 2500 with 159" wheelbase and 76" Height in back. It's front wheel drive.

    supposedly gets 20mpg average loaded, hauls over 1 ton cargo....
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    Liability concerns me, I would install a burglar...

    Liability concerns me, I would install a burglar alarm that is monitored and has outputs. If they really don't need monitoring, still just use a burglar panel and UL listed switches (hold up...
  16. What model codes are adopted in the jurisdiction...

    What model codes are adopted in the jurisdiction this occupancy resides in?

    The IFC may not be the only governing document, and as previously stated check with the AHJ/Fire Marshall.

    You are...
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    They make canned CO and methane gas for span...

    They make canned CO and methane gas for span calibration of many sensors, although I'm not familiar with a 'natural gas' sensor that is a one shot and must be replaced. Typically the measurement of...
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    keeps the non-intoxicated and literate thieves at...

    keeps the non-intoxicated and literate thieves at bay. As it turns out, not much will stop the dumb ones... Well except the dobermans and supersonic lead, that is.

    Physical barriers that slow...
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    Gookin- The OP proposed a security system to...

    Gookin- The OP proposed a security system to monitor.

    OLC- if you are proposing a complete system to the owner I'd suggest following UL1635 and/or UL1610. It needs to be supervised end to end. ...
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    Before we get to the physical install, what is...

    Before we get to the physical install, what is the proposed disposition of the alarms? Many emergency services dont want random medical alert alarms with no way to call back the occupant to ensure...
  21. That front panel may just be a dumb interface to...

    That front panel may just be a dumb interface to a totally separate intellegent controller behind it.
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    Which style heat did you have this issue with?

    Which style heat did you have this issue with?
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    Little known/paid attention to fact- ...

    Little known/paid attention to fact-

    conventional, spot, fixed temp only non-restorable heats must be replaced after 15 years, or 2% sample lab tested.... as they cannot be tested. If its a...
  24. Class 2,3 circuits are limited to 100VA Class 1...

    Class 2,3 circuits are limited to 100VA Class 1 is not. Class 2 is 50 Volts or less class 3
    I believe is 150V or less, to account for 70 volt audio, etc.
    Unless you have an unusual system, those...
  25. If its not fixed, and only occurs when the...

    If its not fixed, and only occurs when the equipment is running, ensure the EOLR is the right one (4700 ohm) and is secured with stakons. If it continues open all j boxes and check all splices and...
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