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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Nick Markowitz, Sep 1, 2006.

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  1. Had one of my customers buy a building other day and it has a old firelite
    sensican panel in it which i was getting ready to take out becuse the board
    had completely burned up. Started taking the system apart starting with 120
    vac and when i started tracing the 120 wires found 2 ft of flex and then
    just open single conductor wires tied to cieling support for about 2 feet
    then tied to a piece of romex which was plugged into an outlet in the
    buildings garage. the ground instead of being run with electrical ground was
    run to a local water pipoe and this created a diverted ground path and
    showed why the panel burned up and part of the wall was scorcehed and
    breaker took so long to trip.
    Absolutley unbieliable some f--g moron installer/owner to f---g cheap to run
    down 2 blocks to hardware store for the correct wire.
    Thank god this idiot is no longer installing alarms. I let company who
    bought his accounts know what i found so they can check his other work if
    the feel so initaited to do so but they have just as bed a reputaion with
    there work.

    Nick Markowitz Jr.

    Markowitz Electric Protection
    Private Industry Fire Investigator.

    Contributing Editor Pa. Firemans Magazine

    Contract Broadcast Engineer WAVL 910 AM Apollo Pa.

    is when you keep doing things the same way and expect different results :

    Irish Diplomacy

    The ability to tell a man to go to hell and he tells you how much he is
    looking forward to taking the trip

    FIRETEK Guest

    There sure are a lot of "ugly" systems out there. We could put together a
    website. We could call it "Goofysplace Too".
  3. Doug L

    Doug L Guest

    I've seen several systems that fall short of what is required, it doesn't
    necessarily mean they were installed that way, nor that the original
    installer was responsible for the current state of the system.

  4. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Doug L. said:
    It's also worth remembering that older systems do not have to meet current
    codes. They only need to meet the code that was in effect when they were
    installed. So, a seemingly glaring mistake like not using a smoke detector
    to protect the FACP is not necessarily a mistake, if the system is old

    - badenov
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