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    Diesel Fire Pumps

    Hello! I have a diesel fire pump and jockey pump. The Article 695 by NEC is only for ELECTRIC Motor Fire Pumps? For diesel drive, the control panel must be connected like 695 article indicate? Or i can to connect the fire control panel with another load?
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    UK Fire alarm question

    Hi all, i'm just after a definitive answer regarding a fire alarm system in a communal area/stairwell. There are call points, smoke heads & sounders on each floor (3 floors), with 5 owned flats each with a heat/sounder installed in the their hallways linked to the same system. Would this be...
  3. E

    Holiday let Fire Alarm

    Now there's a requirement for a Fire detection in all bedrooms as well as hallways Lounge and Kitchens can the detectors be wired from the existing lighting circuit or must it be a dedicated circuit, I know what's best practice but the logistics make it very expensive and impractical
  4. T

    Strange 3 cables in old Fire Smoke Alarm

    I'm about to order this wired smoke alarm system as it can network but I just went to see how my existing fire alarms are hooked up and there appear to be three wires? What/how would I connect the new one when it arrives? This old one isn't linked tot eh other one on the landing as I know for...
  5. davesparks

    Cable for fire door magnets

    I'm installing mag-locks and fire door hold-open magnets at the moment and I'm wondering if any of the cable should be fire performance cable? As I understand it the actual cable from the PSU to the magnets (24V system) doesn't need to be as if it's damaged by fire then it just cause the doors...
  6. Wes1112

    Fire & EM Lighting testing requirement advice

    Hi, just looking for some advice, Do you need any governing body to be able to do Fire alarm & EM testing? Im awaiting my NIC or Napit but im hoping to secure a little contract doing these (ive done hundreds sub contracting) Thank you!
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    Shut AC supply down to dolar via NO fire alarm IOU

    Hello People Our Enphase solar system needs to have the AC supply shut down via the fire alarm contactors local input output unit that has NO & NC volt free contacts. Is there a kit i can buy or should i just buy a DB with a 4 pole contactor etc? how would you do this Bevause its an enpahse...
  8. Calebp43

    Fire rating of fuseboard

    I recently came across a video on YouTube and the guy fit a fuseboard. Very tidy job but I was confused as he used couplers to have the board not flush with the wall and there was massive holes in the back where the cable comes through. 1) doesn't it need to be ip rated so nobody can get there...
  9. O

    C-TEC fire alarm compatibility

    Hi, I need to extend a fire alarm, the panel is a CTEC CFP 2 zone one and currently it has a couple of apollo alarm sense sounder bases/heads on it. I fitted 2 extra normal (non-sounder) alarm sense bases and alarm sense heads but the panel is showing a fault on that zone, the fault clears if I...
  10. C

    Heat trace caught on fire

    Hello, I am in the process of conducting an investigation on a heat trace that was found on fire. The jacket around the wires could have been damaged from the installation of a regulator that was replaced prior, but I can not 100% confirm the damage since it burned in the process. The...
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    Fire alarm certificate generator?

    Hi, we are currently using Electraform to generate fira alarm certs but this is proving expensive. Does anyone know of any other similiar applications to generate certs?
  12. The apprentice

    Fire rated down lights ?

    Hi there fire rated down lights in a dropped false ceiling with no insulation and 2.5 watt LED lamps in cladding in kitchen with room space above not part of bs7671 but coding opinions if we do for safety ?
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    Auto transfer switch caught on fire - should we be concerned about our house electrical system?

    Here’s what happened, we’re looking for a professional opinion: The auto transfer switch for our Generac stand by generator “exploded” (we heard a bang and the house shook a bit) and subsequently caught on fire earlier this week. It was mounted to an exterior wall. The generator was installed 8...
  14. sythai

    Grade A... fire detection/ domestic property !?

    Hi Guys Recently finished a new build house, 2 levels/ 5 bed. Wired AICO grade D LD2 system throughout. LABC has come to sign off saying needs to be grade A system. Havent got full details, just to chatted to builder (owner of property) on phone. Did only think this was required on a domestic...
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    Fire & Acoustic Socket Box Inserts vs Putty?

    Hi all, Looking at putting in either putty or those premade fibre socket box inserts for fire rating + air leakage reasons. Just wondering if anyone has any experience and if the putty you have to mould in yourself is better than the premade fibre boxes or not.
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    Linking 2 wire & conventional fire panels

    Hi, Has anyone linked a 2 wire fire panel with a conventional, fire twin pro to haes tpca01-4? Use to linking fire panels but have not previously used haes, need both panels to enter fire condition, have a spare zone in the haes if this can be used.
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    Electrician Jobs Fire alarm installer required - London

    Currently looking for fire alarm installers to assist on projects throughout London on a self employed basis. Must be competent working on large scale addressible systems in a commercial setting. Will be required to have all of your own tools and transport. SSSTS, IPAF and ECS required. Please...
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    Bussman NON-35 fuse fire?

    Tenant reported that his fuse box caught fire. I found this stove circuit pullout. This unit was built in the 60s wired in aluminum but I found no corrosion and no indication of foil or other foreign material in the box.. The fuses are Bussman NON-35 Amp. Probably the original fuse from the...
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    Fire compartments in a house

    Hi guys I just want some clarity on fire sealing, I know it’s meant to be done where we may need to penattrate a fire barrier to run a cable. My confusion exsists where we have an upstairs ring circuit with a fused spur down stairs. I know firerated downlighters must be used where a habitable...
  20. Aaronj46

    I Need Work Fire Alarm Weekend/ Night Work? (Nottingham or surrounding)

    Gold card spark who has now switched to an office role and I'm looking to progress my career by gaining knowledge of related systems etc and Fire Alarms are a big part of the work that we have coming in. Looking to get a feel for the work and not be a pen pusher who doesn't appreciate what I'm...


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