Pull Station Listing Question

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Does anyone know if pull stations are required to be listed (U.L. or
otherwise) to specific fire alarm control panel models or
manufacturers in the way a smoke detector or a horn strobe unit would
be?  Case in point - when replacing an outdated control panel, is
there any reason or requirement to replace the pull stations or does
that not matter since all they are is essentially a dry pair of
contacts?  If it is required would you also be able to point out who
it is required by (i.e. NFPA, manufacturer etc.).

Thanks


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dry pair of contacts?

Not all pull stations are just dry contacts. Depends on the manufacturer.
Depends on the AHJ as to the style that is approved and how much legacy gear
that is accepted; like single action type versus double action etc. In most
cases legacy pulls will at least be mounted at the wrong height, and most
likely in the wrong location. Do you clip coupons and count sheets of toilet
paper too? Are you too tight to just accept installing new gear?

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craigslistanonymoususer@yahoo.com wrote:
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sounds like a job for bAssman.

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Rick wrote:
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Unless the pull stations are designed to be used with a specific panel or
manufacturer i.e. the addressible models, there is no requirement, to my
knowledge, that ordinary pull stations with plain old NO switches be listed
for a specific panel. The AHJ may have certain requirements as to whether
you need to upgrade the existing units, I don't know about NFPA.
js



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manufacturers in the way a smoke detector or a horn strobe unit would
be?  Case in point - when replacing an outdated control panel, is
there any reason or requirement to replace the pull stations or does
that not matter since all they are is essentially a dry pair of
contacts?  If it is required would you also be able to point out who
it is required by (i.e. NFPA, manufacturer etc.).

No.  They do need to be listed for use in a fire alarm system but
they don't have to be listed for any specific control panel.  It's
the same as with 4-wire smoke detectors.

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Regards,
Robert L Bass

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Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota Florida 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
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craigslistanonymoususer@yahoo.com wrote:
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To add to the comments already made to this thread, the only stumbling
block we encounter on panel upgrades is to ensure all the pull stations
are of the same type (i.e.  single action or double action).  Personally
I like the Edwards 270SPO.  They're rugged units and will probably
outlast the building they're installed in (although a bit on the pricey
side).

In Canada, on systems with addressable pull stations they have to be of
the same manufacture as the common control.  In other words, you can't
put a Mircom addressable pull on a Notifier panel (even though both
units are made by System Sensor).  The ULC labels have to match for
compatibility.

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And you can't buy Notifier unless you're a Notifier dealer.

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Same with Mircom panels (I think) though their telephone intercoms
are sold through distribution.  We've sold a fair number of Mircom
telephone access units.  Our distributors don't carry the fire panels
though.

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Regards,
Robert L Bass

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Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota Florida 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
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