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  • Anyone use heat detectors instead of smoke detectors?

    Any indoor haunt knows that smoke detectors set off the alarm when fog is in use, Has anyone used heat detectors instead of smoke detectors? Anyone have a source for them?

    Not using fog really kills the mood of your show.

    Thanks

    Jake

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    We use heat detectors. Ours are ROR and preset. FIRST thing is to clear their use thru your AHJ or Fire before investing. Sometime they don't like change
    Not too difficult to locate, Google is your friend. Just make sure they will run off of your current FCAP. Only issues we used to have was in a black tent, in August daytime, the temp at the top of the tents was enough to set off the sensors. Back then I think we used 135* detectors. Have since gone to 190* units and all is well.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Karl Fields View Post
      We use heat detectors. Ours are ROR and preset. FIRST thing is to clear their use thru your AHJ or Fire before investing. Sometime they don't like change
      Not too difficult to locate, Google is your friend. Just make sure they will run off of your current FCAP. Only issues we used to have was in a black tent, in August daytime, the temp at the top of the tents was enough to set off the sensors. Back then I think we used 135* detectors. Have since gone to 190* units and all is well.
      Thanks Karl,

      What does FCAP stand for, imnassuming you're to the sprinkler hook up? Also, so if they were set up it would set off alarm only or sprinkler system right away?

      Jake

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Karl Fields View Post
        We use heat detectors. Ours are ROR and preset. FIRST thing is to clear their use thru your AHJ or Fire before investing. Sometime they don't like change
        Not too difficult to locate, Google is your friend. Just make sure they will run off of your current FCAP. Only issues we used to have was in a black tent, in August daytime, the temp at the top of the tents was enough to set off the sensors. Back then I think we used 135* detectors. Have since gone to 190* units and all is well.
        Karl, might I ask, what are that fire regulations for having haunts in tents?? More or less stringent than buildings? Square footage restrictions? Exits every so many feet?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Deathwing View Post
          Thanks Karl,

          What does FCAP stand for, imnassuming you're to the sprinkler hook up? Also, so if they were set up it would set off alarm only or sprinkler system right away?

          Jake
          Typo, sorry: FACP Fire Alarm Control Panel
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          • #6
            Originally posted by freak 'n' stein View Post
            Karl, might I ask, what are that fire regulations for having haunts in tents?? More or less stringent than buildings? Square footage restrictions? Exits every so many feet?
            Can't compare tents to buildings-26 years in tents!
            No sq footage restrictions.
            Requirements seem to change with the FM du jour.
            Loosely based, exits within 50 feet of person, which means every 100 feet.
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            • #7
              Yes I am and its totally acceptable and works the same but is better for haunts that use fog. Larry
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