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I'm like rstripe, never seen one like that. ...

I'm like rstripe, never seen one like that. Close, but not exactly like it. I'd bet that design didn't last too long.
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Look for a metal can in closets, basement. May...

Look for a metal can in closets, basement. May not have ADT on it. Battery.
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I saw installers turn red in the face while...

I saw installers turn red in the face while tightening terminal screws. Also saw one using a battery powered drill. Really ticked me off, but it sure kept me busy, They just need to be tight...
12-01-20, 02:02 PM
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Looks to me like a Double-pole/Double-throw...

Looks to me like a Double-pole/Double-throw switch. I suspect Top Left is Common for the top 2 terminals on the right and Bottom Left is Common for the bottom 2 terminals on the right.
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What is on the other side of the wall where you...

What is on the other side of the wall where you plan to put the book shelves? Possibly you could remove the existing box and mount one accessible from the other room.
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If there were smoke detectors on the alarm...

If there were smoke detectors on the alarm system. make sure you have working smoke alarms less than 10 years old.
Smoke alarms are inexpensive and I wouldn't bet my life on an old one. Just me.
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If this is a Z1100e, there is an internal fuse...

If this is a Z1100e, there is an internal fuse that will make the power light blink if it opens. Don't remember if this is true on the original Z1100 or the Z1100 System II.
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Alarm communicators and VOIP telephony have never...

Alarm communicators and VOIP telephony have never played well together. .

Personally, I suggest you investigate a cellular interface.
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Only Napco panel I did a firmware3 upgrade on was...

Only Napco panel I did a firmware3 upgrade on was a 3000 and that was a chip change. That was also 15 years ago.
Sounds like you are upgrading the firmware using the Napco upload/download software....
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From the Instruction sheet:CAUTION: The model...

From the Instruction sheet:CAUTION: The model SM120X should not be used to connect groups of alarms to a firealarm panel or to interconnect groups of fire alarms together,The underlining is mine.
11-04-20, 08:14 PM
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1. Take a piece of heavy spring steel and attach...

1. Take a piece of heavy spring steel and attach it to the angle (opposite side from the "red bar" in your picture) in two places. You can countersink two flat head screws into the angle.
2. At...
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Instead of the door opening into a room, you want...

Instead of the door opening into a room, you want it to open outward? If that's the case, you want the reverse the bevel of the latch, not change the hand. Probably 40 years since I last touched...
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I installed several before I retired. Always...

I installed several before I retired. Always used manufacturers recommended antenna and waveguide; essential if you need tech support. If you install it outside, don't forget to form a rain drip...
10-30-20, 03:31 PM
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Just so you know --

Your jack is not "self stripping"; it uses an Insulation Displacement Connection (basically shoving a wire between two closely spaced bars that push through the insulation on opposing sides, holding...
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At least for testing, change Location 058 (Zone 8...

At least for testing, change Location 058 (Zone 8 Configuration) to 002. That removes the slow the slow response.
10-16-20, 03:32 PM
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I'm with 2john02458. A rat tail file will let you...

I'm with 2john02458. A rat tail file will let you make a oblong hole; i.e. "moving" the hole in the direction needed.
Enlarging a hole with a bigger drill bit.can present problems with the drill...
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Were any LED lights added or replaced just prior...

Were any LED lights added or replaced just prior to the fan problems? Their power supplies can be be electrically noisy and cause RF interference.
09-21-20, 10:31 AM
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If the fireplace isn't burning wood, and If you...

If the fireplace isn't burning wood, and
If you have access beneath the stairs,
you should be able to drill through the back of the "fire box" into the space under the stairs. Then shove a fish...
09-20-20, 01:46 PM
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I wouldn't recommend it. I know of no cable/wire...

I wouldn't recommend it. I know of no cable/wire approved to be embedded in mortar (concrete). It will work for some period of time, then it probably won't and you'll have to do it again. Also,...
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I was simply responding to the not recommended...

I was simply responding to the not recommended statement.

My experience was slow response from 4204 relay modules in partitioned, multi-building systems. Going by memory, these systems were all...
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4219 restriction

The 4219 connects to the keypad buss which, under certain conditions, can be sloooooow. That's probably the reason it isn't recommended for use with Life Safety Devices.
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If you find battery life is less than expected,...

If you find battery life is less than expected, program for Single EOL [01]. Right now there is no current limiting on the loop, but the 47K resistor limits current flow. May extend battery life.
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This is out of left-field, but will the reset...

This is out of left-field, but will the reset function operate if a fire zone is not in alarm? You might want to check.
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On the existing switch:Black from the blue wire...

On the existing switch:Black from the blue wire nut is the Hot (from breaker}
Other black is the Load (to light fixtureNeutral will connect to other whites in the wire nut.
Ground should be self...
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Do a search on extension cord with switch . ...

Do a search on extension cord with switch . Just make sure it is outdoor rated.
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