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I wanted to give folks an update on where I ended...

I wanted to give folks an update on where I ended up with this project.

Turns out, the GRI 2600 water sensor unit I'm using is a sealed unit, and so there's no way to splice in an EOLR at the...
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Hi Ron, Thaks for the info - I totally get...

Hi Ron,

Thaks for the info - I totally get that for a circuit with both NO and NC devices on it. My comment about NC EOLR referred to case of only having a NC device and no others on the loop...
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Ron, if I have an NC device on EOL circuit and...

Ron, if I have an NC device on EOL circuit and use the resistor in series, doesn't that also give me an alarm/fault if the circuit is shorted?
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When programming the hardwire zones, and...

When programming the hardwire zones, and selecting "EOL" as the hardwire type, how does the panel know whether the sensor is acting as a NO or NC sensor? (I plan to use ZT 08).
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Furd, thanks. Question about this part of...

Furd, thanks.

Question about this part of your response:


On a NC circuit, how does the panel know an open circuit is trouble vs alarm? Wouldn't open circuit on NC cause alarm in all cases,...
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Hardwire flood detector & EOLR

I will be adding my first wired zone to my Vista 20P -- a GRI 2600 water sensor.

The GRI 2600 manual notes this is a NC device.

I was planning to add it as a hardwired zone as "EOLR" type in...
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Pete - what model wired (with internal sounder)...

Pete - what model wired (with internal sounder) would work, and how do you get the panel (Vista 20P in my case) to activate sounders in the other wired smokes?
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Interconnected wireless smokes on Vista platform?

Hello,

I have a Vista 20P, and my local residential fire code allows wireless smokes as long as they are *interconnected* (i.e., one gets activated, they all sound).

Are there any wireless...
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Just a quick update - I wired up the 6139B...

Just a quick update - I wired up the 6139B tonight for programming and it works great. Unlike the regular 6139, the 6139B has screw terminals for the wire connection inside the keypad (vs. the wire...
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Ok thanks! I would do programming very...

Ok thanks! I would do programming very infrequently so it's ok if it's not brand new!
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6139B keypad to program Vista 20P?

I'm thinking about buying a used Honeywell 6139B keypad to do programming I my Vista 20P. It seems like it should work. The keypad is addressable according to the manual. Any reason this wouldn't...
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6160CR-2 to program Vista 20P ?

Hello,

Can a 6160CR-2 commercial fire alarm keypad be used to program a Vista 20P panel?

Thanks!
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Help with Primer-Topcoat combo

I have stripped off all the multiple layers of sloppy peeling latex and oil paint from several solid wood single-panel doors from the 1920s.

I used Soy Gel, which was great, and now have a...
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I'm on wireless zones only, nothing hardwired...

I'm on wireless zones only, nothing hardwired except keypad and WAVE. So no zone 5 that I'm aware of.
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Help with unknown keypad display

Hi -

I have a Vista 20P with a fixed display keypad 6150RF.

The keypad is alternating every 10 seconds or so between a Green-Light "Ready" and a display of CS BAT -- or perhaps it's C5 BAT...
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GSM module for Vista 20P

Hello - working on a DIY residential Vista 20P install.

Am evaluating AlarmNet/TotalConnect options for the system (only interested in GSM, not messing around with IP connections), and I know I...
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2 partitions 1 keypad question

With a Vista 20p and 6160 keypad, I've gathered you can run a second partition from the same keypad using the GOTO commands for arming and disarming.

My question though is what happens when the...
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Yes this definitely designed as a deterrent and...

Yes this definitely designed as a deterrent and not to make it 100%.

I had done some research today on this topic and found someone who said they connected one end of an outdoor rated wire...
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Thanks, Ron. Is that unit ready to go with the...

Thanks, Ron. Is that unit ready to go with the 20P, either directly to the panel or via something like the 5816OD? Does it need an EOLR?

Also, what zone type would you recommend for it - 05 or 07?...
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Protecting boat trailer?

Any thoughts on how to protect a boat trailer so alarm sounds if someone tries to take it off property? Trailer is outside, adjacent to house. Motions not practical. Looking for Vista 20P compatible...
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6160RF discontinued?

Hi everyone - I'm working on putting together a Vista 20P system for my dad's home.

Our design is already coming close to 16 wireless zones - so we'd have to compromise a bit to keep it at 16....
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so if we're in the house and not actively using...

so if we're in the house and not actively using the system, should i just disconnect the battery terminals and then reconnect when we are going to use it?

any special procedures to disconnect...
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Vista 20P - how long on battery?

We lost our power and our Vista 20P is running on battery. How long should I let it run on battery? Should I disconnect the battery at some point (or periodically) to save the battery life?

When...
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So no need to power down the panel when doing it...

So no need to power down the panel when doing it that way?
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How about the physical connection - do you just...

How about the physical connection - do you just gator clip the 6160 onto the panel? Are there any special powering down/up sequences required? Thanks!
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