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8 vdc with no wiring on terminals? Good backup...

8 vdc with no wiring on terminals?
Good backup battery?
Wiring to smoke good?
EOL resistor on smoke while metering voltage?
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Posted By tpring

I believe that panel is a Honeywell/Ademco clone....

I believe that panel is a Honeywell/Ademco clone. If so, you should be able to power down completely [no battery] then power up and depress # and * at the same time to get into programming. Then do...
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Posted By tpring

I believe that panel is a Honeywell/Ademco...

I believe that panel is a Honeywell/Ademco Vista20 clone. If so, you should be able to power down completely [no battery] then power up and depress # and * at the same time to get into programming. ...
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Posted By tpring

Is the door warped? You might try replacing the...

Is the door warped? You might try replacing the magnet with a rare earth magnet. I think that the magnets do get weaker over time [esp. on a metal door].

Reed switch sensors tend to fail in the...
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Posted By tpring

I don't understand what you're asking, but if you...

I don't understand what you're asking, but if you don't have any bi-directional devices it doesn't matter what it is. If you do have BD devices, just reset them.
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Posted By tpring

Years ago some of the rf keypads had tamper...

Years ago some of the rf keypads had tamper switches on them that would create the check 100 error. It's been a while since working much with the system so not sure if the 5881 has a tamper switch on...
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Posted By tpring

You should have no voltage on positive bell...

You should have no voltage on positive bell terminal when not in alarm. Could be a bad board, but make sure not in alarm You can drop all power to board for as long as you can, tap on the relay...
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Posted By tpring

Since the problems began while working on the...

Since the problems began while working on the auxiliary power board, I would remove that from the circuit. What does it do? Provide power t the sirens? Extra power to run the three alpha keypads?...
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Posted By tpring

keypad not responding after five keystrokes is...

keypad not responding after five keystrokes is also a symptom of more than one keypad using the same address.

Lightly press around the LCD screen and letters/numbers may appear as they should if...
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Posted By tpring

Here you go: Default Screen (Custom Message...

Here you go:

Default Screen (Custom Message Display)
Normally, when the system is in the disarmed state, the following display is present on the keypad.
Part or all of the above message can be...
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Posted By tpring

Are you running the 5828 on batteries or...

Are you running the 5828 on batteries or transformer?



All that is required is to set house id [in v20 and 5828] and panel type.
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Posted By tpring

I think you answered your own question. ...

I think you answered your own question.

Smokes do not report EOL and that is what the panel thinks it is.

I would suggest programming an output to fire the horn.
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Posted By tpring

"So, is the system that I provided above has...

"So, is the system that I provided above has analog cameras? Do you tell by the cable which is BNC?"


BNC-based camera systems can be either analog or digital. A 'digital coax' system can be...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-25-17, 09:18 PM
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Posted By tpring

Expansion Tank question

Why is an expansion tank recommended/required if your water heater has already has a relief valve in case of pressure build-up?


Recently had a water heater installed in a 60's-era house and was...
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Posted By tpring

I would start by removing everything [all wiring]...

I would start by removing everything [all wiring] except a keypad [on a short piece of wiring] to see if it still happens. Then add back wiring one device at a time to see if it returns.
Forum: Water Heaters
08-08-17, 12:23 AM
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Posted By tpring

Thanks Furd, Typically I've had to go to the...

Thanks Furd,

Typically I've had to go to the city [Renton] -- Going to stick with the 50 gal.

P.S. The permit/inspection for my hot tub was a bit stressful.
Forum: Water Heaters
08-06-17, 06:30 PM
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Posted By tpring

Sizing new water heater

Looking at replacing 15+ yr old GE gas water heater that will not light any more. Have already pulled out the igniter assembly to make sure it is clean and still, it only sparks, no flame. Temp has...
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Posted By tpring

Only one way to find out. Not sure those...

Only one way to find out.

Not sure those panels can be locked out of installer code access.
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Posted By tpring

Sounds like ShortyLong has 'the key to opening...

Sounds like ShortyLong has 'the key to opening the lock'.

I'll bet using the first four digits of his suggestion will allow you access to user codes and programming.
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Posted By tpring

As a technician, I have to say that I would be...

As a technician, I have to say that I would be embarrassed to say that was my work.

1 - the Altronix power supply is not even mounted on the spongy double-sided tape -- it is just sort of floating...
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Posted By tpring

Make sure you have enough power -- Three...

Make sure you have enough power -- Three touchscreen keypads requires nearly one amp and a 20P only supplies 600mA.
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Posted By tpring

That is a wide open question and very subjective....

That is a wide open question and very subjective.

Try a search on her favorite search engine -- The first thing to decide if a system is even needed.
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Posted By tpring

Yes, many times, [I disable zone 1 reporting]...

Yes, many times, [I disable zone 1 reporting] hasn't failed me yet.

Not sure what happens internally on the board. Picked it up from another poster [SameBigChief] a few years ago.

Not "the...
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Posted By tpring

You can put a 4-wire smoke on zone 1 and get it...

You can put a 4-wire smoke on zone 1 and get it to reset, though not the traditional way.

You wire the red and black to zone 1 terminals [paying attention to polarity] with a 2k resistor and the...
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Posted By tpring

Yes, but I recommend using another power source.

Yes, but I recommend using another power source.
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