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Title: Operating and demonstrating your Fire Alarm Box Article...
Post by: yfdgricker on April 22, 2003, 08:07:22 PM
There is now a page up on youngstownfire.com which explains how to hook up your fire call box so that you can demonstrate your setup. Please take a look at

OPERATING & DEMONSTRATING YOUR FIRE ALARM BOX
By Dave Windle

Available @ http://www.youngstownfire.com/callbox/wiring.html
New address is now http://www.yngfire.com/callbox/wiring.html

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Title: Operating and demonstrating your Fire Alarm Box Article...
Post by: Erie_Gamewell on April 30, 2003, 06:12:46 AM
Youngstownfire.com a plethra of info does it again.  These instructions are awesome, and they are free.  Somebody on Ebay is selling instructions to hook up alarms to power.  Thanks Youngstownfire.com.
Title: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: cnc fire on October 25, 2003, 12:58:51 AM
I just saw the fire alarm box article by Dave Windle on ebay.  It was about connecting your alarm box to an alarm gong.  Does anyone know where Dave is located.  When we were in contact with him, he lived in Colorado, but we lost contact with him.  We're in California and Dave used to make an annual run through our state selling alarm boxes.  He is one of the most knowledgeable people concerning alarm systems.  If anyone has any info on his location, please contact us at cncfire@aol.com.   Thanks
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Bs918 on January 02, 2004, 05:15:19 AM
there were no replys to this message, I was hoping some info would service on this suject, I have heard quite a bit about Dave
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: yfdgricker on January 02, 2004, 06:45:21 AM
Heck, if anyone knows how to reach Dave, please invite him come be a part of the message boards here :)
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Guest on January 05, 2004, 06:54:45 AM
Is that article by Dave copyrighted? I don't think the guy is totally wrong to sell somethinghe he has if it's not protected.  It is in the public domain being free to read on the internet which I think makes it fair game at least legaly.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Bs918 on January 05, 2004, 07:56:41 AM
Ebay has become the wild wild west and most people on there have no clue about the things they say. If someone is dumb enough to pay for somwething they can get for free, then so be it.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Alax on January 06, 2004, 07:01:44 PM
Looks like the bidders on that article have retracted their bids.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: PFD1 on January 06, 2004, 07:46:30 PM
I think it it interesting how fast this article has traveled around. I received the instructions from Dave about 12 years ago, typed with hand drawn diagrams. I had so many people asking me how to hook up their alarm boxes, that I retyped them and added "cleaner" diagrams. I gave them out (free) to people that wanted them. I was suprised and disappointed to see my updated version of them show up on ebay. I immediately contacted Greg to see if he would post them on this site so that people could get them for free. Dave was kind enough to pass on his knowledge of fire alarm boxes to me, so I wanted to do the same for others.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: daysleeper47 on January 06, 2004, 08:01:00 PM
I don't think the intention of the article being on eBay was to make money from it. The link for it in the eBay ad points to the article as it appears on this site. The bidders on it were just plain dumb.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Bs918 on January 07, 2004, 05:42:23 PM
Well I'm one og the guys that post it on occasion. When Ebay has free listings I put a few of them on. Opening bid is a penny and I have the word FREE written all over the place. When you open up the ad it takes yoy to the link. I have never had ONE BID on the item, but have received many emails thanking me for showing them the link
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: Bs918 on January 07, 2004, 05:44:23 PM
As a follow up there are a few guys that try to sell that exact link, I have written them and try to post the FREE LINK when I see it. One guy has the balls to put in his ad that no one is allowed to copy it, He has no copyright what so ever, just a lot of hot air.
Title: Re: Ebay Fire Alarm Box Article by Dave Windle
Post by: PFD1 on January 07, 2004, 06:49:33 PM
I was glad to see your post on ebay sending everyone to the youngstown link--How perfect. Thanks
Title: Re: Operating and demonstrating your Fire Alarm Box Article...
Post by: feta92 on April 01, 2005, 01:21:18 PM
I have a 6v autocall gong that I would like to hook to my box.  Should I get a 6v dry cell then hook a resistor?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: Demonstrating your Fire Alarm Box
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on March 12, 2009, 09:43:52 AM
A little video to show the "mechanics" of the street box interior...for those who have never seen one in operation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QaPIgBmD0&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QaPIgBmD0&feature=channel_page)

Here is another of the "register" in operation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCtTBUUcMMk&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCtTBUUcMMk&NR=1)
Title: Re: Operating and demonstrating your Fire Alarm Box Article...
Post by: yfdgricker on October 08, 2012, 09:22:29 PM
The Wiring diagrams for the Gamewell Fire Alarm Boxes can now be found at http://www.yngfire.com/callbox/wiring.html

Thanks!