Farmingdale village Type B

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Jim » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:49 pm

That is a first for this Forum and neat to see.
I looked over the Bills website but did not see any form of catalog for Diaphones,
I am surprised they have not participated in this and other Diaphone groups.
How did you discover that they had the parts you needed?

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by gareee » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 pm

I am wondering if this is the company that did alter alot of Long Island's diaphones by honing out the cylinder. By doing that, there is more clearance between the piston and the cylinder causing those horns to sound like low-note boat horns. I was pissed when our 2 horns at Glenwood Station 2 were sent out to be refurbished and came back not even sounding like the traditional diaphone honks. All I was told was that All Service Alarm Co. from Oceanside, NY had them sent out for refurbishing.

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Truckie6119 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:12 am

New paint!
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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by gareee » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:23 am

Looks good...Is that the same compressor that supplies the tanks for that horn on the roof?

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Truckie6119 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:03 am

This compressor is at DPW. Here’s a pick of ours in the basement of village hall! New one installed 2 years ago
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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Truckie6119 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:16 am

Cool piece of history about our Diaphone, and yes Melville had a dual pair of horns back In The day
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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Jim » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:44 pm

A poll:
To read the posted page, did you:
Read it sideways?
Save it and manipulate it to upright?
Turn your monitor on its side?

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Truckie6119 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:13 pm

She’s back in service
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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by gareee » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:57 am

Looking good..How does it sound?

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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Truckie6119 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:18 pm

Just redid my personal horn with an aluminum piston
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Re: Farmingdale village Type B

Post by Gamewellsystem4ever » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:06 pm

Soooo glad to see that the Department has such enthusiasm for their diaphone. Audible alarms are so special and still play a cruital role of the volunteer fire department. What im so glad was mentioned here is that the Gamewell Diaphone IS LIKE A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. Different sounds can be created with PSI pressure alone. It was never meant to just make noise it is WARNING WITH DISTINCTION!

Thanks to all for knowledge, photos, and support!

Andrew

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