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Old 10-19-2018, 05:53 PM   #11971
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My stove hood has its limitations. I try to open a window to create a cross draft to minimize the possibility of smoke but sometimes I forget. The closest SD is at the foot of the stairs. I can step up to the second step and reach the SD to disconnect it. Then I have to remember to reconnect it.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:53 PM   #11972
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I built a house in 2000. Regulations state all alarms must be hardwired - when one goes off they all go off.

This thing went off with burnt toast, the kettle boiling, rain storms - but not after I threw the breaker. Never turned it back on til I sold the house.

I had a battery one installed for safety - it never went off when I burnt the toast, when I boiled the kettle or water bathed jams, nor rain storms at 3 AM.

It did chirp when the battery was low.

Here in this house I can grab a broom and hit the reset button when needed.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:55 PM   #11973
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My smoke detectors are not hard wired. They have reset buttons. I know where the reset button is. I have to use it when the toast gets a little dark.
Iíve long wondered why they donít make a smoke alarm that you can shut off for, say, half an hour, after which it resets itself automatically.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:26 PM   #11974
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LOL! She should have run over it with a car.

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Old 10-19-2018, 06:38 PM   #11975
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I built a house in 2000. Regulations state all alarms must be hardwired - when one goes off they all go off.

This thing went off with burnt toast, the kettle boiling, rain storms - but not after I threw the breaker. Never turned it back on til I sold the house.

I had a battery one installed for safety - it never went off when I burnt the toast, when I boiled the kettle or water bathed jams, nor rain storms at 3 AM.

It did chirp when the battery was low.

Here in this house I can grab a broom and hit the reset button when needed.
That is code here, too. The reset button does not do anything with a malfunctioning SD. One at a time, all of mine have gone out, and the manufacturer went out of business. I have a house full of dangling wires where SDs used to be.

I do have a battery powered smoke and CO detector in my bedroom. That is all I really need.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:54 PM   #11976
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Iíve long wondered why they donít make a smoke alarm that you can shut off for, say, half an hour, after which it resets itself automatically.
When I hit the reset button, it stays off for about 10 minutes and then switches back on by itself. I guess it's more of a "shush" button than "reset".
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:29 AM   #11977
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When I hit the reset button, it stays off for about 10 minutes and then switches back on by itself. I guess it's more of a "shush" button than "reset".
Many have ripped the unit off the ceiling to make a smoke alarm stop beeping (ones without a cancel button). I only hope they reattached it afterwards.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:31 AM   #11978
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Many have ripped the unit off the ceiling to make a smoke alarm stop beeping (ones without a cancel button). I only hope they reattached it afterwards.
Yeah, that's what we used to do before we could get the ones with the "shush" button.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:00 AM   #11979
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Many have ripped the unit off the ceiling to make a smoke alarm stop beeping (ones without a cancel button). I only hope they reattached it afterwards.
That could get them in big trouble with the smoke alarm cops -- a division of the phone cops.



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