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Burned apartment.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lowly monk, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Another reason not to disable your smoke alarm.
     
  2. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Yep, that's why I was standing outside with everyone else in the building at 5 am. next time stick to microwave meals.
     
  3. tashworth1

    tashworth1 oregon McMinnville area Active Member

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    WHAT?
     
  4. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, heck of a wake-up call. Don't put something on the stove and then fall asleep guys. Lucky no injuries.
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I fell asleep with a pizza in the oven once. Put out a lot of nasty smoke but didn't burn anything down. The charred remains were easy to toss too.
     
  6. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Let me state...I didn't start the fire. It was at the other end of the building.:) I am buying more batteries tomorrow for the smoke detector though. Better safe.
     
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  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    My smoke alarms are daisy chained together over hard wire plus they have batteries (9v).

    The problem is if one of them gets testy, they all start beeping and carrying on at random times - so frustrating I yanked them all out and went to Costco and bought a new 6-pack set rather than try to play musical chairs with the damn things. Add carbon monoxide sensors also.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I prefer the smoke detectors that have the 10 year, non removable battery. That way my renters can't use them for their remote controls or other devices.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    "Non-removable battery". I LOL'd.
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The only way to go when dealing with tenants, plus a $250.00 fine if caught tampering with the smoke detector.
     
  11. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I think I've used mine as an oven timer fairly often. When it goes off, it's time to go out to dinner.
     
  12. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Talitha koum!
     
  13. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have smoke detectors that are linked to my alarm system. The key pad tells me when to change the batteries in a very annoying way every time you activate or turn off the alarm.
     
  14. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I had issues back in September with my linked system. Then I saw a spider crawl out of the one in the bedroom after replacing batteries over and over that night. Oh LAWRD it was stressful.

    Hasn't malfunctioned since.
     
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  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the carbon monoxide detectors.

    Biggest source of gas deaths in the country.