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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lowly monk, Apr 21, 2013.
Another reason not to disable your smoke alarm.
Yep, that's why I was standing outside with everyone else in the building at 5 am. next time stick to microwave meals.
Yeah, heck of a wake-up call. Don't put something on the stove and then fall asleep guys. Lucky no injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Non-removable battery". I LOL'd.
The only way to go when dealing with tenants, plus a $250.00 fine if caught tampering with the smoke detector.
I think I've used mine as an oven timer fairly often. When it goes off, it's time to go out to dinner.
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.
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.
+1 on the carbon monoxide detectors.
Biggest source of gas deaths in the country.