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    Smoke Detectors

    Fucking bought a packaged of 10 year FirstAleart smoke detectors back in January. Some of the rooms in my house have 10 to 14 foot ceilings; royal PITA to service batteries. So far this year I have had to replace two of the bitches because of false alarms. Normally this would not be a big deal, but with caring for my aging parents and a fucking nervous bitch Chihuahua; false alarms are a major issue. The fucking Chihuahua goes into full blown panic mode; mother (87y/o) joins the Chihuahua and feeds the panic session.

    I am two shakes of a cats tail from shooting the fucking Chihuahua! (She is a nasty fucking BITCH!)

    I really need some Irate wisdom on a GOOD FUCKING smoke detector!
    Last edited by billdacat; 07-22-2020, 03:12 PM.

    #2
    Are the rents good with a smart phone? We have Nests throughout and we get an alert on our phone and can kill the smoke alarms before they cause a panic

    Def on the more expensive end though ...
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      #3
      First step. Kill the Chihuahua.

      That is all
      Every day is better than the next.

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        #4
        I've had to throw out all but one of the last batch of the first alerts I bought from home depot. False alarms as well. I'll be following this. Nothing like waking up at 2am to an alarm going off.

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          #5
          Same. My house was built in the '70s, original smoke detectors hard wired and all still worked great. Except the wife thought they were ugly.

          I replaced them all with the wireless first alerts with 10 year batteries. They fucking suck. False alarms all the time and they will not shut off unless you take them off the ceiling and turn it off completely. I still have one that's not put back yet because it goes off so often.

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            #6
            the sweet thing about the lithium one is you can't pull the fucking battery to silence it.

            ours freaked out and would not reset. Ended up taking it outside and "disassembling" it with a hammer. went back to the cheap 9v ones.
            Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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              #7
              I can't add anything constructive to this . .. . but it's reassuring to know that I am not the only one that gets triggered by this kinda shit.

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                #8
                Originally posted by 87manche View Post
                the sweet thing about the lithium one is you can't pull the fucking battery to silence it.

                ours freaked out and would not reset. Ended up taking it outside and "disassembling" it with a hammer. went back to the cheap 9v ones.
                Mine has an on/off button on the back. Hammer works too though I'm sure.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Deuce 40s View Post

                  Mine has an on/off button on the back. Hammer works too though I'm sure.
                  it was a KIDDE unit. Twist to turn on, no way to turn it off or do anything more than silence it for like 60 seconds.

                  Originally posted by TheFlyingDildocupine
                  Some of you might need to invest in cooking lessons or at least a better range hood
                  mine failed randomly, nobody was cooking, there wasn't any steam. I called KIDDE while it was happening and they tell you to blow it out with compressed air, which also did nothing.
                  after 15 fucking minutes of listening to it beep I smashed it with a fucking hammer.
                  the lady on the phone said "Oh it stopped beeping"
                  I said "yeah, I smashed the shit out of it with a hammer. I'll never buy another, have a nice day"
                  Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TheFlyingDildocupine
                    Some of you might need to invest in cooking lessons or at least a better range hood
                    In our house, if the detectors go off in our house we know dinners going to be good.

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                      #11
                      They're all trash.

                      I don't run any. If my place burns my stockpile of aromatic solvents and the munitions dump in the basement will likely go kablooey before I wake up, so no sense wasting money or dealing with false alarms.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by billdacat View Post
                        I really need some Irate wisdom on a GOOD FUCKING smoke detector!
                        I don't know if it'll be wisdom, but what kind of detector is the first alerts that are giving you trouble? Buy the other kind for those high ceilings. (photoelectric or ionization).
                        They are probably getting set off by dust.
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                          #13
                          if you want to eliminate false alarms get photoelectric detectors, ion based detectors (most in big box stores) will give you a false alarm very easily.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by BJS View Post
                            if you want to eliminate false alarms get photoelectric detectors, ion based detectors (most in big box stores) will give you a false alarm very easily.
                            We use photoelectric detectors in aircraft baggage compartments. Fuck is it amazing how hard it is to set them off. I literally set the fire alarm system off in the hangar without getting that POS detector to pop. I had a baking pan full of wood chips drenched in turbine oil on fire, floating in a Rubbermiad tub of water (thermal isolation for the composite floor panels), locked in the baggage compartment, and the smoke leaking from the seals set the hangar fire detectors off before the one in the baggage compartment went.



                            It's all nanny state bullshit. Smoke detectors are basically communism in the home.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by TheFlyingDildocupine

                              Just like seatbelts!
                              I wear a seatbelt because I like not eating a windshield.


                              there should be a penalty for not doing so.

                              Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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