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    Ridin hard n dirty Array Mr.Sushi ya ha's Avatar
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    Check your smoke alarms, nearly had a fire!

    My kid left a pot on the stove then went to her room while she waited for her food to cook, Well she forgot about it and came out of her room to find my house filled with smoke!!

    The pot got so hot the heavy metal plate under it melted off!

    I checked the smoke alarm, pushed the test button and the siren worked, Just like I do twice a year, then lit some paper and held it under it and it dont work!!

    WTF??? Pulled it down and it was 2006 when it was made so I went downstairs and made smoke with paper and that one dont work but the test button works.

    I guess what I am saying is to really check your smoke alarms for function.
    That test button doesnt really check for operation.

    Even though I do all the "tests" to insure my house was protected it really wasnt.

    Looking back I remember that thing would go off whenever I cooked and made alot of just steam, or if there was something on an element and it smoked.

    I guess these things dont last forever, So to make sure go make some smoke and see if yours works and detects smoke.

    The smoke you make is up to you!
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    LOL....I took mine down when I repainted the house inside, and never put them back up. Really....I'd rather just die in my sleep.

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    I changed the battery every 8 months. So annoying when we bake bread, pizzas, turkey, & roasts! I just ended up fanning the air around the unit when it goes off...at least they're working. I hear the radioactive material in the sensor does wear off so even better to change a new unit after few years. I have at least 3 on each on each level strategically placed plus at least 1 CO sensor too.

    We tend to use the microwave more and use steam techniques to reheat stuff.

    I think I need to go to bikeshow soon.

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    FYI....after doing some online research I found that the Ionization type reacts mainly to flame and is for shops or warehouses, and the photoelectric is for smoke and is the one recommended for homes. Off to Home depo!! only $24.99 each.
    Remembering Bill Mclean.
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    Careful not to get the ones that go off in synchronization with the first one that is set off. Would be really annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Sushi ya ha View Post
    The smoke you make is up to you!


    Indeed....



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    My main one is hardwired into the house so you don't need battery.

    Upstairs is battery.

    Also, I have a pair of carbon monoxide sensors in the house as well... that is a good idea for family safety.

    Oh, and I have fire escape ladders in each bedroom so you can get out without jumping from the window and being crippled instead of burning to death.
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    I've made enough cooking mistakes in the past 2 years to test them well in my house.

    Seems that anything under the broiler that has any sort of fat will create enough smoke for mine to go off. It can be a tasty way to test.
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    Nobody has a kitchen fan?
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    Kitchen fans can't handle much smoke.
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    My smoke alarm is now wired direct with battery backup and linked directly to the alarm company.

    Hope I don't burn toast ....
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    It's not a matter of simply wiring direct or change batteries on a regular basis. The sensors in the detectors are only good for a set number of years. Usually at the time of purchase, the manual will tell you how long it's good for.

    Testing with paper or something once per year is a good idea. If you are connected to the alarm company, call them first to tell them you are testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klutch_r View Post
    Indeed....




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    My stupid smoke detector always lets me know I'm making toast.

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    Thanks for the "heads up" on this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Sushi ya ha View Post
    My kid left a pot on the stove then went to her room while she waited for her food to cook, Well she forgot about it and came out of her room to find my house filled with smoke!!

    The pot got so hot the heavy metal plate under it melted off!

    I checked the smoke alarm, pushed the test button and the siren worked, Just like I do twice a year, then lit some paper and held it under it and it dont work!!

    WTF??? Pulled it down and it was 2006 when it was made so I went downstairs and made smoke with paper and that one dont work but the test button works.

    I guess what I am saying is to really check your smoke alarms for function.
    That test button doesnt really check for operation.

    Even though I do all the "tests" to insure my house was protected it really wasnt.

    Looking back I remember that thing would go off whenever I cooked and made alot of just steam, or if there was something on an element and it smoked.

    I guess these things dont last forever, So to make sure go make some smoke and see if yours works and detects smoke.

    The smoke you make is up to you!
    My brain is the same shape as my hat!

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