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  1. #1
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    Angry Smoke Detector from Hell

    I have a smoke detector that is giving me grief.

    The friggin thing chirps every night between 12-1am almost daily. Scares the poor Yorkie too death.

    It is hard wired and has a battery back-up. I've replaced the batteries a few times with new batteries from different locations.

    Anyone have a clue?

    rick

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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    I have a smoke detector that is giving me grief.

    Anyone have a clue?

    rick
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    Might try cleaning it.

    Next to an air supply vent ?

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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Last year I called the Kidde factory for a similar issue: random chirps, false alrams etc.

    They sent a new replacement model, hard-wired unit with battery backup, no questions asked, and the problem was solved.

    Dom.


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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Yorkie a secret smoker?

    Jerry McCarthy
    Building Code/ Construction Consultant

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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    He's quitting tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Hammer, works every time!


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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Replace it and the batteries in the rest of the system (assuming it is interconnected) and be done with it. Cost of repairs? $20
    Price of a good nights sleep? Priceless.

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Scares the poor Yorkie too death.

    If the Yorkie is still alive, then it is not working. Try another smoke detector.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Could it be due to age (the detectors)? As a rule the sensors last about ten years. I do not know if it causes your problem (with the detector).

    Eric Barker, ACI
    Lake Barrington, IL

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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    End your grief. Replace the damn thing.


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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Its not even 3 yrs. old.

    I'm one of those you has to investigate why it is defective before going out to buy another one.


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    Default Re: Smoke Detector from Hell

    Quote Originally Posted by Cary Seidner View Post
    End your grief. Replace the damn thing.
    I totally agree! A real dog isn't that expensive. You might even find a good one at the pound. My "son" Dudley, for instance...

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