In our case it didn't either. The fan would have to be very powerful to be
effective as our ceilings didn't until recently have any barrier between the
kitchen and the smoke alarm. We installed a partial wall down from the
ceiling to normal door height and that has eliminated 90% of the alarms.
It's in the living room but there is no wall between the kitchen and
living room. I'm gonna have to bag it because I'm not going to live with
that useless screaming. If there is a fire and the bag melts, it will go
We solve the problem by not installing the smoke alarm. Just leaving it on
a shelf. Then, if we cook something smokey, we simply move it to another
room till done.
Not that we had this brilliant idea or anything. Just that we were too
lazy to install it, and it worked well that way.
Of course that idea only works for battery operated ones.
If you had read my posts you'd see I stated that a heat detector would be
used in the kitchen. Code spells out where smokes go. Intelligent
placement would be accordiong to code. 2 places NOT listed by code are 'on
the shelf' and 'intelligently". Besides, by your post I seriously doubt
*you* could place one 'intelligently'. Hell you can't even spell
Yup. Obviously the OP doesn't have it in such a location
if cooking is impossible w/out setting off the alarm. The usual
problem is that the alarm is too close to the ceiling. Stick it on a
far wall, at least 2' below the ceiling and it shouldn't false unless
the roast is burning. Or don't use an ionization style detector.
I usually put the alarm on the ceiling near the doorway to the kitchen, outside
you really shouldn't be giving adviice about life safety stuff you know not
about, dude. Did you know that in a fire the smoke will push clean air into
the corner? According to code any smoke on a wall shall be between 4 and 12
inches down from a normal flat horizontal ceiling found in most houses.
Not closer than 4 inches from the ceiling and not farther down than 12
inches. This is tho keep it out of the 'dead' area for smoke and in the
initial smoke area of a fire.. Smokes should also be installed according to
manufacturers directions. For HeyBub I have yet to see a manufacturer state
velcro is acceptable for securing a smoke detector. Installation
instructions are usually on the installation instructions for smoke
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