I have a hardwired smoke detector that came with my house. When doing
some home projects (and some cooking) the detector goes off and there
doesn't seem to be any way to turn it off. It just buzzes until the air
slowly clears. My other detectors are battery operated and I just remove
the battery.. Any suggestions on the wired detector short of turning
off the power? I am thinking about turning off the power, cutting the
wire and replacing unit with a battery model. Any alternative
suggestions? Maybe installing an on-off switch (attach to which colored
wire?) on the power line leading to the unit? --------- paul
What brand and model is the smoke detector? You may be able to go to the
company website and find a different detector of the same brand that is
compatible with your system, but which has a silence button feature on it.
Then just buy the replacement and switch it out with the one you have now.
Paul Oman wrote:
The idea, is to not be able to permanently disable the thing. There are hard
wired models made that have a "Hush" button on them. If it is set off by
cooking, etc. you push the hush button and it will shut off for some
predetermined period of time and then reset.
yup, this. Also photos tend to get *more* sensitive as they age, as
dust buildup etc. decreases their alarm threshold. Simply replacing
the detector may solve your issue. (you didn't specify if it was a
photo or ion type detector)
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