I am in the middle of the whole house remodeling and my electrician
who is doing wiring for me told me I should have him wire for smoke
alarms for all the rooms while he is at it.
Is this worth the effort? I was planning on just using battery
operated ones that you attach to the ceiling with a double sided tapes
and only in the kitchen, garage and the family room where a fire place
What is the benefit of having a smoke alarm that is hard wired? I
asked him and he said that if it's hard wired and chained together,
then if one goes off all goes off, ok so this is a slight plus.
Well, no battery changing.
No annoying chirping when batteries get weak.
Code often requires at least one wired one on each floor.
If there is a fire it sure would be nice if they all went off so everyone
has the earliest possible warning.
As long as if one becomes defective the whole damn lot doesn't start
Careful with this advice - I think even the hardwired detectors often have a
battery backup in case of a power failure. Check out sites like:
http://smokesign.com/120vacharsmo1.html to see some options.
On Feb 12, 5:49 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am doing everything in EMT. So far over 200' of new EMT has been
laid on top of the existing EMT pipes. I don't know if I can fit
extra wires into what I have already. If it involves new rigid
conduits to be laid the cost will not be insignificant. I hate to use
I've been wanted to ask this for quite some time, and this looks like
the thread to do it in!
house is 4 years old. Since new, one wired smoke detector in one
bedroom has been false alarming.
of course, it sets off all the others. I have replaced the detector
with new ones twice, but within a day or
two, false alarm again. So it must be the wire running to that room,
right? it's a bedroom, there's nothing
happening that should set it off. I was thinking of tracing the
existing wire, i guess it runs to the next
detector in the series, and replacing the wire.only problem is, its
tough to trace the wire because the
attic has plywood flooring nailed down which will have to come up for
On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 05:19:14 -0800 (PST), mike_0 email@example.com
little tiny spiders crawl in mine sometimes. But twice within a day or
two? probably not likely.
Smoke from candle or incense?
Fumes from air fresheners or other chemicals (hair/body spray...)?
Dust from air vent?
Steam from the shower?
the wire seems an even less likely culprit. If the wire were at fault,
removing the bedroom detector would still leave the others falsing.
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According to a neighbor, their one hardwired alarm, on the ceilling of
the second floor hall, was falsing so they took it out to get it
repaired or replaced.
While it was out, the analog clock in the stove, on the first place,
set fire to the kitchen.
This story was 2 to 4 months from start to finish. I'ts hard to
imagine it going on for 4 years.
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