Have an ordinary house smoke alarm. It's about twenty years old and it has
recently gone off in the middle of the night for two days running and for no
I've heard that it might need a vacuum cleaner applied to it. Is there
likely any truth in that, or is there anything else i might usefully do?
Or does it probably mean that I have to replace it?
Most of the time the Fire service will probably fit you one for nothing if
you ask for a free fire inspection. I guess this makes sense from their
point of view as a smoke alarm saves lives and gives early warnings. Bit
worried though to note that the ones they fit are merely stuck somewhere
with sticky pads, but I was told this was fine as by the time the sticky
failed due to heating, you would probably have been dead anyway.
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But only a fool would fit smokes without battery backup regardless of the
dedicated circuit rules:-)
I still prefer to put the smokes on a lighting circuit, and with the 17th
edition rules this would actually be powered by a RCBO not a RCD side of the
On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:14:49 -0000, Lieutenant Scott wrote:
ours are mains powered interlinked with battery backup on their own circuit
(non rcd side of split consumer unit) so even if the mains fuse/mcb for the
smoke detector circui goes there is still some cover but I cant remember
how long for.
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