I have just spend nearly an hour trying to track down the source of an
occasional double beep every couple of minutes, from somewhere in the
house. Mobile phones - no, handline phones - no, weather station
warning - no, laptop -no, Pi - no, a clock somewhere -no, getting
warmer upstairs and found it. Linked mains fire alarm system back up
battery warning, on its way out.
Pah! Wait until you take get the ladder, remove the mains, interlinked
heat alarm off the kitchen ceiling, and *then* find it's the CO alarm
that someone stuck at the back of the shelf of cookery books that's beeping.
I blame BT for starting it with those bloody Trimphones.
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Did you know them bloody trimphones had a radioactive gas in a glass tube
behind the dial?
It is apparently now illegal to do such things. I've never heard of anyone
being injured by a trimfone.
Soon unfortunately, some internet connected devices like home automation
devices, wahing machines fridges all bleep different bleeps if they loose
the wifi signal.
My current dumb waher bleeps for errors as well but luckily most of them
are door not closed, filter clogged in any case so there is little choice to
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My neighbours son (4 years old) done a good impression of postman pat
and phoned the fekcin fire brigade.
The funny part was his dad was a policeman and his best mate was a
fireman who happened to be on duty who phoned his mate on the way to the
`false alarm`to let him know his house was on fire (which it wasnt)
Worst search & find I had was when son was staying over xmas, he is in
RAF and they they use white noise for their children to block out
aircraft noise taking off.
So I could hearwater running searched the house top to bottom (minus
childs room) checked the loft nothing. After 2 days I asked son if he
could help. He pissed himself laughing when he explained it was a white
noise of water running to get his son to sleep.
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