Smoke Alarm.

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Smoke Alarm.

Postby S-H on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:27 am

We have mains powered Deta smoke alarms, with back up battery.

One of the ***** started to go off in the middle of the night, once the wife had restarted my heart and I had ruled out a fire, I had assumed it was the back up battery that needed replacing, but this wasn't the case as it still goes off with a new one installed.

Any ideas what could be causing it, could it be dust? Should I just get a sparky to have a look? should I move out?

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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby EastBrisHammer on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:52 am

It sounds faulty. Replace it yourself. What's the worse that can happen...
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby sendô on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:37 am

Why do you have a mains powered smoke alarm in your house?

Assuming it's an optical detector, yes most likely there's some dust or something in there making it think there's smoke.
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby S-H on Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:02 am

It's a new build and they were installed by the builder, sendo, I have no idea why, must be a regulation for new houses I guess.
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby djclipz on Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:57 am

somerset-hammer wrote:It's a new build and they were installed by the builder, sendo, I have no idea why, must be a regulation for new houses I guess.


The building I am in has mains powered alarms all over too, how old are the alarms (should be a date on them somewhere)? They have to be replaced every 10 years I was told and funny enough mine were doing the exact same at random intervals around that time.
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby sendô on Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 pm

It's probably past the end of it's life then, so it'll be a replacement smoke head.

If you're just in a normal house I'd probably just turn the circuit off and buy a normal battery powered one.
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby S-H on Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:33 pm

I've lived in the house since it was built 3 years ago, surely it's not dead already.
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Re: Smoke Alarm.

Postby delbert on Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 pm

I suppose it depends on how many fires you've had in that time..........
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