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 Check yours today!
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 30 Nov 08:37

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50598387
One third of house fires had smoke alarms that failed to alert their residents either due to incorrect positioning or battery issues.

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Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Sat 30 Nov 09:21

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 30 Nov 08:37

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50598387
One third of house fires had smoke alarms that failed to alert their residents either due to incorrect positioning or battery issues.


Get your smoke alarms wired into your mains. Much safer
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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 30 Nov 09:41

According to the article 21% of mains wired alarms also failed.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 30 Nov 17:27

Mines are wired intae the mains (council house)... And they work brilliantly... Cos I burn the tea a lot 🤣





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Topic Originator: Mr Mac  
Date:   Sat 30 Nov 17:39

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widtink, Sat 30 Nov 17:27

Mines are wired intae the mains (council house)... And they work brilliantly... Cos I burn the tea a lot 🤣


I'd swear our neighbours use theirs as the kitchen timer!

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Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Sun 1 Dec 05:51

Mine are mains with battery backup. Still beeps every five seconds when the 9v battery goes low, but it takes years for that to happen.

I test them myself every time I get a gas safety check - I don't forget that way.

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Topic Originator: sintv  
Date:   Sun 1 Dec 10:17

Remember the fire service will check your house and install the alarms free
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Topic Originator: DBS  
Date:   Sun 1 Dec 15:41

Luckily I've still got my original 2 Firex mains/ battery detectors but when I got a new boiler fitted as part of a green deal free offer, the contractors fitted an extra 5 battery wireless linked smoke detectors and 1 heat detector, all supposedly with 10 year Lithium batteries manufactured by Fireangel, also a CO detector. These were fitted two years ago and every one apart from the CO detector has had to be replaced under the 5 year warranty because of the annoying low battery alarms sounding via all the interlinked alarms.
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Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Wed 4 Dec 21:03

It’s worth while checking the date on fire & carbon monoxide alarms, at work I’ve found alarms 25 plus years out of date.
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Topic Originator: CALGARYPAR  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 01:56

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have 10 year life spans, there are many many out there that are way passed this age
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