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Smoke Alarm Mod

Post by whisky on Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:56 pm

Hi All.

Wonder how many of you have the same problem. Make toast and the smoke alarm go's off. quite annoying. Take out the battery when making toast, not really a good idea in case you forget to put it back. Fiddley to do anyway.

Fit a small rocker switch in the alarm cover. Flick of when toasting then back on after.

Switch 50p from Maplins.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Re: Smoke Alarm Mod

Post by deckie on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:04 pm

Hi Whisky,

Good idea allthumbz

We have a 'heat' alarm instead, but not sure if it's as quick ..... hope i never find out the hard way confused3

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Post by murph on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:20 am

This thread just reminded me that i needed a new battery for the smoke alarm just nipped down to the village for one. I did have a rechargable in it but it was always bleeping, I suspect that it was because rechargable batteries are slightly lower voltage than normal,but to compensate I understand they have a lower internal resitance, working OK now.
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Post by dash on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:02 pm


must copy your idea ,them batteries are so clumsy to put in and out

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Re: Smoke Alarm Mod

Post by roli on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:43 am

The other thing about smoke alarms is most instruction books say "mount in the horizontal position" those of us with factory fitted will almost certainly have them fitted in the "vertical position" Why do A-S not read instruction books??

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Post by DeeGee7 on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:42 am

We fit a blue elasticated cover onto ours.
Being a biggish blue cover, you are not likely to forget to remove it after cooking.
If you can forget to put the battery back wouldn't it be easy to forget to switch it back on again if you make this mod?
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Re: Smoke Alarm Mod

Post by micknhilary on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:44 pm

For years now we have bought, both for the house and van, a smoke alarm that has a little button on it that, should it decide to go off, will silence it for 10 minutes or so. Never had a problem, and if memory serves me correctly it cost about £6 in B & Q.
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