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Offline Moby

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carbon monoxide detectors
« on: 30 March 2017, 10:01:37 PM »

why the hell do the batteries go flat at 3am and  then start cheeping away? why cant they do it during the day?


we had to attend a dinner last night a couple of pints and a bottle of red, bed at 12pm working today, why the hell did it have to go off today of all days?


we have two smoke detectors too! sussing out which one was beeping was hard work, as the beep wasn't obvious where it was coming from.


after getting back in bed,it took almost an hour to get back to sleep.


didn't want to get up this morning.

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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #1 on: 30 March 2017, 10:51:52 PM »
Never had either in the house.  Have never had a CO2 one in the Moho either - oh mea culpa.

Did have a smoke detector in the first Moho, just by the side of the habitation door.   Whenever we lit the grill on the cooker - it went off beep beep beep and you hadn't even unwrapped the bread, let alone burned the toast!

Consequently, whenever we needed the grill - we unscrewed the fire alarm first and chucked it on a cab seat until later.  Sometimes - it was days before we noticed it there ......

3 years later when we PXd the van I 'innocently' said to the dealer, Ooh - think the fire alarm might need a new battery in it before you sell it!  LOL
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #2 on: 30 March 2017, 11:24:03 PM »
We used to have 2 smoke detectors, one at the bottom of the stairs that was just outside the kitchen door and forever going off but when we had a new ceiling it got taken down and not put back up.  The other is on the top of 2 flights of stairs - useless really, but I do agree, if the battery runs out it's always in the middle of the blooming night!

There's a CO2 detector on a shelf in the kitchen.... battery has not yet run out.

Anyhooo..... you have my sympathies Moby!  Hope you got through the day OK>
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #3 on: 31 March 2017, 09:26:28 AM »
Ours are now attached to the mains supply so no more batteries!

However if I burn something whilst cooking the fire alarm won't stop sounding the alarm until I air out the house!!


Had a similar lack of sleep recently in that Lily's nursery insists she needs a nap during the day (and she never naps in the day at home) which then means she stays awake till 3/4am at night after I've worked a full day and have to get up the next day at 7am. We have literally pulled her out of there! It's punishing to have to go without sleep!
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #4 on: 31 March 2017, 01:02:54 PM »
So smoke alarms are like pump batteries! Always the middle of the night. I rent a council house so they are always changing them and they are hard wired. I think they have batteries in case the main power goes out but recharge them? I'm sure I heard that someplace but can't think where.

I was seasoning a new wok a couple weeks ago and the kitchen was full of smoke and it never went off...I did have the back door open and was trying to move the smoke with a tea towel lol
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #5 on: 01 April 2017, 12:09:26 AM »
Unfortunately co2 detectors are compulsory if you have wood burners, we have one in each lounge.

Think I might invent one that only alarms during daylight hours....... mmmmmmm.  I can feel a patent  coming on.

Couple of ideas coming up.........
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #6 on: 01 April 2017, 09:45:00 AM »
I refer to my smoke alarm as the bacon timer. I put some bacon under a medium grill then usually forget about it until the alarm goes off and then the bacon is done just how I like it !
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« Reply #7 on: 01 April 2017, 10:05:53 AM »
This thread reminds me of an incident that happened about 5 years ago.  We had invited some friends round for dinner, including a couple who were coming to our house for dinner for the first time, so naturally we wanted everything to be perfect.  Anyway, dessert was creme brûlée and it was going to be the first time I used the cook's blow torch that J had given me for Xmas.  However, about half an hour before the guests were due as I was about to start torching the puds I discovered we'd run out o sugar, so I had to jump in the car and nip to Tesco.  Arrived back with 10 mins to spare and started on the blow torching.  One couple who had been loads of times turned up early and insisted on watching the process.  I was a bit surprised that the bruleeing sugar caused some wisps of smoke.  The doorbell went, another old friend had arrived.... Julian left what he was doing which was preparing Melba toast for the pate to answer the door, take coat etc.  All of a sudden the alarm went off and we realised that the kitchen was thick with smoke and it wasn't the blow torch, it was the Melba toast that had caught fire under the grill.  We doused the flames, it stank.... opened all the windows and at that point the new couple arrived to find a house full of smoke and me standing on the bottom step of the staircase madly wafting a tea towel at the smoke alarm and everyone else it fits of giggles.  Great first impression!
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #8 on: 01 April 2017, 01:29:33 PM »
Whereas I'd have immediately though - Oooh - I think I'm going to really like them!
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Re: carbon monoxide detectors
« Reply #9 on: 02 April 2017, 07:24:42 AM »
We had our CO2 detector go off on a summer's day in our living room ! The gas fire wasn't on ! The battery of the detector hadn't run out. Most mysterious but pretty scary as the noise is very piercing. I put the CO2 thing near an open door and it stopped. We happen to have two CO2 detectors so I put them both side by side ever since - neither that one has gone off again nor the other one.
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