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suesiegel 10-17-2017 08:10 PM

Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by crash (Post 1462877)
The 3 beeps was probably coming from the dual detector and tells you to replace the detector. The reset process you did will shut up the alarm for about 2 weeks then it will beep again. After 2 resets it will no longer reset and will not shut up unless you unplug it and remove the battery.

When it is the battery it will just issue a single beep at a regular interval.

Another post says to call the fire department. I was aware that they do replace batteries or rather install batteries that you have purchased. BUT, I really did not want to bother them with this.

Another poster said they will actually replace defective units and another poster says the dual ones smoke and carbon monoxide cost $40 plus at ace.

Another poster says there were/are defective First Alert detectors installed by the Villages and that First Alert will send replacements at N/c against serial numbers.

Plan-I will call the fire dept and see what they have to say.
So far, I've not really looked at it while I was fully awake.

Barefoot 10-17-2017 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by crash (Post 1462877)
The 3 beeps was probably coming from the dual detector and tells you to replace the detector. The reset process you did will shut up the alarm for about 2 weeks then it will beep again. After 2 resets it will no longer reset and will not shut up unless you unplug it and remove the battery.

I was regularly getting three beeps on a carbon dioxide detector.
It was bothering the dogs and Fireboy wasn't home to deal with it.
So I took it out and locked it in my car. Yes, we could have been killed by fumes, but the irritation disappeared. :mornincoffee:

photo1902 10-18-2017 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by suesiegel (Post 1463017)
Another poster mentioned the carbon monoxide ones do not last as long. After only one day, it this morning it is chirping again same unit-only when it thinks I'm not looking.

We have 6 detectors, 10 foot ceilings and as stated previously they are hard wired as well as the battery back up. Great fun if I need to take down the five to get the serial numbers.

I do wonder why we have 6 detectors AND there are none in the garage-the place most likely to catch fire.

Smoke detectors are not designed for, nor should they be used in a garage. If you are concerned about a fire in your garage, consider adding a heat alarm in your garage.

jblum315 10-18-2017 07:07 AM

The builder units seem to fail after a few years and need to be replaced

crash 10-18-2017 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by suesiegel (Post 1463030)
Another post says to call the fire department. I was aware that they do replace batteries or rather install batteries that you have purchased. BUT, I really did not want to bother them with this.

Another poster said they will actually replace defective units and another poster says the dual ones smoke and carbon monoxide cost $40 plus at ace.

Another poster says there were/are defective First Alert detectors installed by the Villages and that First Alert will send replacements at N/c against serial numbers.

Plan-I will call the fire dept and see what they have to say.
So far, I've not really looked at it while I was fully awake.

There are people whose job it is to do the battery replacement during regular hours do not call 911 for this.
You have to supply the batteries or the detectors if they are bad and they will install them for you. They recommend you change the batteries every year I believe that is over kill.

My main point here is that 3 beeps is a bad detector and single beeps are for failing batteries so you know what to have when they come out.

Barefoot 10-18-2017 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by photo1902 (Post 1463115)
Smoke detectors are not designed for, nor should they be used in a garage. If you are concerned about a fire in your garage, consider adding a heat alarm in your garage.

We had a serious garage fire last January. I wish we'd had a heat alarm or smoke detector in the garage!
It might have saved our household furniture from extensive smoke damage.

skip0358 10-19-2017 06:02 AM

Good rule of thumb. Change your smoke detector batteries in October which is Fire Prevention month. Once a year is good and it's not going to break the bank. As for detectors they don't last forever. I also have 2 in my garage. 1 smoke and 1 combo again small price to pay. I also had a second system installed that alerts me by phone IF there is a fire or smoke condition in my home.
The Villages Fire Department DOES NOT want you changing your batteries they WILL come out and do that for and and check your detectors at the same time. There phone # is 352-205-8280. That is the NON EMERGENCY #

suesiegel 11-26-2017 01:41 PM

A bit of reading
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by suesiegel (Post 1463017)
Another poster mentioned the carbon monoxide ones do not last as long. After only one day, it this morning it is chirping again same unit-only when it thinks I'm not looking.

We have 6 detectors, 10 foot ceilings and as stated previously they are hard wired as well as the battery back up. Great fun if I need to take down the five to get the serial numbers.

I do wonder why we have 6 detectors AND there are none in the garage-the place most likely to catch fire.

I was the original poster:
According to what I've read and posts from fellow villagers, the carbon monoxide sensors do not last as long as smoke detectors. It seems the carbon monoxide has a clock built in. It is not sensing failure but time that has passed. The time starts running when you install the battery.

Our unit is a FIRST ALERT SC9120B and we replaced it with the current model which we purchased at ACE roughly 37.00-it is marked with a 7 year warranty. We chose to replace with the same brand so we did not need to replace the mount already screwed to the wall.

The old defective unit is a simple twist lock to remove. The new unit comes with the necessary connector. Rather than messing with wire nuts, part of the reason we decide to buy the same brand was so we could use the existing connector. The plug is very tight. Make sure you have the pins properly aligned before you force anything.

TIME-took longer to dig my ladder out of the garage then to actually install it.

asianthree 11-26-2017 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suesiegel (Post 1463017)
Another poster mentioned the carbon monoxide ones do not last as long. After only one day, it this morning it is chirping again same unit-only when it thinks I'm not looking.

We have 6 detectors, 10 foot ceilings and as stated previously they are hard wired as well as the battery back up. Great fun if I need to take down the five to get the serial numbers.

I do wonder why we have 6 detectors AND there are none in the garage-the place most likely to catch fire.

We have ten foot plus ceiling also. One way or another they will have to be replaced. We have a 10 foot ladder. I did it my self. Saved me $380. Company was very easy to deal with


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