smoke detector (05-04-08)

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    I got a rude awakening this morning on my day off... the smoke alarm went off for 15 minutes straight. I tried taking the batteries out but that didn't work. They finally shut up on their own. Now I can't screw them back into the ceilings, so both of them are dangling by the wires. Oh well.

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    1. slworking2 117 months ago | reply

      Ugh. That sucks.

    2. BaubCat 117 months ago | reply

      Looks like it’s wired directly into the building’s power supply. So the battery is there just as a backup incase you have a fire AND a power failure at the same time. I’ll BET that was annoying; you should BURN the suckers. LOL

    3. sun dazed 117 months ago | reply

      yeah, I figured that out afterward. In my last apartment, my smoke detectors had a clip where it was pretty easy to detach it from the wires. These here, I can't for the life of me figure out how to detach them. I even flipped off half of my fuse box to figure out where they were wired into, but nothing worked. All I can say is, at least it wasn't the middle of the night!

    4. jamesc8913 38 months ago | reply

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