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Old 07-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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I have wired-in smoke detectors throughout my house, installed when the house was built ten years ago. Recently all the alarms went off. When I checked the batteries the black wire was charred on all alarms. Any ideas?

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I have wired-in smoke detectors throughout my house, installed when the house was built ten years ago. Recently all the alarms went off. When I checked the batteries the black wire was charred on all alarms. Any ideas?
Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. That said, it sounds like you have a problem on that circut. I would contact an electrician if you are not comfortable with chasing down the circut. (Charred = Heat) Not a good thing up in ones ceiling. I would start by looking for a loose or bad connection.

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