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Old 12-12-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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What kind of detector is this?


Hi, just bought a house and I've been working on it for a few days now and I finally got tired of hearing one of the smoke detectors chirp (at least I thought it was a smoke detector). I reached up and removed the battery and it still chirped, so I unscrewed it and found it was wired into my house, it isn't labeled so here's a pic, I'm hoping someone can give me some information on this as I'm only 22 and new to the home thing.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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it looks like it might be a combination CO/smoke deterctor or maybe just a CO detector. It is hardwired with power and maybe interconnected to the other alarms in the house.

There should be a manufacturer and model on the thing somewhere. If you can find it, I'm sure somebody can figure out what it is for sure.

and the chirping; some interconnected units all chirp when one battery goes bad. You might also try just replacing the battery in this unit and see if that corrects it.

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Oh, this is the first time I see that, thanks, I'll try and see if I can find a model number tomorrow.
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So just in case it's not obvious...the battery is for a power failure, so you are still protected if there is an electrical failure. To stop the chirp get a new battery and try it in all of the units, or just change all of them so you don't have to worry.
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You should replace your batteries in any detectors you have that use a 9 volt battery. Pick a date you will remember to do it. Smoke and CO detectors are cheap insurance and do a good job. Your detector is hard wired, which is good, but if the power were to go out they won't work without good batteries in there as a backup.
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Thanks to everyone that replied. I will replace that batteries, I never really thought of them being wired and having batteries because I've never really seen the power go out for more than a minute.
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