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Old 01-05-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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i want to install a smoke detector. I see my other smoke detector has a 14-3 wire inside. What's the reason for installing the red wire in the smoke detector??
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i want to install a smoke detector. I see my other smoke detector has a 14-3 wire inside. What's the reason for installing the red wire in the smoke detector??
The red wire in the smoke detectors inter connect one with the others. It is a signal wire so that when one goes off they all go off. This design is to try and make sure someone in a bedroom wakes up when one goes off.
Its been noted with small children this will not necessarly wake them up.
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thanks alot, solved my problem
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