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  1. Electrical
    I'm planning on putting in some hard-wired smoke detectors in my house. I've got all the materials... I'm just trying to fit the wiring into my schedule... well, actually, I'm waiting for the weather to cool off a little before I climb up into my attic, to be honest. :) My question is this...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I need to replace several different types of interwired heat/smoke/fire alarms in a house in Palmer, Alaska. I can get the standard BRK ionization alarms locally, but I need a heat/temp rise alarm for the garage, combo ionization/CO alarms, combo ionization/photoelectric alarms, and a Honeywell...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    What is the best placement for a smoke/CO detector in a bedroom? Ideally I would like the center of the room, however, we have a ceiling fan that also uses CFL bulbs in each of the bedrooms. All three doors for the bedrooms on the level are within four feet of each other. I have a smoke/CO...
  4. Safety
    Is this a carbon monoxide detector? There is nothing written inside or out to tell me. Any one know what model this is? Any info at all would help. Thanks
  5. Electrical
    I have a horse barn that is attached to my house, and a hay loft above it. They both fluctuate from below freezing during the winter to possibly up to 90 F in the loft in the summer. All the smoke alarms in the house are wired to be interconnected (wired with 14/3 NM between them, using the red...
  6. Electrical
    Last night at 3AM, we were woken up by our smoke detectors going off. We have a system where the detectors are hardwired together and each has a battery backup. The result is that when one unit reports smoke, the whole house screams at like 120 dB, which is not a great way to wake up... No...
  7. Electrical
    I have a skylight about 13 feet up in the air which desperately needs a set of blinds to cover it up so I can get some sleep on the weekends. However, I want something that can open when I like the light. I don't want anything dangling 10 feet down so I'm opting for a motorized blinds solution...
  8. Electrical
    I am finishing my basement and am planning out how I am going to install the smoke alarms / detectors. I live in West Jordan, Utah. My house is about 10 years old and has interconnected smoke alarms using 3-wire cable. I am assuming I just need to continue the "chain" in my basement. I have...
  9. Electrical
    the alarm connector has only a black, white, and red (traveler) wire. the thing is not grounded. i wonder what i need to do with the dangling ground wire in the last unit in the series (i have 4 units on a dedicated circuit). thanks
  10. Electrical
    So i've got 6 smoke alarms roughed in. four of them have 2 red/black/white, and two of them have a single wire of each. One of the single wire rough ins is hot prior to installing the alarms. After i've installed all the alarms (firex), none of them are hot (well the one box has a hot wire...
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