By Erik - 13/3/2021 11:00 - Netherlands

WHERE IS IT?

Today, after days of torture, I finally found out where the annoying fire alarm with empty batteries was hidden. The previous house owners had it hidden behind the top board of a wall cabinet. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  20

Remove that one unless it’s wired in from the AC power. The whole point of a smoke detector is to locate it somewhere it could actually detect smoke and not have a lot of false alarms. Inside a cabinet, it would be highly unlikely to detect an actual fire. That’s why smoke detectors are normally located on the ceilings near bedrooms and never in a kitchen or bathroom.

When I was a boy our house burned down one night. It was a terrifying experience. I remember running out through a burning room with my Dad.

This was before smoke detectors. The most dangerous fires happen at night when all are sleeping - That is the purpose of smoke detectors to give you enough time to evacuate the building. By the way even with replacing the batteries yearly, smoke detectors have a life and have to be eventually replaced.

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By  Austen Belongie  |  7

We own a condo and our neighbors rent their place. Their fire alarm has been beeping for a full week and even though they've been by to fix it up they haven't done anything about it.

By  Chazzster  |  20

Remove that one unless it’s wired in from the AC power. The whole point of a smoke detector is to locate it somewhere it could actually detect smoke and not have a lot of false alarms. Inside a cabinet, it would be highly unlikely to detect an actual fire. That’s why smoke detectors are normally located on the ceilings near bedrooms and never in a kitchen or bathroom.

When I was a boy our house burned down one night. It was a terrifying experience. I remember running out through a burning room with my Dad.

This was before smoke detectors. The most dangerous fires happen at night when all are sleeping - That is the purpose of smoke detectors to give you enough time to evacuate the building. By the way even with replacing the batteries yearly, smoke detectors have a life and have to be eventually replaced.