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[Wednesday 5th January 2011 at 6:25 pm]

Things you don't expect to happen: a smoke alarm to continue going "BIP!" after you've removed the battery from it.

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From: pewterfish
Thursday 6th January 2011 at 1:03 am (UTC)
We had this recently. It turned out there were two additional smoke alarms in this flat we'd hitherto not noticed... ONE of the three was out of juice, and vociferous about it. Of course, it was the best hidden, and easiest to reach.
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From: pewterfish
Thursday 6th January 2011 at 1:04 am (UTC)
FCVO flat that actually mean house. Stupid bear.
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[User Picture]From: the_s_guy
Thursday 6th January 2011 at 9:48 am (UTC)
Some alarms are also wired into the mains, with the battery theoretically just for backup (it still eventually runs down though).
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 6th January 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC)
That's the case with the smoke alarms here. It also means that when you burn the toast, *all* the alarms go off. And there's no "It's only the toast!" button on them.

Curiously the smoke alarm (actually a heat alarm) I had down had a sticker stating "This heat alarm will not operate without a working battery".
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