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#31 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 03:19 PM

I saw on TV the other day that they have a new smoke/co detector  that has a battery that is good for the life of the unit.



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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:08 PM

I saw on TV the other day that they have a new smoke/co detector  that has a battery that is good for the life of the unit.

so, the life of the unit is two years?
Gotta think like a marketing guy sometimes

Oh, and Briggs has an engine you never change the oil in...

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:28 PM

No, they said a detector typically lasts 10 years. How many 9v batteries is that?


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I'd say with these new battery technology that a long life fire alarm life isn't out of the question.

But yes. I have done the exact same thing! I set a 4 Wheeler on fire spraying starter fluid in the spark plug hole then deciding to see if I had spark. Hit the starter and boom up in flames.

Freaked out. Pushed it outside then went for the fire extinguisher.
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Posted January 05, 2016 - 01:52 PM

10 years is the reliable life expectancy of a smoke detector.  Some of the newer smoke detectors will beep (even with new batteries) like the battery is dead after 10 years, to "force" you to replace them.  I speak from experience!  =)

 

My house had some old/vintage Sears smoke detectors in it when I bought it.  I kept them (not in service) just for the coolness factor.  They make that horrible buzzing sound when activated.  And yes...they still test fine!  I probably should check them though.  They may have enough radiation in them to support time travel!  Now if I can just find a DeLorean and a flux capacitor!


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