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  1. littlespark

    English smoke detector rules

    Been covered before, but wondering if any amendments recently. I’ve been asked to fit detectors in a bungalow holiday cottage. Just over the border on the English side. There is a smoke in the front and rear hallways presently. I’m thinking replace both smokes if out of date, leave them if...
  2. jgy2001

    How to remove this old smoke detector?

    Our Northern California home built on 1977 has a built-in Gard-Site Smoke Detector model 081-612. It does not has battery. Its mounted on the ceiling. We assume its AC hardwired, correct? Its making false alarms. How do we remove it? Thank you very much for your help. It's made by CASADY...
  3. M

    Ex-Or MR2500DALI detector with Photocell

    Hello knowledgable-folk. I have an Ex-Or by honeywell Microwave PIR. There's an absence of information on site regarding how this should be wired and what the terminals stand for. Can anyone explain the purpose of the terminals listed apart from 5,6,7 & 8. thanks
  4. S

    Wire and pipe detector app?

    Is there an app for android? If not which is a cheap and cheerful to buy for personal use ?
  5. littlespark

    Another smoke detector question... Scottish property.

    Doing work in a house the other day, and noticed they didn't have any smoke detectors... (well, one.. and it was a small 9v thing) So ive sent in an estimate for what's needed... 3 smokes, 1 heat and a couple of Co. However.. its an old property in the village and there's a little add-on to the...
  6. F

    Smoke detector with separate backup batteries?

    Hi Guys, Perhaps an odd question but maybe it has been pondered by someone before; Scotland newbuild timber framed house. As required hard wired and interconnected smoke detectors with integral backup batteries. One of them is high up on a vaulted ceiling which requires scaffold to access. I...
  7. baldelectrician

    Should Scottish Government delay new smoke detector law

    Was contacted by a local paper last week and asked about the Scottish Government smoke alarm requirements coming in on February. Was mentioned in an article (and even had my good looks used to enhance sales 😃 ), although they spelled my name wrong (Stewart McLintock) See below
  8. T

    Mobile Unit (Bar) Safe for TNCS with a PEN fault detector?

    Hi all first post here so be gentle ? So i've been asked to certify a mobile bar (made from a horse box) and i'm very cautious of this because of the PME issue. My thinking though is to use a PEN fault detector, the kind now used for EV chargers, to make it safer for them to use anywhere as we...
  9. B

    When swapping a mains powered smoke detector

    Only the head in this case. Is certification required? (Social Housing)
  10. T

    What household items need a 6mA DC leakage current detector?

    Hi, Electric car charge points need a 6mA DC leakage current detector. This is supposedly needed since the EV contains a high voltage DC battery....and the insulation between the high voltage battery and the mains line and neutral may fail. Document showing Why 6mA DC leakage detectors are...
  11. W

    Smoke detector wiring

    Working in a mates house yesterday and noticed his smoke detectors are coming off the socket circuit...should this be changed?? Or is that okay. I know it’s okay to be supplied off the local lighting circuit just curious
  12. I

    USA wiring for motion detector light switch

    I just tried to change three way light regular light switch to a motion detector one and do not see the same terminals on the new one so not sure how to wire it. Here are pictures of the old one and the new and would appreciate someone explaining to me how I wire the new one. Thank you.
  13. S

    Voltage Detector

    Hi I'm having a new front door installed soon and will require to re-fit the doorbell and burglar alarm door contacts. I can isolate the current by use of one circuit breaker switch that does for both the bell and burglar alarm but I wish to ensure no current by use of a voltage detector - just...
  14. gazdkw82

    Aico smoke detector wiring

    Just about to start pulling in the cables for my smile detectors, however I dint have the detectors yet. Is there enough room in the terminals to terminate a supply feed in and then loop out to the next detector or is a junction box required to house the feed and a supply taken from every J/B?
  15. S

    Bosch GMS 120 Cable Detector

    Hi Everybody Has anybody on here any experience of using a Bosch GMS 120 cable detector? The scenario I have is that I am working on a stone built cottage ,plastered with sand and cement which I guess was rewired 30 + years ago where all the cables have been plastered into the walls and not...
  16. P

    The apollo advanced mx pro panel is showing an error that a smoke detector is faulty but it seems to be blinking properly.

    The detector is working properly. We have checked it physically. But the pannel is showing fault in that detector. Please give me a solution
  17. R

    What brand of smoke detector is this?

    Does anyone knows what brand of smoke detector is this? Does it includes hidden camera feature?
  18. marconi


    Over the last few days I have been stuck indoors because of the rainy weather. To pass the time I cobbled together my simple idea for a FRC live conductor break detector, ie break in L or N. I also have a working demonstrator for detecting a break in the cpc but I will/may post that another...
  19. S

    Carbon Monoxide detector required?

    Working at a house this week & they’ve just installed a log burner in the living room, the metal flue goes up the inside of the existing chimney breast. I know there is a Carbon Monoxide detector required in the living room, but the breast & flue also runs through a bedroom in the room above the...
  20. D

    gjd detector advice

    ive ordered a gjd xl opal. My driveway is approx 10m deep. The idea of the detector is to alert me inside, using the gjd controller for activity on the driveway. Would I be best to mount the detector above the windows on ground floor or put them on the ground near the pavement facing the...
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