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  1. 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...
  2. 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
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    What brand of smoke detector is this?

    Does anyone knows what brand of smoke detector is this? Does it includes hidden camera feature?
  4. 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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. gazdkw82

    Fire detector options

    The fire alarm in the hallway is to sensitive when cooking. It's old and needs changing anyway. It's a mains voltage smoke alarm. I plan to replace it
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    Mains wired smoke / heat / CO detector question

    Hi Guys We're having work done to insert an open plan kitchen-diner and snug seating area plus wood burner into already existing extension. One load bearing wall is being knocked through. Electrician just bumped his quote up by £820 to cover replacing this consumer unit and moving it up the...
  9. diyterry

    Pipe and cable detector

    Evening all, what do you good people use to detect hidden cables and pipes in walls my Bosch scanner is unreliable and triggers if there are no cables present.
  10. D

    Alarm Recessed Ceiling PIR Detector

    Hi I am installing a Pyronix Euro 46 V10 Hybrid Alarm Panel. I want to use wired ceiling pir detectors with it. Pyronix do a flush mounted one, however I am looking for a recessed ceiling pir detector to install. Does anyone know of any I can use. Thanks Dave
  11. O

    MF smoke detector installation for ground floor

    Hi All, Moving inappropriate ground floor smoke detector installation from hall corner to middle of ceiling. Original wiring is OMGrade under flooring above (currently lifted); JB (not MF) feeding mains and interlink via even nastier chocbox housing plastic screw connector box. Just about...
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    Sequential reversing starter for metal detector conveyor

    Can't seem to find any standard circuit diagrams for sequential reversing starter. The metal detector conveyor has manual mode and automatic reversal mode. Need to prevent the conveyor from going backwards during false signals or anything else while the conveyor is standstill. It should reverse...
  13. K

    Perforation Spark Detector

    Work in a plastic bag manufacturing company. Perforated spark detector which counts bags has gone kaput. I think it’s the inductor which generates 10kv volt through bag perforation which then sends the signal back to the counter is faulty. Can’t find replacement board. New ones too expensive...
  14. charlie76

    Domestic Smoke Detector Recommendations

    Looking for advice on reasonably priced, reliable smoke detectors to fit the following, any recommendations would be appreciated: Mains operated Radio/Wireless Interlink Battery Backed
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    Wooden shed heat detector

    Hi, I have been asked advice on installing a smoke detector inside a small wooden shed at the bottom of a garden, which is currently used for spray tanning. I have said that a smoke detector will be of no use as the mist from the machine will constantly sound the alarm. I thought I could fit an...
  16. D

    Smoke detector brand ID

    Does anyone know which brand of smoke detector this is? Cheers
  17. N

    Fire alarm detector help....

    Hi guys, I'm hoping one of you will be able to help me with this, i have had a client send me a couple of picture of existing detectors that need changing and for the life of me i cannot remember what make/model they are! Thanks Again!!
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    Switching bathroom extractor fan with microwave detector.

    Hi all.... Quick question for you, what are your thoughts on the above? I am looking for an alternate way to operate a bathroom extractor fan (don't want it on with the lights and don't want extra pull cords etc) - I propose to fit an inline fan in the loft, switched with a microwave sensor...
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    Testing Fike Twinflex Multipoint heat detector with Solo 460

    I am having trouble testing an installation with several Fike Twinflex Multipoint detectors set to heat mode. I have a Solo 460 heat tester which works fine with Apollo A1R detectors but not with the Fike detectors. I think the reason may be that the shape is different - it looks as if the hot...
  20. leep82

    Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Currently pricing a rewire for a two bed terraced house and just wondered on people thoughts on fire detection. I am going to install mains powered with battery back up and was thinking of :- 1 x heat detector in kitchen 1 x smoke detector in living room 1 x smoke detector on landing Should i...
  21. N

    how to safely decommission smoke alarm cables

    Hi all what would comply with the regs regarding decommissioning mains smoke alarm and cables ? eg. if cable fed from db or lights ? disconnect and put cable in to a mf junction box ? eg. cables going in to smoke detectors, would you need to do the same to these as disconnected from the origin...
  22. S

    Why are smoke detectors so ugly?

    I know there are few out now that look ok, like the nest models, but still smoke/heat/CO detectors are very unslightly. One of the biggest complaints from customers, can rouine the look of a nice kitchen. Usually don't agree with customers but they are right in this case!
  23. N

    Carbon Monoxide installation?

    Just after a bit of advice please. I need to install a carbon monoxide detector in a rented flat but not sure whether it needs 1 or 2. It's a small one bed flat with a kitchen and living room. The gas boiler is in a separate kitchen cupboard and there is a gas hob in the kitchen. There is also...
  24. P

    Stud Detector recommendation

    Hi Guys My colleague and I are currently looking to purchase a new stud detector but at the moment are struggling to find one that will detect stud, and cables through plaster skim and concrete. Could anyone help with recommending a detector they use that will pick up stud, conduit and cables...
  25. T

    Looking for a bit of advice regarding Dali dimmers used with presence detectors guys,

    Client has had an operational system for two years, but now the lights when fully dimmed for around 20mins have started going back to full brightness on an intermittent basis. The system comprises of retractable switch, L.C.M. and dimmable presence detector. I suspect the detector but my...
  26. N

    Seperate PIR to outside light.......stays on......

    Seems a common thread......... Outside bulk head...separate PIR.......wired..... live to PIR, neutral to bulkhead, switched live back to bulkhead, ( pir marked L and L1 but with a N???)........ Bulkhead remains ON....constantly... tried all the normal stuff switched off and on etc etc etc...
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    Smoke detector circuit.

    Hello all, long time no post. Need some brains! Silly new build with an interconn smoke at top of stairs and 2 horrible out of line pendants either side in hall. Is there any reg that prevents me from moving that smoke detector over ever so slightly, it will still be just over the stairs, so I...
  28. uksparks

    Dead Circuit Tracer / Locator

    Hi, Do any of you use a Dead Circuit Tracer / Locator? I think I need to buy one, I have been looking at: Dilog DL2080 Cable Locator Set Dilog DL2080 Cable Locator Kit CLS20 Cable Locator Set CLS20 Cable Locator Set Martindale CD1000 Cable Detector Kit Martindale CD1000 Professional Cable...
  29. leep82

    smoke/heat co alarms

    Just wanted to get peoples opinion regarding a job ive been asked to do. The customer wants improved fire detection in there property, which is a 3 bed bungalow. There is no existing protection so my proposals are:- . heat detector in kitchen . smoke detector in lounge and corridor . CO...
  30. L

    smoke alarm chirping

    Hi lads had the plumber in today and he was soldering..... because of this i removed the upstairs smoke alarm from it's housing its is wired into the mains with a battery back up the battery has a label saying do not remove so didn't put the alarm back and they both now cheep tried...
  31. D

    Insect barbecue and heat alarm

    I can only think that it must be infra red light causing the problem ( I assume it is IR not UV) A converted barn,completed and powered up for at least 3 months The old dear has decided to rent the place out,prospective tenants are viewing tomorrow Flies have decided to hatch and have a fly...
  32. S

    Outbuilding Smoke detector required?

    Do you have to fit a smoke detector in outbuildings? It's a new build, about 20metres from the house and is half kennels half storage area? Someone told me there's no need but I wasn't sure if that was correct
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    Fire maintenance testing

    Is there anyone who can help how long does it take to test smoke heads in an office enviroment ie covering them with the rod and smoke testing them a company came into are work at weekend 2 men and said they'd tested 300 heads in 2 hours now in my opinion that's not possible your thoughts please...
  34. N

    Mains Smoke Detector

    Hi all, A friend of mine is renting out his 1 bedroom flat which currently has a battery operated smoke detector. Is it a requirement to have a mains operated smoke detector if the property is being rented out? Also I have seen a lot of electricians use different methods of wiring. Some tap...
  35. D

    Smoke alarm beeping

    Hi Folks Perhaps one you worldly types can succeed where our local sparky is flummoxed. Our smoke alarm has been beeping every thirty seconds. We have two, both hard-wired to the electric and also with a 9v back up battery in each detector. We replaced the 9vs in both this morning and...
  36. H

    alarms , hard wired vs wireless

    I have been asked by a friend to install their alarm as they have been recently burgled. i have done a few over the last few years but to be honest i stray away from them as i prefer industrial and commercial wiring. I am NIC approved and cant be bothered to go down the nacoss route. but I will...
  37. U

    EICR + Heat detector Query

    Hi these are two separate queries, First off, What are the minimum requirements for someone to carry out an EICR. I thought it was this and that but basically someone told me that you dont really need anything, just competence which can be ascertained by basic things i.e. ecs card no? I...
  38. D

    Smoke detctor/alarms

    Hi.. All I am in the process of rewiring a house with a sizable extension for a kitchen dining room, I am going to install hard wired alarms, obviously one on the landing ceiling upstairs, one on the hall ceiling down stairs. My question is....... the ceiling in the extension has a high...
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    Veritas r8 plus alarm

    Hi wondered if anyone can give me any advice, I have a veritas r8 plus alarm fitted and over the past few weeks it has gone off at random times when I'm out and the alarm islet. It's always the same zone that shows up -the back room - would anyone be able to tell me what's causing this ? Thanks
  40. S

    Domestic Help please with PIR Occupancy detector

    Hi All, Sam here, first post in the forums although I have been reading them for some time now. I have been given a small job of replacing a PIR detector in a bathroom which is used to switch on/off the ceiling lights. The previous installer connected a large plastic pir detector usually...
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