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  1. D

    Domestic extention and smoke alarms

    Afternoon all, Ive looked at the building regs but can't seem to find anything, i remember reading something that said when fitting smoke alarms off a lighting circuit you need to put some form of isolation in, is that correct? I'm also looking to install nest alarms, do they all need to be...
  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
  3. happyhippydad

    Can radio linked smoke alarms be on different circuits, including a ring?

    I have just been to look at a job were the builder has started the first fix as I was unable to be there. He has forgotten to put in a cable to the heat detector in the kitchen, partly my responsibility as I should have reminded him more fully. My plan is to have it radio linked to the hallway...
  4. A

    AFDD requirement and smoke alarms 18th ed

    Am I correct in thinking under the 18th edition for a new build property an AFDD is compulsory or is this not the case if risk assessed? I am still yet to complete my 18th ed. Also for new build properties is it still ok to hard wire smoke and fire detectors off lighting circuits under 18th...
  5. Dan

    Smoke Alarms Not Waking Kids Up (Which smoke alarms will wake a child?)

    Smoke Alarms Not Waking Kids Up (Which smoke alarms will wake a child??) It seems that many high pitch smoke alarms wont wake up kids. #WakeUpCall They're trying out smoke alarms that use a human voice with a low pitch. It's on WatchDog right now. So does anybody have any experience with...
  6. naylorpd

    Wireless smoke detectors - advice needed

    My rented out house (in UK) currently has basic battery smoke detectors in hall and landing, CO detector in utility room (boiler is there) and can't remember the kitchen. My agent is pushing me to provide white goods and, post-Grenfell, I'm nervous about some of these, especially the tumble...
  7. R

    What brand of smoke detector is this?

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

    Domestic Smoke Alarm Help

    I have interconnected smoke alarms. One started beeping. So I replaced batteries in all alarms. Still beeping. So I bought new alarms, replaced hardwired harnesses that came with alarms and all new batteries. Still beeping. All are showing green lights. I have hit test/reset buttons and still...
  9. J

    Smoke Alarm

    Hi everyone, I apologise if this is a stupid question but I need help. Ok so yesterday I burnt the toast lol and the smoke alarm went on as it should do, my neighbour was here and said to just tap the Hush button and it will go off, so i did, and it did, for 30 seconds or so, and since then it...
  10. happyhippydad

    Is this a smoke alarm or sprinkler or both?

    As in the title, which is it? I'm carrying out an EICR and there is a circuit labelled 'smokes' but I am not used to seeing these in a domestic house. This is in a block of flats. Cheers all.
  11. J

    L1 Smoke alarm / Fire alarm system

    Can anyone tell me - is there a difference between an L1 fire alarm system and an L1 smoke alarm system?
  12. T

    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
  13. DC-backfrom the past

    Scottish legislation re heat smoke detectors

    Hi can anyone assist. House renovatiob was completed by a builder etc , Planning officer was in and stated that a heat detector was required in kitchen. This was to be interlinked with other smokes in the building . Place has been fully decorated. Lathe and plaster ceilings and walls. ( old...
  14. N

    Smoke alarm or fire alarm?

    Regs seem a bit confusing on this, but landlord is converting a house to HMO. 10 en suites, plus ground floor kitchen, all on just 2 floors (just ground and first floor). I know fire alarms if there are 3 floors. But with this many rooms, even though it's only 2 floors, is he breaking any...
  15. P

    Interlinking smoke detectors

    I have only previously installed the same makes of interlinking smoke detectors, but do they tend to work with other makes (one requires replacing)?
  16. B

    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...
  17. J

    extending ring and adding smoke alarms to lighting circuit on new extension cert?

    hi i'm going to be having some wiring carried out on my new first floor extension (new bedroom) which just entails extending the ring main, and lighting circuit and adding interlinked mains smoke alarms to the upstairs lighting circuit, including a heat alarm in the kitchen. i've spoke to...
  18. S

    Smoke alarm recommendations, please.

    Ey up, mains powered, wire inter-linked and integral re-chargeable battery. Is there such a beast? Cheers!
  19. 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...
  20. charlie76

    EICO Smoke Detectors Wireless and Non-Wireless

    Hi, Does anyone know if I can mix wireless and wired interlinked detectors from EICO. I would like to interlink 2 on a ground floor by wire and have a wireless one on the 1st floor landing.
  21. R

    Smoke alarms/heat alarms

    Hi looking for a bit of advise, I am working on a house where the internal walls have been removed creating an open space where the kitchen and living spaces are all one downstairs. My question is is it acceptable to put a nest protect system in . One on the ground floor and one upstairs or...
  22. S

    What cert to issue for smoke alarms

    hey guys been asked to test some smoke alarms for a letting agent. And need to issue a cert to say they are satisfactory or not! I know this question has been asked before but what cert do I need to issue. Also does anyone have a link for a download? Cheers Was thinking of subscribing to...
  23. D

    domestic smoke alarms

    hi my mate has just rang me to say he has just finished doing a eicr on a 4 bedroom multiple occupancy,he said all mains smoke alarms are out of date so he has coded them as a 2, which i think should be a 3 he also done a normal 2 bed flat this morning and the smoke and heat were out of date and...
  24. R

    Smoke alarm in common area of flats?

    Hi, I have a common area above a shop which is a small hallway leading to 2 flats. Each flat has 3 smoke alarms, one behind their front door, kitchen, hallway, these are hard wired back to their consumer unit. The common area has 2 emergency lights installed but i have seen nothing on the...
  25. 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
  26. S

    CPC used as interconnect on smoke detectors

    We all know this is wrong and breaches regulations and manufacturers instructions. Good tread on this: https://talk.----------------------/topic/23387-cpc-as-interlink-on-smoke-alarm-circuitwhat-would-you-do/ However the question is does it warrant a C2 over C3? My recommendation is going to...
  27. S

    Domestic smoke detectors inspection and test

    Hi Guys, I've been asked to inspect and cert existing smoke detectors in a rental. Standard LD2 system. The client has quoted FSM6 form. I've not come across these before, I found them for sale on NIC store but can't see what it entails. What tests and equipment are needed different than the...
  28. pirate

    Update on Smoke Alarms In Rented Properties

    I know this was on a thread recently, but it's easier to start a new one, just to bring those of you in Scotland up to date. This is from the Scottish Association of Landlords today: "We are delighted to report that after a long campaign by SAL, the housing minister has announced that fire...
  29. B

    Smoke Alarm Outside Bathroom with High Humidity & Moisture?

    Was looking to confirm what kind of smoke alarm to install outside a bathroom, with a lot of moisture/condensation escaping the bathroom? It is a question in an upcoming test I have and was looking to confirm an answer.
  30. JK-Electrical

    Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

    Kerching!!!:D I think it's only a matter of time before the rest of the UK follows suit. I do hope that the Scottish Government includes a requirement within the forthcoming legislation that the installation of smoke and heat alarms are undertaken by suitably qualified, professional...
  31. D

    Smoke detector brand ID

    Does anyone know which brand of smoke detector this is? Cheers
  32. S

    Quick question re smoke detectors

    Hava a mate who asked a question and as you know I am not up to speed with current regs, can you piggy back of a lighting circuit to power smoke detectors or not they will have a battery backup. It seems the build is a bit of a c0ck up and don't ask me about the missing pad stones. Just trying...
  33. S

    Smoke and heat alarms

    Hi. I’ve bought a house which will be rented. The current rules in Scotland require new smoke detectors to be fitted. I have 2 hard wired ones already in the hall and landing but need a new one in the main living room. Can I add to the exsisting 2 or will the whole system need replacing...
  34. driverman

    Smoke /Carbon detectors

    Hi guys, Question for those that install smoke and carbon detectors. This situation, mid terrace 2 storey 2 bed house. Typically most houses have a smoke detector on the landing. I was proposing installing: 1 x smoke on landing Open Dining/Kitchen -1 x smoke dining room end...
  35. C

    V pro dimmer up in smoke

    hello guys I have been using the varilight v pro for quite some time now and today turned the power back on and the dimmer worked perfectly well, dimmed up and down x4 5w megaman LED GU10 lamps. Then after 30seconds the switch started smoking. checked common and switched feeds are correctly...
  36. G

    How many smoke alarms are required?

    Hi all. I have a friend who is having trouble with her local council. Long story. Although she rents it out privately, the council seems to have got involved through an allegation that the property was being used (unknown to her) as an HMO. Anyway, it's now back as a private rental and run...
  37. H

    retrofit fire alarm to wired smoke detectors in home

    Hi Is this possible. I have wired in smoke detectors in each room in a 4 bed semi. However they are not loud enough and I worry in the event of a fire they will not wake anyone if they sound during the night. I'd like to retrofit a fire alarm to the system which sounds if any smoke detector...
  38. L

    Smoke alarm installation

    Hi guys, Can anyone advise me on the legislation on installing mains battery backed up interlinked smoke alarm systems in domestic properties? I am working for a local authority who have us installing aico smoke, heat and co alarms in their properties. Whilst speaking with one of...
  39. AceRimmer

    Smoke me a kipper il be homefor breakfast

    Hi all not new to site but new account (smashed phone dam auto fill) so just thought I would say hello
  40. A

    Smoke coming from electric meter/fuse box area

    Hi just a question, this morning I noticed a 2 gang socket had no power to it, went to check the fuse box/electric meter in the cupboard... and there was a lot of smoke coming out from somewhere? Its not smoking any more. The 2 way gang socket is completely dead. All other outlets seem fine and...
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