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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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)?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Archy Styrigg

    Smoke alarm recommendations, please.

    Ey up, mains powered, wire inter-linked and integral re-chargeable battery. Is there such a beast? Cheers!
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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.electricianforum.co.uk/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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. J

    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...
  19. D

    Smoke detector brand ID

    Does anyone know which brand of smoke detector this is? Cheers
  20. SWD

    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...
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