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gazdkw82

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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
 

multimick

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is it a an ionisation one,if so try swopping for an optical or just a heat alarm
 

telectrix

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and bacon. could also move a way from the kitchen a bit.
 
Definitely change to optical...

Ionisation sensors use a small radioactive source to detect the invisible smoke particles given off by fast-flaming, clean burning fires such as bedding and clothing, however they can be prone to false alarms from cooking fumes if fitted near kitchens.

Optical sensors use an infra-red beam to detect smoke. They detect smoke from slow, smouldering fires such as electrical fires & are less prone to false alarms from cooking fumes if fitted in the hallway next to kitchen.
 
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