I have a smoke alarm in my hallway next to my kitchen and when I do something like grill bacon it sets off the alarm (no visible smoke anywhere) and I curse it and press the button to stop it.
So can you explain this , I got a box of duck legs in the oven and carried watching television. A neighbour walking past my home knocked on the door and said I think your kitchen is on fire. It was not on fire but when I opened the door it was like walking into fog. THE SMOKE ALARM NEVER WENT OFF ????
The dumbest smoke alarms I have seen are ones that say toast don't set them off.I think that if my toaster was on fire I would want my alarm to go off.
What would happen if toaster did get on fire whilst having a quick pee , answering the phone or answering the door.
With regards to the duck incident , thank god it happened 2 weeks before I got a new kitchen.
I have just had to replace one that the Fireason Brigade fitted 3 years ago. Sealed battery with 10 year guarantee which it did not reach. It was going off at random times so I reset it several times before I removed and binned it. I hope it's replacement, not a Fire Brigade one, performs better.
Woken up at 3.30am with CO alarm beeping occasionally to say its batteries were expiring. Took batteries out till morning when I replaced them. 3xAA batteries had lasted 18 months which is not a bad life. 7Dayshop own label
I have a gas alarm, not smoke or CO. When I had a gas hob it would go off freqently as the hob would take a while for the igniter lit the gas. Now have an electric one so no probs with that. On occassions it will go off if the oven (Gas) is a bit slow to ignite. I think I prefer it being "over sensitive" to be blown up in the middle of the night but smoke alarms that keep going off can be annoying. I think it is a matter of buying decent ones and putting them in the right location which it is a bit of trial and error depending on the circumstances.