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Old 09-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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CO2 alarm

I couldn't get the cover off to change the battery (it was beeping).

Instructions said to turn counter clockwise - I tried that and pulled the whole dang thing off the wall

time for a new one
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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I couldn't get the cover off to change the battery (it was beeping).

Instructions said to turn counter clockwise - I tried that and pulled the whole dang thing off the wall

time for a new one
Actually, some types of CO (not CO2) detector are supposed to do that, so that you can replace the battery in the back, and then you put it back up with a clockwide twist.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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Most of these co alarms as well as smoke alarms have a small pin that keeps the top from coming off. After taking the pin out, then twist off the top leaving only the base on the wall or ceiling. Pin ison the side. Jim
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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ah - so thats what that pin was for

super glue and velcro will fix anything
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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Ours died permanently about a year ago. The instructions say to replace them every coupla years, so we got more out of it. I don't like to buy things from manufacturers that make such garbage that they don't last long. I didn't see the same shaped model in any stores either, so I'd have to change the bracket too.

So far, wherever we go, whether or not it had a CO detector, we have survived. In about 20 years we will have detectors for everything on the walls and ceilings of everyplace we go—radiation, high humidity, sarin gas, swamp gas, chlorine fumes, ammonia gas, flatulence, bad breath, alcohol, marijuana, armpits, a rotten apple about the spoil the bushel, ad nauseum.

I'm going to put a plastic bag over my head and I'm trying this at home.

OK, I feel better now.

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Ours died permanently about a year ago. The instructions say to replace them every coupla years, so we got more out of it. I don't like to buy things from manufacturers that make such garbage that they don't last long. I didn't see the same shaped model in any stores either, so I'd have to change the bracket too.

So far, wherever we go, whether or not it had a CO detector, we have survived. In about 20 years we will have detectors for everything on the walls and ceilings of everyplace we go—radiation, high humidity, sarin gas, swamp gas, chlorine fumes, ammonia gas, flatulence, bad breath, alcohol, marijuana, armpits, a rotten apple about the spoil the bushel, ad nauseum.

I'm going to put a plastic bag over my head and I'm trying this at home.

OK, I feel better now.

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I blame the lawyers.
Perhaps fearful insecure neurotic lawyers and the people who hire them. The bosses are the problem.

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Lawyers are a protection racket that puts the Mafia to shame! The only reason YOU will ever need a lawyer is to protect yourself from the other guy's lawyer! And no matter which side wins, both lawyers get paid. Sounds like a racket to me…

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Perhaps fearful insecure neurotic lawyers and the people who hire them. The bosses are the problem.
Fearful insecure, neurotic lawyers? Ha! Lawyers' egos are too big for ANY of those adjectives to apply! People who have been made fearful, insecure, and neurotic BY lawyers, more likely!

And lest you think that I don't like lawyers, you're mistaken. With the proper marinade, I'm sure they'd be delicious!

But back on topic… With due diligence regarding operation and preventive maintenance of your propane-using systems, you can probably get by just fine without CO or LPG detectors. If you're a bad cook you'll want to get by without a smoke detector! But since my senior moments are becoming more frequent than I care to remember— or even CAN remember— I'd rather have the detectors than not.

This was amply demonstrated to me on my last trip. I got a phone call in the middle of cooking breakfast, and after sliding my omelet onto a plate while talking on the phone, I put the skillet back down on a lit burner and forgot to turn the burner off until the skillet scorched and set off the smoke detector.
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Most smoke detectors have a "build date" on the back and they are supposed to be replaced every 7 to 10 years because the sensor loads up and becomes ineffective.
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I couldn't get the cover off to change the battery (it was beeping).

Instructions said to turn counter clockwise - I tried that and pulled the whole dang thing off the wall

time for a new one
Same for me. Mine beeped whenever it got hot. Hated all the false alarms. I chucked it. I'll eventually die of something.
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I get alarmed when my CO2 isn't in proper saturation in my Homebrew. Hmmm I wonder if there is a method to test? Just kidding!!!

Isn't it a CO alarm that is worse?
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1st task of every day: take the smoke detector out of its ceiling bracket and place it under my pillow (preferably before starting toast and coffee.

Last task of every day: put the smoke detector back in it's ceiling bracket for the night (this inevitably involves getting out of bed when I figure out what that lump is under the pillow).


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And lest you think that I don't like lawyers, you're mistaken. With the proper marinade, I'm sure they'd be delicious!
That's cannibalism. I'd rather be a lawyer—oh, wait, I am.

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