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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:49 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: TeePee wrote in post #15
What's Grecian and Tonic like then?


Don't know. Has anyone actually survived to say?


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#17

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:09 am
by Crow (deleted)
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Smoke alarm fitted to the wardobe, I have lost my Co2 alarm
(well misplaced it) but I moved it around the inside of the troll
as it always seemed to find something to get alarmed about.
PS there are some kitchen smoke alarms that you can switch
off during, toast making, they beep mournfully until reinstated
to full operation just to remind you it is off.


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#18

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:38 am
by hob (deleted)
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" there are some kitchen smoke alarms that you can switch off during, toast making,"


And some that get thrown out of the window


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#19

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:53 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Rod I would've thought you more than nearly anybody else would know that you're (I assume) referring to a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm and not a carbon dioxide (CO2) alarm

The smoke alarm Lunar fit as standard has a silencing mode that lasts 10 minutes after you've pressed the 'test' button when the thing is sounding. That's why you hear alarms on caravan sites that only last for two bleeps and then strangled silence. They don't beep mournfully, they just fume in silent frustration whilst conflagration occurs all around.

I've got a Kidde combined CO/Fire Alarm available, only 18 months old, one owner, used to living in a Troll, but prepared to downsize.

I certainly can't recommend the Fire Angel CO Alarm that Lunar fit as it has a habit of sounding at random 8 hours after any combustion took place anywhere near the van.


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#20

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:13 pm
by Crow (deleted)
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Just testing Andy, no I realised after I posted and thought f orget it


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#21

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:17 pm
by Piccolo (deleted)
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Jemimah Andy?!? How very dare you!!



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#22

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:39 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Sorry boss, must've had a senior moment, it's amended now.


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#23

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:02 pm
by Piccolo (deleted)
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Phew!!


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#24

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:24 am
by Eribanut | 1.116 Posts

Quote: Graculus wrote in post #5
The caravan came with the smoke alarm already screwed onto the wall so I fitted the CO detector similarly (with a thin piece of wood on the inside of the wardrobe to receive the small brass screws.

The damned things flash intermittently, one red and one green to indicate that they are working correctly so what with those, the fridge warning light and my super-whizzo fridge fan indicator light, it's a bit like a 1970s disco at night.

I have to say though, that the fridge indicator is very useful for lighting the way to the toilet during those essential nocturnal visits.


You use a GPS as well for those long excursions in the dark ?


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#25

RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:37 pm
by hob (deleted)
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While working on another topic I was reminded about this one and on this subject.

A pdf download from calor the gas suppliers has some useful information and I quote

Zitat
Carbon Monoxide The Facts
When gas does not burn properly, poisonous carbon monoxide fumes may be produced.
You cannot see or smell carbon monoxide fumes. They are invisible, odourless, colourless and
tasteless.
Fumes from partially burnt gas kill more people than fires and explosions from unburnt gas.
Faulty gas appliances, poor ventilation and incorrect flues may produce carbon monoxide.
The danger signs on gas appliances are stains, deposits of soot and excessively yellow or
orange flames.
Carbon monoxide can cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, watering eyes, chest pains or
palpitations, sickness, stomach pains or diarrhoea. Unfortunately, these are vague symptoms
produced by many other causes such as influenza and food poisoning.
You should seek medical advice if you persistently suffer from any of the symptoms listed
above after being in a room where any gas burning appliance is in use, and of course have your
gas installation checked by a competent installer.
Remember, gas appliances which are designed, installed and used correctly, regularly
serviced, and properly ventilated and flued are completely safe.
Consider the installation of a suitably certified carbon monoxide detector.



The download of this valuable information can be found in my topic here

Modifying an import from Europe for UK use.



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