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Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:00 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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So how many of you have any form of alarm fitted in the van whether it be a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide (CO) detector or a combined detector and if so, where in the van do you place it/them?


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:10 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.083 Posts

We've got a smoke alarm and a CO alarm fitted on the side of the wardrobe in our Triton.

So far we've only used the electric Trumatic heating but if ever we do use the gas, we'll feel safer with the CO detector in place.

I was surprised to read that the Trumatic is only intended to be used with and not instead of the gas heating but so far it has proved to be perfectly adequate on its own even in sub-zero temperatures.



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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:18 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Graculus wrote in post #2
We've got a smoke alarm and a CO alarm fitted on the side of the wardrobe in our Triton.


Blimey, if one of those two (or both) go off in the middle of the night you're hair would be so stood up that someone could be forgiven in thinking that you'd just stuck your finger in a 230V socket.
Mind me asking how you fixed them - permanent i.e. screwed or with a touch of Blue-tac or whatever it's called?


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:26 pm
by Randa france | 7.177 Posts

you're hair would be so stood up
Might happen to Graculus but there's no fear of that happening to me...


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:35 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.083 Posts

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.



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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:41 pm
by hob (deleted)
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I take the ones from the house with me and stand them on the front shelf next to where I sleep.


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:45 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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If anyone wants a combined fire & CO alarm I have one going 'CHEEP' as I removed it from Esmerelda before I sold her. The new van has two separate alarms fitted so I don't need it. Mind the CO alarm on the Lunar has a nasty habit of going orf at 4.30 in the morning when there's no CO around. Stupid device.



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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:46 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Yes, I've read somewhere that smoke alarms have become compulsory fittings on caravans manufactured after a certain date. Strange that in the land which is known for it's efficiency there's no such ruling.

So, estimating that I've got a few more nocturnal visits still to go I've been toying with the idea of the Kidde 0122 combined unit.

I've got a ton of unopened Grecian 2000 bottles that I was going to gift Randa but judging by his last post maybe not.


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:48 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Puss in Boots wrote in post #7
Mind the CO alarm on the Lunar has a nasty habit of going orf at 4.30 in the morning when there's no CO around.



A touch of flatulence perhaps as a result of all that curry.


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:52 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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The CO alarm is up Mrs SDA's end of the van and she tells me curries don't cause that sort of problem for ladies.


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:54 pm
by hob (deleted)
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You could leave her at home and find out


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:56 pm
by Randa france | 7.177 Posts

We really should get a smoke alarm. We've recently taken advantage of a B&Q 3 for 2 offer on CO2 detectors so will carry one with us next year although we do very little cooking in the caravan and the gas bottles are invariably disconnected in the locker.
Reading this thread however led me to remember a tragedy that happened in mid Wales a couple of years ago where the most likely cause was a coiled up EHU cable. We see so many caravanners on on our travels leaving their excess cable on a reel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-15940837



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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:38 pm
by Randa france | 7.177 Posts

I've got a ton of unopened Grecian 2000 bottles that I was going to gift Randa but judging by his last post maybe not.
Can you drink it? It can't be as bad as their wine can it?


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:29 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Randa france wrote in post #13

Can you drink it? It can't be as bad as their wine can it?


Much worse than that and has a reputation for putting hairs on your chest.


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RE: Smoke and Gas alarms

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:44 am
by Frantone | 2.092 Posts

"Much worse than that and has a reputation for putting hairs on your chest."

But they would be dark hairs though, wouldn't they?
What's Grecian and Tonic like then?



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