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15-03-2015, 21:44   #31
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Yes Dec, Openflued and clueless (cooking appliance are exempt)
Typical. My inspector said the opposite.
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Yes Dec, Openflued and clueless (cooking appliance are exempt)
My missus is exempt so
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lol@ typo FLUELESS....

Dec, Part J Building regs 2014, states is clearly
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lol@ typo FLUELESS....

Dec, Part J Building regs 2014, states is clearly
Not doubting you for a second tony. I'd say my inspector is flueless!
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I am sure all was with best intentions
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the consumer show on rte1 tonight is doing a slot on co poisoning it airs at 8.30 pm
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What is the best CO alarm and what is the best smoke alarm? i have a kidde co and smoke alarm in hallway, a c0 alarm in our bedroom and one in sitting room where the open fire is. I have another smoke alarm near back of house too. whats the best kinds to have? any thoughts on the kidde one?
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Not sure what the best is but I have a number of Fireangel, Kidde and Eyston smoke and co2 alarms and generic (the brand may be "do not paint") wired alarms (both co2 and smoke) that were put in during a bit of remodelling. I have enough brands and types to allow for a bit of redundancy. Don't forget there are ionisation and photoelectric smoke alarms, both worth having.
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Thanks galljga1. what is the difference between ionisation and photoelectric smoke alarms? do you mean by 'do not paint' as in what is written on the back? ive a feeling i should have/be doing more.
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Thanks galljga1. what is the difference between ionisation and photoelectric smoke alarms? do you mean by 'do not paint' as in what is written on the back? ive a feeling i should have/be doing more.
It is quite an important difference that not everybody is aware of. Text below from a quick google, it is best to have both.

"In tests, ionization alarms will typically respond about 30 to 90 seconds faster to “fast-flame” fires than photoelectric smoke alarms. However, in smoldering fires ionization alarms respond an average of 15 to 50 minutes slower than photoelectric alarms. Several studies indicate that they will outright fail to activate up to 20-25% of the time. The vast majority of residential fire fatalities are due to smoke inhalation, not from the actual flames and almost two-thirds of fire fatalities occur at night while we sleep."

The Fireangel Atom is quite small but a bit expensive although the battery should last 5 years. I said should because I needed to replace the battery in 1 of 5 I bought, the other 4 still going strong after approx 3 years.




Oh and the 'do not paint' brand was a poor joke. Quite simply, that is all that is on the front although there is some model number on the back.
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ahha! get you now! Ok i must check to see hwat kind mine is, whether it is ionization or photo. i take it the fireangel atom is an ion one?? where is the best place to purchase?
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ahha! get you now! Ok i must check to see hwat kind mine is, whether it is ionization or photo. i take it the fireangel atom is an ion one?? where is the best place to purchase?
The atom is actually photoelectrical. I got mine in B and Q when they were on special offer and the store also had a min spend offer.
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I would assume the best place to put the alarm is in the room the burning appliance is rather then ones bedroom??
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I would assume the best place to put the alarm is in the room the burning appliance is rather then ones bedroom??
What if that room is at the far end of the house from the bedrooms and u can't hear the alarm
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Good point....only asking really as by the time CO reaches the bedroom and the alarm goes off it could be too late. Maybe place one in the room with the appliance and one in the hall?
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