smoke alarm

Smoke alarm batteries: a long-term test

I received an email from a curious reader about 5-1/2 years ago, asking exactly which brand of battery to use in smoke alarms. He heard a rumor that smoke alarms...
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How to replace a hardwired smoke alarm

Replacing a hardwired smoke alarm is a piece of cake. If you purchase a smoke alarm from the same manufacturer, you might be able to use the same wiring harness....
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Which smoke alarm to buy

Shopping for a new smoke alarm? Stop. Don’t even go to the store until you know exactly which smoke alarm you want. I know the ins and outs of smoke...
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Do you have photoelectric smoke alarms in your home?

Get photoelectric smoke alarms if you don't already have them. There are two types of smoke alarms available, ionization and photoelectric, and there is a huge difference between the two.
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Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

The vast majority of smoke alarms in use today are the ionization type... but they're no longer allowed as the only type of residential smoke alarms in Iowa, Vermont, and...
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