Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.

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paul.fr

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Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« on: 31/01/2008 13:54:50 »
here is the problem, whenever i cook the damn smoke alarm thinks it will be great fun to sound, thus alerting the neighbours to my inadequacy in the colournary department. So i ask, can you adjust the sensitivity? Or should i just order out?
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #1 on: 31/01/2008 14:10:49 »
Stop flambe-ing !

Rather than turn the smoke alarm down, turn your gas/hob temperature down and don't overdo food
You do not have to incinerate food to cook it.

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it's tricky business messing with your smoke alarm as when you need it it won't work properly.
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #2 on: 31/01/2008 14:18:27 »
Our alarm seems to be sensitive to steam so we have to keep the kitchen door closed at all times. What a pain in the butt that is with 2 brats constantly running in & out "Is dinner ready yet?"... BEEP BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP BEEP... grrrrrrr  [:(!]
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #3 on: 31/01/2008 14:59:33 »
At our house, the smoke detector going off is a good indication that dinner is ready.
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #4 on: 31/01/2008 15:24:07 »
At our house, the smoke detector going off is a good indication that dinner is ready.
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #5 on: 31/01/2008 17:46:02 »
You could always take the battery out !!..when cooking...and then replace....during dessert !!
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #6 on: 31/01/2008 18:38:23 »
You could always take the battery out !!..when cooking...and then replace....during dessert !!

It's connected to the mains with battery back-up. Damned thing goes off if I leave the kitchen door open to make coffee too!
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Re: Can the sensitivity of a smoke alarm be reduced.
« Reply #7 on: 01/02/2008 17:18:23 »
Try another position for it - but not as far away as the bottom of the garden.