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  1. I am presuming that it has not gone off again? if this is the case, and the batteries are under a year old, and your device is not at the end of its life, then yes, nothing to worry about.
  2. The spanner symbol means it is in self test mode. To clear it you should press and hold the test button. If it is still giving problems, you can send it back under warranty, PROVIDED you have proof of purchase, if not then as there are no user serviceable parts you should dispose of it and buy a replacement. As an aside, do you have any smoke alarms in your apartment?
  3. If an emergency light only has ONE LED it does not matter if it is red or green. New lights all have a green LED to indicate charging, Old lights have a red LED to indicate charging. So long as they last for at least 180 minutes when running on batteries there is no need to change them, but the cost of new batteries for some lights is almost the same cost as a complete new emergency light. The change to green LEDs came into being to avoid confusion. Some emergency lights have a self test feature, these usually have TWO LED's One red, One green, if everything is normal just the green
  4. If you CO detector stops beeping after you have changed the batteries, and so long as it operates when the Test button is pressed, and it is not past its life expectancy date, all is well.
  5. More information please. What make and model of CO detectors do you have / try and what country are you in? Also what happens if you plug them both in, near each other.
  6. green-foam

    Firedoor Filler

    Envrirograf seems to be popular. I found it by using google, I have no experience of it.
  7. I believe you will find a fire door rated at 30 minutes is required, not because the wall is not load bearing, but because it leads into an integral garage. There are lots of references to it if you google "is a fire rated door required between garage and house"
  8. While you wait for a reply from Tom, I googled, there are companies that will spray fabric with a fire retardant solution, minimum price is £96 + £6 / m of fabric and as Tom would say "Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations page 29, A4.1. " (I guess they have changed it, I believe Tom means page 35. A 41 🙂)
  9. Could you not ask "Others on your estate" what they have done?
  10. I assume that since you posted no more beeps? this being the case, I would not worry. That said I would suggest you check with the manufacturer regarding the life expectancy of your device, most carbon monoxide devices have a working life of 7 -10 years, it may be time to change yours.
  11. A fire risk assessment determines should a fire alarm be installed or not, and if so to what category. Regarding your other points this is a fire safety forum, and as such we can not help you other than to suggest you read your contract and seek legal advice. 🙂
  12. Stand alone carbon monoxide detectors detect carbon monoxide and should be installed near something that may give off carbon monoxide, such as a boiler, there is no point in having them in a room where there is no means of producing carbon monoxide. It has been known for a carbon monoxide detector to activate at what appears to be random, and only for a short time (Such as happened to you) If this happens and the carbon monoxide detector stops and does not repeat then it is probable that there was a small pocket of carbon monoxide that has since dissipated, and is nothing to worry about.
  13. What did the fire sprinkler companies you asked suggest?
  14. Carbon monoxide detectors are only supposed to activate when they sense carbon monoxide, it is NOT normal for it to activate when the shower is on. To be sure you could put the new CO detector adjacent the old one, turn on the shower and see what happens. From what you have said the old one will sound, which would indicate it has a problem (Check its age, as CO detectors last 5-7 years) I doubt they will both sound.
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