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  1. green-foam

    No green LED light kidde firex kf10

    You need to check the supply to see if there is mains there. The other thing is what happens if you swap smoke alarms? does the one with no green light now have a green light? and the one that had a green light have no green light?
  2. green-foam

    Kidde Firex KF10 - stuck in Hush mode??

    I have just had a brief read of the instructions, as far as I can tell, no green light means there is no mains supply to the detector, although you said you have switched it off and on are you sure it is still on or that a fuse has not blown? I would switch the mains off again take the detectors down and check the connection to the "plug" for each detector, make sure there are no loose wires. It does strike me as odd, that both have no green light....................unless there is no mains.
  3. green-foam


    I believe all Paul has done is to change the Halogen lamp to an LED lamp, so the fitting is the same as was when it was fitted 16 years ago. I can not find when you HAD to fit fire proof downlights, all I did find was the building regulation for this is Part B, and this seems to have come into existence in 2010* There is also a misconception that ALL downlights must be fire proof, this is not the case, they must be fire proof if there is sleeping accommodation above where the downlights are installed. So if you were to install downlights in a loft conversion since there can be no sleeping accommodation above it would be acceptable to install non fire proof downlights. But most would install them anyway as the cost difference is now minimal (And I would guess this is where the misconception has evolved from.) * That is my "problem" I can not find anything that predates 2010 (After the original lights were installed) but I am interested to see what others say (Tom?)
  4. It depends on make / model of your smoke alarm as to what it should or should not do, you do not say this information. If it is just battery operated it will have no green light and it is normal for the red light to flash, if it is mains operated most have a green light that should be constantly on to indicate mains is present.
  5. green-foam

    Sign for electrical cupboard

    Gordon sorry to point this out but your "guess" is wrong and Tom's statement is correct. Low voltage (as Tom mentioned) is anything that is less than 1000v ac, even if there is 3 phase in the block you live this will only be 415v ac. As 240v ac (The voltage we have in our homes) is considered by the electrical industry to be "Low Voltage" there is no requirement to have a sign which says "High Voltage" or "Danger of death" since only authorised persons should have access to the cupboard, and those that are authorised know what they can and more importantly can not do.
  6. green-foam

    Extinguisher for arson

    To add to what Harry says, I would also ask have you got a working smoke detector near the door? if not safelincs can supply those too Click here I would suggest an optical one. I would also suggest that you buy two fire extinguishers, hopefully you will never need to use either, but if you do use one you still have the other one as back up. Once used / partially used an extinguisher will loose all its remaining pressure over a short time, and needs to be refilled, but with the cost being so low for a new extinguisher, its often not worth it, so some times a bigger extinguisher is not always the best.
  7. green-foam

    Smoke alarm hush Ei151TL

    I would guess its back up battery is too old. Smoke alarms should be changed every 10 years, how old is yours?
  8. green-foam

    Ei141 still beeps after battery replacement

    Low battery is usually indicated by a "chirp" once every 60 seconds, if it were low battery I would not have expected it to stop. I have to ask, when was the last time you cleaned the smoke detector? and out of curiosity what brand of battery have you been using?, and how old is the detector?
  9. green-foam

    Ei144 wont stop beeping!

    As Harry said, its something else, it can not be cables / wires since they do not beep.
  10. green-foam

    CO alarm in loft

    I agree with Tom, Carbon monoxide is generally considered to be the same density as air, but since it is often hot, it rises. I would guess (and it is only a guess) that your electrician is either confused or misunderstanding about carbon monoxide, allow me. Carbon monoxide is the same density as air and so it generally sits there. Its chemical formula in words is CO Carbon dioxide is heaver than air and will always fall to the lowest point that it can. Its chemical formula in words is CO2 I often find that people do not realise this fact and will often call a carbon monoxide detector a carbon dioxide detector or label its supply as "CO2 detector" when it should be "CO detector" I am guessing your electrician thinks that any carbon monoxide produced will "fall through the gap in the loft hatch" and activate the alarm. As I said carbon monoxide will not do that but carbon dioxide would fall through the gap. (But not set off a carbon monoxide alarm) Carbon dioxide is what makes fizzy drinks fizzy. And is only lethal in large volumes Carbon monoxide is the product of improper combustion and is lethal in minute volumes.
  11. green-foam

    Manual Call Points & Addressable System

    I would take that further and say anyone who is NOT a fire alarm engineer gets a "Frosty reply"
  12. green-foam

    Manual Call Points & Addressable System

    If you could add non addressable call point to the system (I don't think you can) would that not defeat the whole idea of it being addressable? (You would not know which call point had been operated)
  13. I have to ask, what is this refillable air cylinder for, and what regulator and hoses have you got (what are they for)
  14. green-foam

    Smoke Alarm Faulty

    I would suggest this is more of a legal matter than anything else. My thought would be to ask them to look at your device and take it from there / seek legal advice.
  15. green-foam

    Can owner occupier remove smoke alarms?

    Poking wires back into the ceiling? what would happen if there was a fire? Nothing because you had poked the wires back in the ceiling, Do as Harry suggests change just the detectors and have peace of mind