Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hi Emma, Safelincs itself offers fire doors made to measure for existing apertures. You can also select panelled fire door leaves to match existing older doors. Harry
  2. Safelincs

    beeping smoke alarm

    Hi John Please make sure there is no other alarm in the vicinity. It would be unusual for the alarm to beep every 5 minutes. It is only beeping every 40 seconds when eg the battery is low, so there is probably a different alarm with low battery nearby. Maybe a carbon monoxide alarm. Harry
  3. Safelincs

    Firex smoke alarm replacement

    Hi John see https://www.safelincs.co.uk/replacement-smoke-alarms/ the 14th product down. The KF10 smoke alarm replaces the PAR230C Harry
  4. Safelincs

    beeping smoke alarm

    Hi, I am afraid, the only way to stop the low battery warning is to replace the batteries. For this the alarm's head needs to be twisted off the base to get to the battery. Harry
  5. Safelincs

    CO dector went off then stopped

    Hi If this carbon monoxide alarm is a Fireangel CO9D alarm with digital display, it records peak carbon monoxide (also shortened to 'CO') levels which can be queried by pressing the Test button. It displays the highest recording and then resets itself. Your alarm is telling you that it recorded 227ppm which is high. I would avoid using the gas dryer until you have found out whether it is leaking any CO gas into the building. Harry
  6. Hi Daniel A distressing situation! I am glad for you that no serious damage was caused. One solution are anti-arson letterboxes which will safely hold burning materials and liquids coming through the letterbox. These are made from non-flammable materials and some of them have integrated extinguishers to extinguish the fire. Kind Regards Harry
  7. Safelincs

    beeping smoke alarm

    Hi Andy Do you know the model or can you send a photo, please, and I will try to help. Harry
  8. Hi Rob, how old are the units, please? What does the sticker on the say re replacement date? Harry
  9. Safelincs

    Fire alarm went off

    Hi Elisa I assume this is in a domestic property. I would expect either the alarms being too old (please check the replacement date on them) or there being a tiny spider or a bit of dust in the alarm. It helps sometimes to use the vacuum around the openings of the alarm to resolve this. If you let me know the model of the alarm or send a photo via this platform I might be able to help better. Harry
  10. Hi, Maybe it was a short term spike. If it was a Fireangel digital CO alarm you can get a peak reading by pressing the test/mode button. This should hopefully also show zero. Certain chemicals can also set off a CO alarm (new floor screed, vented car/boat batteries being charged etc). Check the replacement date as well to make sure the alarm is not overdue for replacement. What model alarm do you have? Harry
  11. Hi Linda To use a Dorgard (a fire door retainer), you still require a fire door closer. The Dorgard only holds the fire door open against the pressure from the door closer. When the Dorgard hears the fire alarm it releases the fire door and allows the door closer to shut the door. Harry
  12. Safelincs

    Mr Gordon Davies

    Hi Gordon It sounds as if new fire doors have been fitted into existing frames, which is not always advisable, and the result in your case is clearly insufficient. You need to draw attention to this problem, as the fire doors might not offer the period of fire protection they were designed for. Harry
  13. Safelincs

    Mr Gordon Davies

    Hi Gordon I assume this large gap is on the top or sides of the door? The gap gauge is not used for the space underneath the fire door. If this large gap is around the sides and top there is indeed a problem and the doors are most likely incorrectly fitted. Harry
  14. Safelincs

    Ei 151 Beeping

    Hi Dave, the date shown is the replacement date. If you have several alarms in your house but not all have been replaced yet, the oldest alarm might be developing a fault and is setting all alarms off that are connected to it. How can you know that the existing alarms are correctly connected: if all alarms went off during the night this would evidence that they are wire linked (the EI150 series did not have RF connection option). The replacement smoke alarms for the Ei150 series are using the same cable system and will interact with all other Ei alarms in the network, however, the connector blocks between the alarms and the wiring in the ceiling are different, so have to be replaced. All mains powered work these days has to be carried out by an electrician, I am afraid. Harry
  15. Safelincs

    Top opening escape windows

    Hi No, the window will not give sufficient support for the escape ladder. You need to either break the lower double glazing with a hammer or special escape hammer by hitting the corners of the pane (never hit the center, as the hammer will bounce back and could injure you). Alternatively you can install a bar above the window onto which an escape ladder is hooked in an emergency. Please note that the bar has to be fitted with the bolts ABOVE the bar. Harry