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  1. Hi Martin, yes it is, just email service@safelincs.co.uk Harry
  2. Hi Darren, As long as the base plate is in good condition and your wiring is sound you can just buy the replacement head. Harry
  3. Ei141 still beeps after battery replacement

    Hi Darren, It sounds like a wiring Issue. If you switch the mains supply off it will probably stop flashing. You will need to check the interlink cable. Harry
  4. Battery life warranty

    Hi Simon, not sure which suppliers you are referring to. Safelincs, for example, offers free extended 5 year warranty for non-maintained emergency lights. We also do not offer battery warranty for 5 years. We see this similar to smoke alarms, where the manufacturers offer eg a ten year warranty, even though the normal alkaline batteries have to be replace every year or two. Harry
  5. Setting up as fire protection company

    Hi Protect Safelincs would be happy to support you both with trade extinguishers but also the extinguisher servicing tools you might need. The extinguisher servicing equipment is sold by our daughter company Actfire. Trade prices for extinguishers are dealt with by Sarah at sarah@safelincs.co.uk The Ultrafire water mist extinguishers are kitemarked and suitable for various classes of fire (A, B, C and F). However, there are limitations as for everything. For industrial kitchens with deep fat fryers you still need wet chemical extinguishers and for server rooms I would still recommend CO2 extinguishers. While the water mist extinguishers have a broad application, their fire fighting capability is lower than those of powder and foam extinguishers. While this does not really matter in offices, schools, housing etc, I would still recommend powder and foams for larger industrial applications. Any questions, please let us know Harry
  6. Ei141 still beeps after battery replacement

    Hi Mark These tools come free with every easichange smoke alarm purchased. You can also use a small flat blade screw driver. Harry
  7. Hi, what model of alarm do you have? I will try to find out more for you. Harry
  8. Email received and gap gauges sent :-)
  9. Hi GazMart As fire doors have to be fitted with very small tolerances (gaps have to be 2-4mm on top and sides) working in half inches makes it difficult to answer your question. Anyway, the amount that can be trimmed on modern fire doors is sadly very limited, as the lipping (the wood strip fitted around the door) is an essential part of the fire door during fire testing. Each door set type that a manufacturer produces and has tested, has gradually some of the lipping trimmed during repeated fire tests til the fire door eventually fails. This determines how much lipping can be trimmed safely. So, each fire door comes with a different permitted maximum amount of lipping removal and it is only small amounts that can be trimmed these days without risking invalidating a fire door. Where does this leave you? Assuming that the frame is of sufficient fire resistance in itself, you need to measure the opening of the frame, deduct 3mm on each side which gives you the door leave you want and order that size of fire door. This can be done easily online. Fire door retailers are set up to deal with made-to-measure fire doors, which are then ready to be hung with minimal trimming. Harry
  10. Hi, while Ultrafire water mist extinguishers are very much suitable for A, B, C, F and electrical fires, they have indeed only a small number of ratings displayed on the front of the extinguisher. This is due to restrictions in existing standards that limit the display of ratings for water based extinguishers for gas (Class C) and liquid fires (Class B). That said, the B class of water mist is actually rated but has to be shown in the text on the right hand side of the extinguisher! For example, the 3 ltr water mist has a 13B rating (stated in the text on the right hand side of the extinguisher). The 1ltr version falls below the sizes/rating of water extinguishers currently permitted for testing in class A. On the other hand the 3ltr version, which does not have this size restriction, is rated 8A, 13B, 25F plus electrical. It will be a while before the test standard will be updated to allow the testing of water mist for gas fires (Class C). Water mist is actually one of the best extinguishers for gas flames. So, while a 1 litre water mist is clearly not as powerful as a 2 litre foam extinguishers, it has a broader capability than most foams which cannot be used on C, F or electrical fires. Harry
  11. Hi Hannah, first step is to check the age of the alarm. If it is more than ten years old, it needs replacement. If the alarm is less than ten years old, vacuum around the openings of the alarm with a soft brush attachment. Change the battery as well. If all of this does not help, it might be a product fault (the manual unfortunately does not help greatly). If the product is less than 5 years old you are covered by warranty. In this case contact the retailer where you bought the product from or contact Sprue, the general distributor for the UK. If you need a new SA200BUK, these can be purchased here. Harry
  12. Extinguisher cover

    Hi Izak, yes, you are being conned! There is no reason in your case to change your cover (unless you are storing flammable liquids!). A lot of servicing engineers pay bonuses based on additional sales by the engineers. Hence the sales pressure! Harry
  13. Change battery in Kidde smoke alarm?

    Hi Helen, a number of videos showing the removal of mains powered smoke alarms batteries are found here Harry
  14. CO alarm beeping

    Hi, I would take this very serious. If the alarm does not stop alarming you might indeed have a dangerous CO level in your house. You can find out by taking the alarm and yourself outside and by waiting 5 minutes outside. If the alarm stops, this would be another indication that there could be a dangerous CO level. In that case, get everybody outside, open all windows and call Who to Call If You Experience Carbon Monoxide From An Appliance Gas Emergency Services: 0800 111 999 Oftec (oil) - 0845 658 HETAS (solid fuel) - 0845 634 5626 If you do not think that you need to call the national helpline then you should call a Gas Safe registered engineer to come and check your appliances immediately. Harry
  15. Ei141 still beeps after battery replacement

    Hi Peter, Heat will not set off an Ei141 smoke alarm. The false alarms you experienced are probably caused by dust, fibres, a cobweb or an insect inside the smoke chamber. It is just down to the normal wear and tear of the alarms and contamination of the smoke chambers over the years. This is the reason that we recommend replacing the alarms after ten years in service, in order to avoid false alarms. Harry
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