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  1. The batteries inside will keep them going fo a while. Why don't you replace the mains alarms? They are easy enough to replace. What model alarms do you have?
  2. Hi, one of the most common ecacuation chairs is the Evac+Chair range. We checked this out for you: Evac+Chair don’t state a recommended mounting height but they do make an official floor stand which is around 70 cm tall making the chair hang 5 – 10cm from the floor. When hanging the chair on the wall with brackets we would recommend to hang the chair with a clearance of 10 to 30 cm underneath, to avoid contact when cleaning the floor, with an absolute maximum of 50cm from the floor, so that the weight of the chair can be comfortably handled. Also, the lower the chair is mounted, the lower the chances of damage should it be dropped while someone is picking it off the brackets. Harry
  3. Hi Angie, here is a link to a page about cleaning up after an extinguisher has been discharged. Harry
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    Hi Amanda The alarm could be triggered by dust of very small insects. Try to vacuum it out with the brush attachment to remove particles. Also check that the smoke alarm is no older than 10 years. After 10 years the alarm should be replaced. Harry
  5. Hi, the closest instruction video for a removal of a Kidde Firex smoke alarm is here Harry
  6. Hi Tamzin You probably could get away with powder, although my biggest worry would be the impact on your operation if it was ever set off (accidentally for example). I assume that the powder would cause you major issues with your clean up and the next few painting jobs. I would go for foam or de-ionised water mist. The latter, while not as powerful as some foams, is the one with the broadest application (burning gas, liquid, electrics) and leaves no deposit whatsoever. https://www.safelincs.co.uk/ultrafire-water-mist-fire-extinguishers/ I cannot see the use of CO2 in your specific case. Kind Regards Harry
  7. Hi Meady, if you cannot explain why it is important to commission extinguishers, you cannot expect the customer to follow your recommendations. The FRA man is correct, it is only regarded as best practice to commission extinguishers. Harry
  8. Hi Mike This might just be a low battery. There is an instruction video showing how to replace the battery in a Ei141 Harry
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    Hi Powder extinguishers are great for generators, vehicles etc, however, they are now frowned-upon for indoor use, as they can drastically reduce visibility and can cause harm through inhalation. They are also costly to clean up after (relevant if there is any risk of misuse or vandalism). For indoor use, foam, water and water mist are now the most common extinguishers, with CO2 still supplied for high voltage applications and server rooms. For typical office use with electrical equipment you should use extinguishers that have been tested dielectrically to 34,000 Volt. This applies to some foams and water mist extinguishers with de-ionised water. Harry
  10. Hi If the alarm beeos every 45 seconds try this 1. Check the fuse for the power circuit for that alarm 2. Gently vacuum around the alarm 3. Replace the battery 4. Have a qualified electrician inspect the wiring for the alarm 5. Contact the manufacturer for further advice or return to the retailer if within warranty period In case you have to replace here a link to the BRK 660MBX. Harry
  11. Hi, when the alarm is removed, the base plate design is such that there is very little possibility to come in contact with the electrical elements. With the unit being on the ceiling there is also little chance of a child poking a screw driver into the alarm base plate. Maybe you could temporarily cover the base with a piece of cardbard while you are waiting for your new alarm. Harry
  12. Hi Craig, to question 1) The easichange alarms are 'modern' smoke alarms with re-chargeable lithium longlife batteries as backup and not just a re-production of the old Ei150 series alarms. As far as the visible footprint of the old units is concerned, you receive with the easichange pack also a cover plate to hide the old marks where they are not covered by the replacement alarm. to question 2) You are correct about the wiring: brown is live, white is interconnection, blue is neutral, and there’s another blue wire that forms a loop on the plug which works as the battery activation / deactivation. Of course we still recommend that installation / replacement is done by a qualified electrician. Harry
  13. Hi Krystal, if the zip tie is designed so that it breaks easily when the door is opened, then this is common practice to detect abuse of fire exits. Harry
  14. Hi Mark, if the alarm is over 10 years old, it sadly needs replacing. You can fit a genuine EI replacement alarm without an electrician, though. Harry
  15. Hi Chris Is this a combination smoke/CO alarm from Kidde 10SCO? Harry
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