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Can you use no more nails for smoke alarms?

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We have recently bought Ei smoke alarms but we are not sure how to put them up as my husband says that they can't go anywhere on the ceiling but have to be attached to the rafters. As we don't know where the refters are we have seven smoke alarms sitting in a box as we are afraid to drill holes in ceiling. Can you use No More Nails? Thank you for any advice you can offer.

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There are a couple of problems with any type of adhesive fixing.

1) When you have to take the fixed item down, you find it is still stuck to the surface and will not move without damaging the surface to which it is fixed.

2) Any self adhesive tape etc will after time "dry out" and have no adhesion.

I would suggest that you use "hollow wall" fixings, which you can get at any D.I.Y, store.

I personally like these, Click here

In your case, when its time to change the detectors you can undo the bolts (With a screwdriver) take the detector down, put the bolts through the new detector and tighten the bolts up, securing the new detector. No damage caused to anything.

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