Clause 61: The Pushback Blog

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Smoke Detectors Made Difficult

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When the smoke detector battery starts to fail, the smoke detector starts beeping very loudly. This can interfere with your ability to sleep. The manufacturer intended that.

Evidently, the previous owners of the house confronted this issue. They weren’t always good at getting the smoke detector down in such a way as to be able to get it back up as designed. No worries: Glue it back up. By the time the battery wears down again, we will have sold the house and it will be the new owners’ problem how to get in there and change the battery.

Superglue tab A into slot B.

Superglue tab A into slot B. It will stay attached after that.

I know that they encountered the issue before. The house has about ten smoke detectors. I found one upstairs that was badly taped to the mounting fixture.

The purpose of this post is to express my gratitude for their forethought.

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Written by srojak

February 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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