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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #32 - Aug 9th, 2008, 9:34am
 
Apparently not - I queried the wholesaler, who had recieved several complaints.
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #31 - Aug 7th, 2008, 5:52pm
 
that can't be right


surely that must have just been some error at packing????????????
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #30 - Aug 7th, 2008, 6:52am
 
I picked up four yesterday for a rewire we are doing, and was shocked to find they no longer come supplied with a PP3 battery!  They have not made them cheaper though!
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #28 - Jul 31st, 2008, 6:37pm
 
This one We pay around £8 I think
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #27 - Jul 30th, 2008, 10:33pm
 
I didn't think prices looked that bad maybe i am paying to much for my aico stuff??????????????
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #26 - Jul 30th, 2008, 6:53am
 
The PP3's in the aico are battery backup, only ever being used when the mains fails.

I have not ever had to change a PP3 in a mains smoke.

They do do lithium cells instead of the battery, and these stay charged, but they cost so much more!
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #25 - Jul 29th, 2008, 9:26pm
 
Cos I am cheeky ferker Woodlice - how long have you 'known' me?

But batteries!! I mean who woud want batteries in a thing like an alarm FFS. They go flat (like Mrs W  Grin). That is me in the dog house big time  :-D

I agree sod the wireless alarm. Go for a bloody great big klaxon on the outside, I promise you that one I linked to WILL wake you up Woody (and Mrs. Woody, and the cat and the dog and the goldfish)  Wink
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #24 - Jul 29th, 2008, 9:05pm
 
The radio bases have a relay in them that you can use for the external sounder you mentioned, negating the need to radio link to the house.

There is also a bog standard relay base available which is cheaper than the radio version, although I cannot find one on line.
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #23 - Jul 29th, 2008, 8:58pm
 
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The ones with the PP3 are just fine though.


Well they would be if anyone other than Woodlice were involved  Grin


Cheeky sod, but erm you could be right. Grin

Lec you are right these things are bloody expensive, even for me Roll Eyes it's the radio linking that bangs the price up.

Thanks, I really apreciate your offer to get them trade, but I am not completely convinced they will work with my house. I need to put the unit somewhere in the hall, when I mentioned fitting it in the kitchen or living room (nearest the workshop) I was given one of those looks by Mrs W that freeze stone.

With the cost of all these units I can probably get a specialist in to wire the system for not a lot more, perhaps I should try to get a quote.
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #22 - Jul 29th, 2008, 8:01pm
 
Lectrician wrote on Jul 29th, 2008, 7:40pm:
The ones with the PP3 are just fine though.


Well they would be if anyone other than Woodlice were involved  Grin
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #21 - Jul 29th, 2008, 7:40pm
 
Just seen their prices  Shocked

I can get a quote for you if you want, and you can pay me...

The ones with the rechargeable batteries are more expensive than the ones which have a 9v PP3.  The ones with the PP3 are just fine though.
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #20 - Jul 29th, 2008, 7:34pm
 
They have them here.

The radio base has a relay base in the same unit.
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #19 - Jul 29th, 2008, 5:55pm
 
Phew!
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #18 - Jul 29th, 2008, 5:05pm
 
Thanks Lec, that is probably the best way to go. I'm covered either way if I fit the wireless and a relay unit.

PS The reason I think wireless doesn't work is that the DECT phones only work in adjacent rooms and the wireless broadband, despite being one of the more powerful transmiters, only just works one room away.


And Ray, the job offer is off. I wouldn't employ anyone with such low aspirations Roll Eyes Grin
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #17 - Jul 29th, 2008, 4:25pm
 
Thanks for putting the thread back on track Lec.

I agree wireless IS the way to go they MUST work Woodlice how can they not? They are not reliant on Crystal Palace giving you a good signal  Wink
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Re: Fire/smoke alarm for workshop
Reply #16 - Jul 29th, 2008, 4:17pm
 
I would go for the aico with a couple RF bases.  I reckon you would be suprised who far they can be used - even with thick walls.

You can get relay bases for the aico too.  You could use this base to trigger a 240v siren or something if you wanted.  They also do a wall switch for test/silence.

It would not be to BS5839, but I don't think that is an issue for you....
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