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Smoke detector lag time?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by bluedogz, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Yeah . . . much more expensive if you have well water . . . typically you need to buy a couple of pressurized tanks which quickly adds up vs. doing the system off city water.

    Ah . . . the old fire grenades. Is this one empty or is it filled with salt water? Typically I see these with a red or green filled liquid which is typically carbon tetracholride -- which can be quite nasty to the nervous system -- not to mention that it can convert to phosgene gas when it comes in contact with high heat.

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  2. Lewiston

    Lewiston Burning Hunk

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    Nicely done! Salt water. My grandfather was one of the good ole boys at station #1 for most of his life in Madison, WI. He and my grandmother had some neat artifacts from various stations that were upgraded.
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I just thought of something else. Look for an interconnected alarm that is latching. That means that the detector that caused the trip has a light that blinks at a faster than usual rate. That helps to troubleshoot.

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