|Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] in the hands of god, we are all...
On 03/22/2015 04:22 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> If hypothetically it were necessary to yank a smoke detector battery to
> shut up a false alarm from cooking, I'd make a particular point of
> putting it back when I'm done cooking.
FWIW, mine doesn't have a battery. But if the average joe keeps pulling
the device off the wall and putting it back, 2x a day, it will not work
in short order.
They are not designed well...largely because they are more concerned
with making money on mandates then producing usable goods.
> I'm sure (even though I've not tested this) that a smoke detector moved
> to 3' off the ground will still sound from smoke filling the corridor
> from a real fire.
> If my house were mostly populated by short people instead of my 5' 11"
> Scandinavian self and my mesomorph wife and mother-in-law, I'd remount
> all smoke detectors to within people's reach.
You can't reach my ceilings either, which is weird because they are
actually lower than my old house, but still much taller than my standing
on a tall bar stool. Are they 13 feet high ??