Help, Im in Chirping Hell


Old 04-18-19, 04:49 PM
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Help, Im in Chirping Hell

Had my basement finished 3 years ago. Now we have a fire alarm that is chirping for low battery inside the ceiling.

I really dont want to start knocking holes in the ceiling but I'm concerned if I cut the tethered electic line to where I think the original basement alarm is located, it will trigger all alarms in the rest of the house.

Any ideas?
Old 04-18-19, 06:37 PM
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If it's the last detector on the interconnected circuit, then you can simply break the connection at the next closest detector, and move on. However, given that you say it's in the basement, I suspect that it's probably the _first_ in the loop leading to all the others in the house.

I honestly think that you may have to resign yourself to remembering about where this detector is, and cutting a neat hole so you can remove the detector from the circuit.

(Pro tip: You should _never_ have inaccessible electrical boxes behind finished drywall. HUGE fire hazard...)

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