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[Lowe's] First Alert Battery-Powered Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Photoelectric Sensor $26.38 (code Michele10 if buying 2)

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[Lowe's] First Alert Battery-Powered Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Photoelectric Sensor $26.38 (code Michele10 if buying 2)

First Alert Battery-Powered Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Photoelectric Sensor $26.38 Starting Oct. 24.

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Thanks op.

Most smoke detectors are ionization sensor.

It's good to have some photoelectric in the stable.
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icemasta wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2019 7:56 am
I bought the Costco Kiddie 2 pack the other day (https://www.costco.ca/Kidde-10-Year-Bat ... 78204.html). Buying two of these would be roughly $20 cheaper, is this a better buy or am I missing something?
The Kidde ones at Costco have more features: voice warning system, and a sealed, 10 year battery (lithium) that never needs replacement. The First Alert one at Lowes is slimmer (half the depth of standard detectors) so it blends in with your decor.
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ahoroba wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2019 8:32 am
The Kidde ones at Costco have more features: voice warning system, and a sealed, 10 year battery (lithium) that never needs replacement. The First Alert one at Lowes is slimmer (half the depth of standard detectors) so it blends in with your decor.
10 year battery as a must for me, great feature!
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would these battery one operate fine where a wired detector is currently installed?

Also since we have a 17 yr older home, we don't have one in each room rather each level, could these be installed within popcorn celining either by drilling the plate or by using one of those 3m tape?
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Damn you OP. "Going to pick up a couple just to add some more CO detectors around the house.
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Question: Smoke detector is mounted on the ceiling and CO detector suppose plug near to the floor.
So this combine model can handle the CO detection up on the ceiling?
It must work otherwise it wont sell in the market. Anyone can explain. Thanks.
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icemasta wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2019 7:56 am
I bought the Costco Kiddie 2 pack the other day (https://www.costco.ca/Kidde-10-Year-Bat ... 78204.html). Buying two of these would be roughly $20 cheaper, is this a better buy or am I missing something?
I am not sure which one is a better deal, but if you sign up for email you will get code for $10 off $50 purchase. $26.38 x 2 is $52.76-$10.
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TorontoEh wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2019 9:38 am
would these battery one operate fine where a wired detector is currently installed?

Also since we have a 17 yr older home, we don't have one in each room rather each level, could these be installed within popcorn celining either by drilling the plate or by using one of those 3m tape?
When my hardwired detectors expired, I replaced them with a 10 yr battery version. Turns out the mounting plate is different so I used 3m double sided tape. It should also include hardware for drilling into ceiling as well
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HappyValley1 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2019 10:26 am
Question: Smoke detector is mounted on the ceiling and CO detector suppose plug near to the floor.
So this combine model can handle the CO detection up on the ceiling?
It must work otherwise it wont sell in the market. Anyone can explain. Thanks.
The "optimal placement of CO detectors being at lower height" is just some old internet myth that was debunked many years ago.
CO (carbon monoxide) diffuses evenly inside the house. Studies showed that placement doesn't matter for CO detectors, as long as you're avoiding air pockets and drafts. However, if a unit is a combination "CO and smoke" alarm, the unit should always be placed on the ceiling, which is the optimum location for the "smoke" detecting component.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21536403
https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english ... QandA.html
https://support.google.com/googlenest/a ... 2?hl=en-CA
https://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide
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There were some bad reviews on that Costco one.
Just changed batteries on a First alert combo I had for 5 years and does not seem to be working.
May pick up one of these.
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remember that some city require 10-Year Battery for smoke detectors, if the fire dept passes by and notices that you don't have one you will receive a notice to replace them,
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Use promo code Michele10 to save $10 if purchase over $50.
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I have smoke + co2 alarm. (Wired+ battery backup)on each floor. Do i need this all 3 bedroom? Im in ontario

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