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Kidde Hardwired Smoke Alarm with Hush Button Feature

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[Home Depot] Kidde Hardwired Smoke Alarm with Hush Button Feature

Was looking to replace very old hardwired FireX smoke detectors. Found these to be the cheapest. On-line only. I ordered and shipped 3 to nearest store. They came within 3 days. Installation required plug harness replacement but everything was included. Replaced three units. These are hardwired.
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If you are near a Co-op hardware store (Alberta/Sask only I think) they have a $6.97 Kidde battery powered smoke alarm on sale until Feb 5
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fremmy wrote: If you are near a Co-op hardware store (Alberta/Sask only I think) they have a $6.97 Kidde battery powered smoke alarm on sale until Feb 5
Side note to everyone:

Remember that it is against code (ie. illegal, and can get you fined or potentially denied a claim) to replace a fire alarm that is hardwired with a battery only version (thus bypassing the wire’s function all together).

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flekr1 wrote: seems like a great deal except there is no battery back-up . and won't pass code for a new build "O. Reg 332/12 requires that smoke alarms have both constant power and battery backup. The battery backup must be sufficient to provide standby power for 7 days followed by 4 minutes of alarm."
(I believe this below is for new builds since 2015; check with your local Fire Department and/or Insurance company)
pkucera wrote: In Ontario now the code requires smoke detectors with strobes and annunciation due to the hearing and visually impaired. Typically smoke, strobe, CO with annunciation on every level such as the 3 in 1 Kidde and smoke strobe annunciation for bedrooms with the Kidde 2 in 1. There is currently no Nest smoke detector that is approved as it fails the strobe requirement. Inspectors in Toronto are failing them unless a newer product just came out. We install the Kidde systems all the time. They are not cheap, but current code.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/kidde- ... 1001020476
A bit more information:
https://www.oafc.on.ca/article/overview ... ugust-2017

Again, best to check with your local Fire Department and/or insurance company.
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Note, before installing, check to make sure the internal wires aren't touching any capacitors/resistors/etc. A few years back I had to replace one as it melted through the wires... I got lucky that it didn't cause a fire. Caught it only because the alarm was making an almost inaudible sound/buzzing. Emailed pics to manufacturer but they didn't give a hoot.

ps thanks op, checked & one is due for changing (last time IIRC it cost me over $50!)
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seems like a great deal except there is no battery back-up . and won't pass code for a new build "O. Reg 332/12 requires that smoke alarms have both constant power and battery backup. The battery backup must be sufficient to provide standby power for 7 days followed by 4 minutes of alarm."
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Also just checked... in 2018 NBC (in Saskatchewan) now requires hardwired smoke alarms on each "storey containing sleeping rooms, in each sleeping room and in the hallway outside the sleeping rooms" -- glad I checked as will be finishing basement with bedroom this year!

Edit: dang, fleckr is correct, new builds/renos require battery back up too. Note that it is recommended that older homes/alarms be updated but are not required to be...
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7things wrote: Was looking to replace very old hardwired FireX smoke detectors. Found these to be the cheapest. On-line only. I ordered and shipped 3 to nearest store. They came within 3 days. Installation required plug harness replacement but everything was included. Replaced three units. These are hardwired.
We did the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago. Exactly the same. Even were replacing old FireX smoke detectors and noticed these at a good discount so ordered 3 to nearest store. Took close to a month to arrive but when they arrived, all was expected. Easy to install and now we are complete again. Good deal!
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I found this in Costco located at Kirkham Dr, Markham ON
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Only after reading this thread did I realize by replacing two super old hardwired alarms with 10-year lithium battery ones that may be a code violation...

I guess I have to go buy hardwire + battery backup models which seems stupid since the 10 year lithium battery models are the least likely to have something to wrong?? I guess the only downside is that they are not interconnected
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choclover wrote: We did the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago. Exactly the same. Even were replacing old FireX smoke detectors and noticed these at a good discount so ordered 3 to nearest store. Took close to a month to arrive but when they arrived, all was expected. Easy to install and now we are complete again. Good deal!
I too, did same thing. Ordered 3 on Jan 10 for instore pickup here in Calgary. Received message on Jan 16 they were ready for pickup. Replaced the 15 year old units in our place, simple easy install
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In Ontario now the code requires smoke detectors with strobes and annunciation due to the hearing and visually impaired. Typically smoke, strobe, CO with annunciation on every level such as the 3 in 1 Kidde and smoke strobe annunciation for bedrooms with the Kidde 2 in 1. There is currently no Nest smoke detector that is approved as it fails the strobe requirement. Inspectors in Toronto are failing them unless a newer product just came out. We install the Kidde systems all the time. They are not cheap, but current code.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/kidde- ... 1001020476
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Had these at Oshawa Lowe's like 2 weeks ago I think. Carbon monoxide and smoke. Not sure if they're still there. I put them back when I found out they're wired. But they do have battery back up.
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pkucera wrote: In Ontario now the code requires smoke detectors with strobes and annunciation due to the hearing and visually impaired. Typically smoke, strobe, CO with annunciation on every level such as the 3 in 1 Kidde and smoke strobe annunciation for bedrooms with the Kidde 2 in 1. There is currently no Nest smoke detector that is approved as it fails the strobe requirement. Inspectors in Toronto are failing them unless a newer product just came out. We install the Kidde systems all the time. They are not cheap, but current code.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/kidde- ... 1001020476
Mom & Pop / Local stores have these for way cheaper. IIRC I paid $65~$75+HST a pop a year or so ago.

One of the units had an issue and Kiddie replaced free of charge. So they were legit in case anyone is wondering.
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ApocDeals wrote: Side note to everyone:

Remember that it is against code (ie. illegal, and can get you fined or potentially denied a claim) to replace a fire alarm that is hardwired with a battery only version (thus bypassing the wire’s function all together).
This might be an Ontario only situation. In trying to discern whether this applies in BC, I came across this: http://smithersfire.ca/faqs/
"Is it ok to replace existing permanently hardwired individual smoke alarms or electrically interconnected smoke alarms with battery powered smoke alarms?
Absolutely, battery operated smoke alarms work just as well and also will not fail if the power goes out in your home."
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ApocDeals wrote: Side note to everyone:

Remember that it is against code (ie. illegal, and can get you fined or potentially denied a claim) to replace a fire alarm that is hardwired with a battery only version (thus bypassing the wire’s function all together).
How about nest wired version? It only gets the power from the ceiling. Communication between two nest protect is wireless.
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smacd wrote: This might be an Ontario only situation. In trying to discern whether this applies in BC, I came across this: http://smithersfire.ca/faqs/
"Is it ok to replace existing permanently hardwired individual smoke alarms or electrically interconnected smoke alarms with battery powered smoke alarms?
Absolutely, battery operated smoke alarms work just as well and also will not fail if the power goes out in your home."
Sorry I should have mentioned my comment was in reference to Ontario; I’m not sure about other provinces.
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yashgandhi wrote: How about nest wired version? It only gets the power from the ceiling. Communication between two nest protect is wireless.
If you have a wire from your ceiling/behind your alarm, then you can only replace it with a wired version (in Ontario). I’m not entirely sure how the Nest Protect works, but it’s possible it does use the wire to communicate with other non-Nest Protect fire alarms.

You still couldn’t - for example - replace a wired fire alarm with A wired Nest Protect, and then replace the others with a battery version of the Nest Protect.

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