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Kidde Battery Operated Photoelectric Combination Smoke and CO Detector with Voice Alert $19.84 (reg. $53.82)

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[Home Depot] Kidde Battery Operated Photoelectric Combination Smoke and CO Detector with Voice Alert $19.84 (reg. $53.82)

Found this while checking stocktracker.

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=hd&sku=1000788616


Selling at other retailers for $50.99 to $59.99.
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Good find, thanks for posting it.
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Can’t be hardwired.

But nice find, OP.
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Fantastic deal! Bought 3 for my new (old haha) house. Great timing, thanks op. I wonder if these will come with batteries too?
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skinnydoggy wrote: Fantastic deal! Bought 3 for my new (old haha) house. Great timing, thanks op. I wonder if these will come with batteries too?
Oooo! Looks like they come with a good quality battery, bonus!
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This is photoelectric only. For those who don't know there are 2 types: Photoelectric and Ionization.

Photoelectric: This type is more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering, such as a cigarette burning in a couch or bedding.

Ionization: This type responds more quickly to flaming fires with smaller combustion particles, such as paper burning.

Usually, you want both types in your house and it depends where you put them. In the kitchen, you want this one as you will get less false alarm.

Also, some smoke detector have both types.

You can read more on that here: "Photoelectric vs Ionization Smoke Alarms" https://support.firstalert.com/s/article/photo-vs-ion

I care because I am new father. I don't go cheap when it's about the safety of my kid. That said, this one is not cheap, but understand what you buy :)
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Hughen wrote: This is photoelectric only. For those who don't know there are 2 types: Photoelectric and Ionization.

Photoelectric: This type is more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering, such as a cigarette burning in a couch or bedding.

Ionization: This type responds more quickly to flaming fires with smaller combustion particles, such as paper burning.

Usually, you want both types in your house and it depends where you put them. In the kitchen, you want this one as you will get less false alarm.

Also, some smoke detector have both types.

You can read more on that here: "Photoelectric vs Ionization Smoke Alarms" https://support.firstalert.com/s/article/photo-vs-ion

I care because I am new father. I don't go cheap when it's about the safety of my kid. That said, this one is not cheap, but understand what you buy :)
According to the spec, this is actually an ionization-only smoke detector. (Edit: This seems to be an error on the HD website.)

But otherwise, you make an excellent point about having both types of detectors.
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Are these good for use in campervans? I'm looking to convert my cargovan into a camper and will need some sort of CO detector since I will be sleeping in it.
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Check your local bylaws.
In Montreal, the smoke detector from this thread would not be legal.

"All residential buildings that were built before 1985 must now have a removable smoke alarm powered by a non-removable lithium battery with a lifespan of 10 years."

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Aside from price I thought CO always had to be near the ground? Is it as “effectiv if it’s on ceiling ?
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Nice I'm going to replacement my current cheap kidde from Costco with these .
Thanks op!
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Jucius Maximus wrote: According to the spec, this is actually an ionization-only smoke detector. (Edit: This seems to be an error on the HD website.)

But otherwise, you make an excellent point about having both types of detectors.
If yuo look closely directly at the packaging, it is an photoeletrcic one, look at the top of the packaging just under the Kidde logo, photoelectric highlited in green

There is a lot of mistakes in the item description details on this page, they say hardwired and ionisation, and directly on the poackage they say battery operated, batteries included (and you can see the included battery) and photoelectric... Looks like a description of another item!
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I assume most CO detectors plug into the wall because they need the power, so I worry that this CO detector will be annoying and eat batteries :O
simplypop wrote: Aside from price I thought CO always had to be near the ground? Is it as “effectiv if it’s on ceiling ?
CO comes from the source and then mixes with the air, it doesn't rise or fall on its own. You can google that
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Loomy wrote: I assume most CO detectors plug into the wall because they need the power, so I worry that this CO detector will be annoying and eat batteries :O



CO comes from the source and then mixes with the air, it doesn't rise or fall on its own. You can google that
Yea I thought it’s more sense so that’s why it’s lower to ground which is traditionally CO been plug in on the plugs next to ground.

Wonder if they are combining now a days because of price cheaper and “less effective”
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Loomy wrote: I assume most CO detectors plug into the wall because they need the power, so I worry that this CO detector will be annoying and eat batteries :O
These 9V batteries will last for years and years, assuming you aren't always causing smoke and draining the batteries.
But DON'T FORGET to test your alarms regularly as per your smoke alarms' manuals.

Interestingly, when I bought my current home, the home inspector report recommended installing all new smoke alarms even though this home is a recent build. I speculate this is more of a liability thing, like when auto shops tell you to come back after 20 km to torque your lug nuts.
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simplypop wrote: Yea I thought it’s more sense so that’s why it’s lower to ground which is traditionally CO been plug in on the plugs next to ground.

Wonder if they are combining now a days because of price cheaper and “less effective”
with so many fire incidents, and silent killer co, it's better to have both on the safe side and should not be cheap out on these life-saving devices. plug in usually go on sale at Costco a few times a year.

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