Random chirping from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Re: Random chirping from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:05 pm

Demented wrote:After double checking everything, it turned out that the "new" batteries were not quite new as they were supposed to be since my volt meter showed them having low voltage. I also forgot about the smoke detector in the stairwell that also needed a new battery. After checking and replacing batteries, the carbon monoxide detector was throwing the random chirp so off to Lowes I went. Picked up a new detector and all is now quiet. I guess the old one was no longer usable since the I haven't heard a thing from the new.


I believe that for lower levels of CO the detectors can take up to 4 hours to respond to its presence. The higher the concentration, the faster they are supposed to respond.
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Re: Random chirping from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:21 pm

Nice demented, ain't it grand when a plan comes together. :) Make sure you hit that test button every couple weeks.
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