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  1. gazdkw82
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    gazdkw82 Trainee Trainee Access

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    I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones.

    I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've never done a fire alarm detectors before.

    On that note, any recommendations for a detector?
     
  2. Pete999
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    Are you talking smoke / heat detectors Gaz? Can you not just come off the nearest light fitting? or is your intention to form a new circuit for these detectors?
     
  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    start drilling through it then .
     
  4. Diver233
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    Diver233 Fire alarms

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    Is it a commercial or domestic premise?
     
  5. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    They won't be interconnected if you take it off 2 separate lights, you will require a 3core and earth between the detectors
     
  6. Pete999
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    Yes I realise that, hence my question to Gaz.
     
  7. Pete999
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    Good question.
     
  8. gazdkw82
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    Domestic property. It's my house :)

    I'm talking smoke detectors.

    Do they have to be linked?
     
  9. Flash
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    Flash EF Member

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    I would suggest the aico 3000 series using the radio link or smart link, they don't have to be interlinked if it is just an upgrade but what price do you put on your life??
     
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  10. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    They don't have to be linked, or even mains fed. You have options for interlinking too with either hard wired or radio linked.

    My personal preference is Aico as a brand, and I supply the 160 series for customers which have a 10 year sealed lithium rechargeable battery.
     
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  11. gazdkw82
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    I want to have them mains fed.

    I planned to take the downstairs one from the living room ceiling Rose and the upstairs one from the upstairs landing light rose
     
  12. Vortigern
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    What about the kitchen heat and Carbon monoxide combined?
     
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  13. gazdkw82
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    gazdkw82 Trainee Trainee Access

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    Already have a heat detector in the kitchen

    And have monoxide for living room and upstairs room because we have a stove
     
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  14. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    If interlinking with a cable then you only need one detector to be powered as the power to the others is supplied by the interlink cable. If using two independently fed detectors you could wirelessly interlink them.
     
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  15. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    I think I would consider combined for those locations (with stove). Is the boiler in the kitchen?
     
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