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Old 05-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Overly sensitive smoke detector

Okay, when I burned the toast and it was black, with smoke billowing out of the toaster, I understood why the smoke detector went off.
Now it's ridiculous. Yesterday I made normal non-burned toast and the thing still screamed. That's overly sensitive if you ask me. What's up with that?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Try bagels! If you have a can of compressed air like for cleaning keyboards, take the cover off and blow it out. Might not fix it but it worked once before on a house smoke detector.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Okay, thanks. I'll try to blow out the smoke detector. I like cooking outside, but don't want to be utterly banished to cooking outside either.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Found with ours it was as much the location (too close to the kitchen area) as it was sensitive to smoke. Found that the heat from just the stove being on would sometimes set it off. We moved it further away from where heat generation would be an issue.
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I'm not a smoke detector official (is there such a thing?), but is the battery old?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Our smoke detector is sensitive, also. Even with the range hood fan going, and the vent open beside the smoke detector to pull air in through that, the detector still goes off right when the bacon is ready. Who ever is not cooking at the time is ready with a towel to fan that puppy.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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Our smoke detector is sensitive, also. Even with the range hood fan going, and the vent open beside the smoke detector to pull air in through that, the detector still goes off right when the bacon is ready. Who ever is not cooking at the time is ready with a towel to fan that puppy.
Glad to see someone else has the same situation. I always just figured it was my cooking. Our joke is the smoke alarm is to let you know when dinner (or breakfast) is ready. I
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Mine goes off just about every time I cook, it even went off this last weekend just from smoke from the fire coming in the open door. Then ceiling in my unit is around 6'5" tall and the smoke detector is in the middle of the camper in front of the door about 4ft from the stove\oven. I just take it down and pop the battery out when it goes off, not a big deal.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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Our goes off ALL the time!!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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Wow! A whole community of overly-sensitive smoke detectors.
Sorry to hear I'm not alone. Sure makes cooking inside a drag.
There's my excuse!
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