Originally Posted by tinkerreknit
I'm surprised that my slide seal was wide enough to accommodate a smoke detector. The detector spent a night outside with a little rain. I tested it repeatedly and it seems fine, but I think I might replace it anyway.
Me, too. It kind of makes sense from a production aspect because it makes the job of installing or removing the slide a lot easier if the hole in the wall is so big.
I installed a Nest Protect 2 talking detector that detects both smoke and carbon monoxide. Rather than a shrill BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP it says "Smoke detected in the kitchen"or "Carbon monoxide detected in the kitchen", neither of which it has ever done except when testing, unlike that over-sensitive beeping thing.
I use those in the house on all levels because they will wirelessly talk to each other. For example, in the middle of the night a detection in the basement will cause all detectors to announce the same message.
Even worse are carbon monoxide (CO) detectors that just beep. Those were the bane of my existence when responding to CO calls with a fire department. I also carry a $25 Kidde CO detector with a digital readout of the amount: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kidde-Bat...B-LPM/16930277