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May 17, 2016
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I bought a carbon monoxide alarm for the van but before I go to screw it to the wall I want to find out what this is?

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This is situated on the wall as appose to the ceiling.

I originally thought it was a smoke detector that didn't work but I had a look in the back of it and the battery was disconnected, pressed the test button and the alarm works so.....

Is it indeed a smoke detector or is it a carbon monoxide alarm?

Also why is there a component inside it with a radioactive sticker on it? Will any children I have be graced with the proper amount of fingers, toes and eyes?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Carbon monoxide detectors have a finite life and you don't know how old that is, if it is indeed a CO detector.
It could be past its use by date so as you have a new one just bin it and fit the new one.

The radioactive bit is just the detection method and you won't grow another head.

Would smoke alarms have the radioactive bitty? If not then we can settle that his is a Carbon Monoxide alarm surely?
 

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Would smoke alarms have the radioactive bitty? If not then we can settle that his is a Carbon Monoxide alarm surely?
It's a smoke detector, they have the tiny radioactive bit. Carbon monoxide detectors don't have anything radioactive in them. :)

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So now you need to buy a Radioactivity Detector. You can probably get one from Amazon. Certainly on flea bay.:xgrin:
 
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Many years ago when I worked for Castrol, they did an offer on packs of GTX that let you get a smoke detector with proof of purchase. One of the guys in purchasing had to apply for a special licence to allow the company to "deal in radioactive substances", so on that note, I'd agree with it being a smoke detector.
 

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More than toes wet now!
Given it's location (Eberdeen) it's a money detector. No wonder it's no workin'!:rolleyes:
To confirm this unzip your lead lined pocket (this defeats the the radioactive components in the alarm) and take your wallet oot. Make sure you've put your earplugs in first though!:eek:

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Given it's location (Eberdeen) it's a money detector. No wonder it's no workin'!:rolleyes:
To confirm this unzip your lead lined pocket (this defeats the the radioactive components in the alarm) and take your wallet oot. Make sure you've put your earplugs in first though!:eek:

heehee top bantz ;)
 
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Don't forget that you will be needing a gas detector too.
Just for those nights on aires in that dodgy French land. :xlaugh:

Richard.

There's so many holes and gaps in my van they would be more likely to knock themselves out :xgrin:
 
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Some of the better smoke alarms are optical and not radioactive. However if it has a radioactive sticker it does suggest it can only be a smoke alarm.

Whilst working for a local authority I bought a few thousand smoke alarms. Because of the quantity we were subject to special regulations concerning their storage. The only suitable place we could find was in the nuclear bunker under the offices, so that is where they were stored. It appealed to my sense of humour that there was more radiation in the bunker than outside it. Even so the levels were completely safe.
 

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