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  Reply # 1526264 5-Apr-2016 11:45
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Humidifer/vaporiser with eucalypt oil is generally used to relieve a chest cold.





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russelo:

 

I bought this 10-year battery smoke alarm from Mitre 10 last month for $29.40:

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_10_year_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169529/

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between that one and this one for 13? I see the more expensive one says "10 year".

 

 

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169526/

 

 


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Humidifer/vaporiser with eucalypt oil is generally used to relieve a chest cold.

 

 

 

 

Good to know. Thanks.


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  Reply # 1526286 5-Apr-2016 12:26
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I bought this 10-year battery smoke alarm from Mitre 10 last month for $29.40:

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_10_year_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169529/

 

 

 

 

 

 

I purchased four of these and with in three weeks all of them were returned. The reason was that they started chirping suggesting flat batteries. Went for the standard replace your own battery models instead.


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  Reply # 1526289 5-Apr-2016 12:27
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What is the difference between that one and this one for 13? I see the more expensive one says "10 year".

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169526/

 

 

One will come with a 10 year lithium disposable 9v battery, the other with an alkaline which IME gets about 3-4 years in an alarm, but the fire services deal with energizer has them suggesting you change them every daylight savings to push up battery sales.





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richms: One will come with a 10 year lithium disposable 9v battery, the other with an alkaline which IME gets about 3-4 years in an alarm, but the fire services deal with energizer has them suggesting you change them every daylight savings to push up battery sales. 

 

Really? Which deal is that?


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  Reply # 1526330 5-Apr-2016 13:36
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richms: One will come with a 10 year lithium disposable 9v battery, the other with an alkaline which IME gets about 3-4 years in an alarm, but the fire services deal with energizer has them suggesting you change them every daylight savings to push up battery sales. 

 

Really? Which deal is that?

 

 

There have been several co-branded promotions for changing smoke alarm batteries in the past. Mainly instore things so I cant find examples online.





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  Reply # 1526337 5-Apr-2016 13:45
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I bought this 10-year battery smoke alarm from Mitre 10 last month for $29.40:

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_10_year_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169529/

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had replaced a couple of these - 1 this brand, and 2 others identical looking unit but different brand/packaging - for chirping batteries within a year of purchase. I replaced like for like at Mitre 10. I think if another one goes it will be different brand.

 

 

 

This thread reminds me I need to do a smoke alarm test.


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  Reply # 1526348 5-Apr-2016 14:12
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russelo:

 

I bought this 10-year battery smoke alarm from Mitre 10 last month for $29.40:

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_10_year_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169529/

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between that one and this one for 13? I see the more expensive one says "10 year".

 

 

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety_security/fire_safety/warrior_photoelectric_smoke_alarm__169526/

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the 10-year battery, they also have 10-year warranty.

 

My problem is how to keep the receipt readable within 10 years.


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  Reply # 1526365 5-Apr-2016 14:30
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In addition to the 10-year battery, they also have 10-year warranty.

 

My problem is how to keep the receipt readable within 10 years.

 

 

Scan it to google drive/dropbox like every other reciept so I can actually find it.





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  Reply # 1526373 5-Apr-2016 14:41
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russelo: 

 

In addition to the 10-year battery, they also have 10-year warranty.

 

My problem is how to keep the receipt readable within 10 years.

 

 

Scan it to google drive/dropbox like every other reciept so I can actually find it.

 

 

 

 

I should do that too. I actually have the receipts tucked in underneath the smoke detector. Which is probably a fire hazard.


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  Reply # 1526379 5-Apr-2016 15:03
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jarledb : Are you still "in the business of smoke alarms"? If so, I have a question for a subject matter expert - would you mind if I PMed you?

 

Yes, still in the business. Not in NZ, but with a norwegian company that imports and distributes smoke alarms in the norwegian market.

 

Feel free to DM me any questions you might have.





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  Reply # 1526383 5-Apr-2016 15:07
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There have been several co-branded promotions for changing smoke alarm batteries in the past. Mainly instore things so I cant find examples online.

 

 

Alkaline batteries should usually last more than a year in a regular smoke alarm. BUT, the reason the fire department is pushing changing them every year is that the biggest problems with smoke detectors is that people DON'T change batteries in them at all, and instead of waiting until they are empty and then going out to buy a battery (not everyone have one laying around), its much better to do it on a set schedule.

 

Another good reason to do it on a set schedule is that temperature actually plays a part in when the smoke detector will start warning of low battery. When the temperature drops, the voltage of the battery will also drop. And this typically happens at night - so to spare yourself the agony of a smoke detector bothering you at night - change the battery once a year and at a time you will remember. Like at the end of daylight savings time.





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