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#1 User is offline   Dean Adam Smithee 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:07 PM

As an LSS engineer, Life Safety Systems, I cannot (yet) begin to comprehend "What went wrong" at Notre Dame. I suspect volumes will be written in the coming years. Some might even be correct.

BUT I DO KNOW THIS: Shouldn't have happened. WORST CASE? localized fire/smoke detection kicks in. Sprinklers and/or halon and/or "Purple K" kicks in. Contained within seconds. May I say that again out loud: SECONDS. YES, some artworks might be "damaged" by Purple K because, well, there's a REASON it got that name.

PSA: Warning to us all. Check your smoke detectors. Replace batteries as necessary.

ME? I'm probably ANAL about this (Being a member of NFPA and all). I replace batteries on EVERYTHING once a year. Probably not necessary but I don't want to be caught short.

Used to be, April 1 was the "unofficial" day for such. I hereby nominate "April 16er" instead. Notre Dame day.
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#2 User is offline   Severian 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 17 April 2019 - 06:07 PM, said:

I replace batteries on EVERYTHING once a year. Probably not necessary but I don't want to be caught short.



Including your wife's, err, well... :rolleyes:
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#3 User is offline   SARGE 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

View PostSeverian, on 17 April 2019 - 06:20 PM, said:

Including your wife's, err, well... :rolleyes:


:rofl:

I'll bet those are at the top of his list.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

We're guilty of removing the batteries in the past because it would go off every time I broiled something. Now I live where it's not possible to remove them without smashing the detector with a hammer (I thought about it). Now we just deal and open windows..
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:40 PM

We also have home fire extinguishers in the kitchen and the garages, and CO detectors since we have gas appliances and heaters.
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