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Old 02-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Make sure your fire detector is working!!

Please check your fire detectors. Doesn't take long for one to go up in flames. Glad they are safe!

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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I test mine almost every time I cook!

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My wife sets it off frequently with the toaster. I tell her it's a good thing.

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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No doubt that one is a total loss. I've never heard of a computer printer starting a fire. But then, I guess there's a lot of things I've never heard of. My sympathy to these folks on their loss. At best it's going to be a PIA to get everything replaced.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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I test mine almost every time I cook!
ROFL... Wife snapped the kingpin on her euro rocker the other night (2 nights ago) and the closest fit was a bolt left over from some repairs on my Blue Ox True-Center. Well I had to slice the head off that bolt and THAT tested the smoke detector rather well.

I will get a better fitting pin later.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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I have 3 in mine (law says to have 3 - 1 in front, 1 in rear, and 1 in kitchen area - law also sys to have a fire extinguisher placed near each smoke alarms and an additional one outside - 4 total)
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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I have 3 in mine (law says to have 3 - 1 in front, 1 in rear, and 1 in kitchen area - law also sys to have a fire extinguisher placed near each smoke alarms and an additional one outside - 4 total)
Which law is that? I've suggested multiple fire extinguishers but know of no law requiring but one in the average coach/TT/5er.

Second question. Why would I put a fire extinguisher by the dinette table (where the detector is) instead of by the exit door. All fire safety materials I've ever read say to go to the exit to know you're safe, then decide if you can fight the fire with the exit at your back. A conscious desicion to put yourself back in danger.

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So glad that the couple made it out safely.

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