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Old 11-01-2015, 05:32 AM   #1
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smoke detector

new to the program.
how do you prevent the smoke detector from going off while making toast?
i turned on the exhaust vent but it still told me the toast was done.

i believe it is a critical piece of equipment.
what are the work arounds?

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Old 11-01-2015, 05:43 AM   #2
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Is the smoke detector battery powered or hard wired? I just take the battery out if it goes off while cooking. The only problem is you have to remember to put the battery back. Hard wired is difficult to silence.

That being said, there are smoke detectors available with a silence button. If the alarm goes off when there really is no fire, you can press the button to turn it off. It will automatically reset in about 10 minutes.
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:52 AM   #3
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We use a bowl cover with elastic around it. Have a dedicated one with a post um note that we put on the table to remind us to remove it, if we forget. Works great and have been using it in the last three rv's.
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I got tired of removing it every morning while making toast so I removed it and will re-install it towards the front (doghouse) and I bought a second one for the rear (Genny).
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On our 5er, smoke detector is in the stairwell. We also make toast on the far end of the counter. Best suggestion - make up something to cover it temporarily (or make your toast outside over a campfire on a long forked stick - it will have that special old timey flavor too )
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You probably have an ionization detector - goes into alarm on things you can't see. Replace it with a photoelectric detector - goes into alarm with things you can see. I replaced ours and not one false alarm since.
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You probably have an ionization detector - goes into alarm on things you can't see. Replace it with a photoelectric detector - goes into alarm with things you can see. I replaced ours and not one false alarm since.

Totally agree! Just be sure not to get the combination ionization and photoelectric or you will still have the same problem!
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I put a small toggle switch on the detector. I can quickly silence it and also turn it off when the RV is not being used to save the battery.
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new to the program.
how do you prevent the smoke detector from going off while making toast?
i turned on the exhaust vent but it still told me the toast was done.
Geo
Did you unlock the vent flap on the outside of the RV? I made that mistake and later found out why the stove vent didn't work very well. Keep the flap locked when traveling or else it will get ripped off from the air flow.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:26 AM   #10
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smoke detector

Thank you all for the good advice.
I think I will go with the new gizmo style detector.
That way my Old Timers Disease (OTD) does no have to remember to turn it back on or remove the cap.

This is a great site to learn things on.

Thank you all

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Thank you all for the good advice.
I think I will go with the new gizmo style detector.
That way my Old Timers Disease (OTD) does no have to remember to turn it back on or remove the cap.

This is a great site to learn things on.

Thank you all

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What do you mean by "gizmo style" detector?
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just trying to be funny
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Take the toaster outside to use it.
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