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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will install a smoke detector.



Some articles on smoke detector installation:
  - Installing and Maintaining Smoke Alarms
  - Install Hard-wired or Battery Powered Smoke Alarms
  - Installing Smoke Alarms
  - Install Hard-wired Smoke Detectors



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4LrmEmL-rE



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must install a smoke detector

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the location for the smoke detector
   - a progress picture of the installation
   - an after picture of the location for the smoke detector
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pollinator
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Note there are a couple of different families.

Ionizing - Uses radioactive element) More responsive to flaming fires.
(infographic)

Photoelectric - (Uses LED element) More responsive to smouldering fires.
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Which is "best" is up for debate and you may want to do a combination of both, based on which type of fire would be most expected.
For instance when I did my house I used mainly photoelectric detectors, figuring that the greatest danger would be from electrical shorts smoking away, but I used an ionizing detector instead near the wood stove
in case something bursts into flame.  In my attached pump-house I installed both (attached to the main system) as I want to keep "an eye" on things since it has a heater and I don't want hidden problems getting out of control.


 
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I put a smoke detector in the guest bedroom.
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Location in corner above door
Location in corner above door
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Screwing on the baseplate
Screwing on the baseplate
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Ta da! And the door doesn't even hit it :)
Ta da! And the door doesn't even hit it :)
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I'm looking for something pithy to say but fire isn't a joking matter.  

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Installing a new smoke in my main hallway. I've been slacking at this location for a few years now, Glad this convinced me to get off my butt and install it.
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Installed
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Kudos to our fire department which gives one of these to every address at no additional charge.  
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Instead of fixing the ceiling mounted, electric integrated fire alarm when it malfunctioned, my landlord handed me a wall-mounted battery powered fire alarm after ripping out the original. Well, lemonade out of lemons, it lets me do this BB.

I don't trust how long it will work since they gave me a used one, so I went with the mounting method that allows for a quick replacement if need be.
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The chosen spot
The chosen spot
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Mounting screw
Mounting screw
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Alarm in place
Alarm in place
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Here's my smoke alarm install submission...
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Bare area ready for alarm. Ceilings are quite high in this area so ladder was needed.
Bare area ready for alarm. Ceilings are quite high in this area so ladder was needed.
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Installing the mounting bracket for the smoke alarm.
Installing the mounting bracket for the smoke alarm.
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Installed smoke alarm, tested and ready.
Installed smoke alarm, tested and ready.
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Install a Smoke Detector BB.

I decided to install two combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in my converted shipping container house.  My house has two rooms and the first unit is installed in the office/kitchen area near the south-end window and about 6 feet south of the wood stove.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
   - a before picture of the location for the smoke detector
   - a progress picture of the installation
   - an after picture of the location for the smoke detector
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Before install - south end window above desk
Before install - south end window above desk
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installing batteries
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progress photo - mounting bracket installed
progress photo - mounting bracket installed
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after photo - CO/Smoke alarm unit installed
after photo - CO/Smoke alarm unit installed
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Install a Smoke Detector BB.

I decided to install two combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in my converted shipping container house.  My house has two rooms with an interior door and wall providing temperature and privacy separation.  The first unit is installed in the bedroom area about half-way between the interior wall/door and the north-end window.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
   - a before picture of the location for the smoke detector
   - a progress picture of the installation
   - an after picture of the location for the smoke detector
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two smoke and CO Alarm units
two smoke and CO Alarm units
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"bedroom" ceiling - fan is over bed - notice light on left for orientation in install photos
"bedroom" ceiling - fan is over bed - notice light on left for orientation in install photos
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mounting bracket installed
mounting bracket installed
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batteries installed
batteries installed
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unit mounted on bracket and tested - after photo
unit mounted on bracket and tested - after photo
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Installed a smoke detector
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I installed a Smoke detector




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put one on the stairs close to the fireplace
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