false alarm on 120v smokes

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Old 03-25-09, 10:19 AM
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false alarm on 120v smokes

I wired in kiddie model i1260 smokes about a year ago. One in basement, one on main floor, one in 2nd floor hall and one in each of three bedrooms on 2nd floor. Had no problems until last night. I've been painting the 2nd floor hall and yesterday after work I did the section around the smoke detector. Last night it went off, triggering all the others. It's an ionization sensing model. The only thing I can think of is it sensed the VOCs evaporating in the flesh paint, anybody ever have this happen, does this sound possible?
 
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Old 03-25-09, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by clint0423 View Post
The only thing I can think of is it sensed the VOCs evaporating in the flesh paint, anybody ever have this happen, does this sound possible?
That sounds like a plausible explanation. One other possibility that I can think of would be if you bumped the detector while working and perhaps caused a loose wire to contact the box or something like that.
 
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This would be a long shot but check your sensing chamber for an arachnid displaced by your painting.
 
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