Replacement ideas for FireX Model G-6

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Old 05-01-04, 05:23 PM
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Question Replacement ideas for FireX Model G-6

I have a house that is wired for 4 FireX Model G-6 smoke alarms.

Is there a replacement for this alarm that will directly replace these with the existing wiring? They are always going off when I cook because of humidity.... not smoke.

They also some times squeal a little when I use a vacuum cleaner in the area near them.

I donít believe that the previous owners here ever vacuumed them out.


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Old 05-01-04, 07:00 PM
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If they are the standard AC/DC residential smoke detector, the Firex models currently sold in most better home centers will do the job nicely. The interconnect technology on these things became quite standardized some time ago.

The old ones are 5-10 years old, then the mildly radioactive element in them does break down with age, making them a little flaky.

You might want to consider spending the extra for the photo electric models instead of the ionization detectors, they tend to be a little more tolerant of household damp and cooking vapor.
 
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Old 05-02-04, 05:29 AM
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Ok... Thanks for the reply I will do some Google searches....
 
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Old 05-02-04, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MrRonFL
If they are the standard AC/DC residential smoke detector, the Firex models currently sold in most better home centers will do the job nicely. The interconnect technology on these things became quite standardized some time ago.

The old ones are 5-10 years old, then the mildly radioactive element in them does break down with age, making them a little flaky.

You might want to consider spending the extra for the photo electric models instead of the ionization detectors, they tend to be a little more tolerant of household damp and cooking vapor.
Ok I did some searching.... I found a FireX model 484 Photoelectric Smoke Alarm. Do you know if I can use the existing wireing to install these? Like plug-and-play? It's twice a much as the other models but if will end the false cooking alarms I get... it will be worth it !
 
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Old 05-03-04, 04:09 PM
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They should wouk nicely. The only real wildcard in the mix is if you have a smoke detector that's placed in such a way that a large amount of cooking fumes get pulled across it by the house's climate control. (When I bought my house, there was a smoke mounted on the ceiling above the air return and between it and the nearest opening to my kitchen. _That_ got rearranged pretty quickly!)
 
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