How do I temporarily disable smoke detector?


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Old 12-10-06, 12:15 PM
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How do I temporarily disable smoke detector?

The house I bought 6 years ago has an alarm system that includes a smoke detector in the basement. Any time welding is done in the basement the alarm goes off, even if it is not armed.

I have no user manual. It says the following on the control panel:

Vector/Vista System Part A of N3204V2 Rev. A 10/89

Is there any way to temporarily disable the smoke detector while the welding is being done?

Thanks in advance.

Linda
 
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Old 12-10-06, 02:14 PM
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Linda,

The simple way to disable your smoke detector is to tape a plastic bag over it.
Use painter's masking tape and you will not be left with marks.

Just don't forget to remove the bag when finished welding.
 
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Old 12-10-06, 02:28 PM
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You can try using the standard zone bypass command for your system, but often, smoke detector loops are defined as non-bypassable. If this is a typical Ademco system the sequence will be [code] + 6 + [2digit zone number].
 
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Old 12-13-06, 11:05 AM
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I couldn't bypass the smoke detector so I taped a bag over it and that worked like a charm, thanks very much.
 
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Old 12-13-06, 12:42 PM
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I always use a rubber surgical glove.
 
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Old 12-13-06, 02:33 PM
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Bag or glove is the best. You do not want to disable it completely. This way, if there is a fire, the fire will just melt that bag or glove and alarm will still go off.
 
 

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