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SM6
Navy Fan
Chicago
Member since Jul 2008
6835 posts

Smoke Detector Hookups
Ok, dumb question here but I need to replace my smoke detector because I am an idiot and hit it by mistake cracking it. Are the connections all the same across brands and what not? The ceiling wired with a female the pronged receiver. I just want to buy one off the internet. Can I just go with whatever I find on Amazon? Thanks!


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
75202 posts

re: Smoke Detector Hookups
I unhooked all my smoke detectors. They go off too much for no reason.


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LSUcajun77
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2008
4692 posts

re: Smoke Detector Hookups
If its hard wired into the house with a battery back up connected to an alarm company you should get the brand the company sells maybe even calling them for a replacement. if if it just screws into a bracket that's mounted on the ceiling with just a battery you're good with any replacement.


Hammertime
UNO Fan
Will trade dowsing rod for titties
Member since Jan 2012
30619 posts

re: Smoke Detector Hookups
The wiring in the house will support any detector. It is the same electricity no matter which way you do it. I smashed mine too and haven't looked back since. Other than having to pick up the pieces from the ground, it has been a seemless transition


SM6
Navy Fan
Chicago
Member since Jul 2008
6835 posts

re: Smoke Detector Hookups
Ok I was just curious as it already has a harness and what not


nycajun
LSU Fan
Nothin' could be finer.....
Member since Dec 2004
17695 posts

re: Smoke Detector Hookups
The poster who made the point about a central alarm system that is monitored by an outside company (ADT for example) was right. There's a computer somewhere supporting the peripheral devices on the system and that makes replacing the broken detector with a random unit a potential problem.


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