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SM6
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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!






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Cosmo
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glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Smoke Detector Hookups


I unhooked all my smoke detectors. They go off too much for no reason.





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LSUcajun77
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The Box
Member since Nov 2008
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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.





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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
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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





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SM6
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Chicago
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Smoke Detector Hookups


Ok I was just curious as it already has a harness and what not





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nycajun
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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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