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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will install a smoke detector.



Some articles on smoke detector installation:
  - Installing and Maintaining Smoke Alarms
  - Install Hard-wired or Battery Powered Smoke Alarms
  - Installing Smoke Alarms
  - Install Hard-wired Smoke Detectors







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must install a smoke detector

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the location for the smoke detector
   - a progress picture of the installation
   - an after picture of the location for the smoke detector
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Note there are a couple of different families.

Ionizing - Uses radioactive element) More responsive to flaming fires.
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Photoelectric - (Uses LED element) More responsive to smouldering fires.
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Which is "best" is up for debate and you may want to do a combination of both, based on which type of fire would be most expected.
For instance when I did my house I used mainly photoelectric detectors, figuring that the greatest danger would be from electrical shorts smoking away, but I used an ionizing detector instead near the wood stove
in case something bursts into flame.  In my attached pump-house I installed both (attached to the main system) as I want to keep "an eye" on things since it has a heater and I don't want hidden problems getting out of control.


 
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I put a smoke detector in the guest bedroom.
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Location in corner above door
Location in corner above door
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Screwing on the baseplate
Screwing on the baseplate
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Ta da! And the door doesn't even hit it :)
Ta da! And the door doesn't even hit it :)
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I'm looking for something pithy to say but fire isn't a joking matter.  

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Installing a new smoke in my main hallway. I've been slacking at this location for a few years now, Glad this convinced me to get off my butt and install it.
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Kudos to our fire department which gives one of these to every address at no additional charge.  
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