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    Default My fire alarm has been 'low battery' beeping for 3 weeks

    I'm going to use this thread to document my descent into madness.

    There are 10 fire alarms in this apartment.

    I can't find the one that is beeping every 40 seconds.

    But every 40 seconds it beeps

    for the past 3 weeks

    And its loud

    40 seconds

    beep

    beep


    beep
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    Can't you pull the batteries out of one at a time for a minute?

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    Apparently they can beep without batteries in them. I tried that.
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    What about starting a fire and the one that doesn't go off properly is the one?

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    Now thats an avenue I hadn't considered.


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    Glad I could help.


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    The real problem here is that I can only hear out of one ear.

    This makes it impossible to tell the direction which a sound is coming from.

    beep

    This means that to figure it out ive had to try and play a game of 'Hot/col' with sound by standing underneath each fire alarm and trying to determine if the sound haw gotten louder or quieter.

    beep

    This is much harder to do with hearing aids than one might expect. beep

    and the only chair I have in this apartment to stand on is a swiveling chair. So when i tried to stand on it to get my good ear really close to the alarm, it spun, and i beep fell down.
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    Then someone told me if I took the batteries out of the alarm and pressed the Test/Reset button the beeping would stop


    As it turns out, this test alarm makes a FUCKING LOUD BLARING ALARM GO OFF.

    I was not prepared for this, and chose to hit the reset button at 6am in the morning. beep

    The girl who sleeps above the room where I pushed the button probably didn't appreciate that wake-up call. beep

    beep

    Also, it continued to beep after hitting the test button

    beep
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    What about shoving a toilet plunger over them to dull the noise? You could also blow smoke at them. Put the lit end of a smoke in your mouth and blow at them.

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    The probelm with making them go off, is that theyre wired into the wall together. So when the one in the kitchen goes off, all the ones in the bedrooms go off, too.

    beep
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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