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PostSubject: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:48 pm

Buying smoke alarms is a complete waste of money in England.  A lot of people are unaware that if you open Google, and type "Free smoke alarms in" followed by your county or area, you will be offered a free phone number.  They will offer you a free fire inspection and free smoke alarms with a ten year battery life.  Why pay?  The attending fireman or official will remove the ones that you have and replace them with the free ones.  One of ours failed at 1 AM a couple of days ago.  I phoned the number hoping to leave a message on an answerphone, only to find that a young lady was on duty.  She sent someone out to replace the faulty one.  What more can you ask?

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:21 pm

That sounds a good deal andsome.
I have a couple in the house , in strategic places. Though I admit I forget to test them regular.
I used to stand on a chair and puff my ciggie smoke in to check they were still working.

Do you have one of those carbon monoxide monitors too?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:18 pm

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That sounds a good deal andsome.
I have a couple in the house , in strategic places. Though I admit I forget to test them regular.
I used to stand on a chair and puff my ciggie smoke in to check they were still working.

Do you have one of those carbon monoxide monitors too?

I do have a carbon monoxide detector, but the fire brigade do NOT provide those for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Thu May 14, 2015 1:01 pm

Just because something is free you're not obligated to claim one - all of these `freebies` come out of government coffers so unless you're really cash-strapped, eight or so quid for a smoke alarm is no big deal especially where your life is concerned.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Thu May 14, 2015 5:30 pm

The point is that the fire brigade have men occasionally in supermarkets offering a fire safety inspection of the house, and fit the fire alarms as part of the inspection.  It  is much cheaper and less dangerous for them to do this, than attend a fire with potential loss of civilian lives and fireman's lives.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Thu May 14, 2015 10:27 pm

These chaps wont let you down Andsome

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Fri May 15, 2015 8:24 am

Like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Fri May 15, 2015 8:27 pm

Thought you might old chap drink

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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Fri May 15, 2015 9:51 pm

Just heard that under new governments legislation they are gonna be recycled into clothes pegs along with the wooden tops and the film footage gonna be sold of to private industry
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PostSubject: Re: Buying smoke alarms is a waste of money   Fri May 15, 2015 10:02 pm

Is that so --did you have a good holiday Billy--

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