For those of you who are new here, back in 2013 my husband and I bought a foreclosure house. In 2014 we started remodeling it, tearing off the kitchen and two bathrooms. We added on a new kitchen, entryway, laundry, two bathrooms, and my sewing room along with a double car garage. In the process of all of that, the entire house was rewired and replumbed. Being all girl, I knew nothing about smoke detectors except that they needed to be wired in nowadays. So we had wired in smoke detectors. BUT…My husband, Kramer was a fireman and the wired in detectors weren’t enough for him. He wanted more in the house…so, I have a house loaded with smoke detectors.
A while ago, I had a beeping smoke detector. I could not figure out which one it was. If I was in the living room, it sounded like it was one in the kitchen. If I was in the kitchen, it sounded like it was the one in the living room. The problem, it wouldn’t beep continually. UGH.
This went on for about five days. I’d hear it then not hear it. So, to be careful, all of the batteries on the main floor smoke detectors were changed. It didn’t make a difference. AHH!! I was sure I was going crazy. I didn’t know what to do.
Then a few days later I was down in the basement and “BEEP”. The bad battery was in the basement detector. To be honest, I completely forgot there was a detector in the basement. But what confused me was that this was a wired smoke detector…then I remembered that even those have batteries for backups. So…Up the stairs, I went. Got a battery and changed the battery. It was good for about 24 hours and “BEEP”. AHHH!
At least this time I knew where it was coming from. Last time I changed the battery I took one that was in the drawer loose and not in the package. So…I thought maybe someone accidentally put a dead battery in the drawer. I got a battery out of the package went back to the basement and changed the battery.
It was good for about 24 hours and “BEEP”. AHHH! What the heck. I was going crazy…just crazy.
As I said, I know nothing about wired-in smoke detectors. So, I called Kayla’s husband Spencer. He’s an electrician and I was sure he could help.
Spencer talked to me on the phone. He told me I needed a model and make and he’d get a replacement detector and install it the next time he came. Luckily they had plans to come in only a few days.
…and this is my new detector! YAHOO!! No more beeping. I’m so happy and thankful. I really went about a week sure I was crazy, first not being able to figure out which detector was bad and then trying to figure out how to replace first a battery and then the whole detector.
In the chaos and hubbub here… I didn’t get a picture of Spencer fixing it. All I know is that Spencer was my knight in shining armor on this one. He saved my sanity and a call to the electrician. I so appreciate it.
While Spencer was here, he checked over a bunch of my other stuff…snowblower, mower, generator…
He ordered parts for them all and offered to check them over when he comes. WOW! That is so appreciated and so thoughtful.
As I say, I am “all girl”. I know nothing about mechanical stuff so help from my kids and sons-in-law is so helpful. I’m a lucky Momma to have so many helpers….a big shout out to Spencer on this one for sure!!