|Forum topic by Whiskers||posted 04-22-2014 01:40 AM||1187 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
04-22-2014 01:40 AM
On the surface this may seem like another one of my dumb questions, but I have waded thru a lot of posts on here, and collected a lot of conflicting and probably misinformation.
I added a smoke alarm to my shop. When I moved into my house I noticed it didn’t really have full coverage and I bought a contractor pack of them and went a little wild. Cheap peace of mind. Later I noticed that in my zeal I had ended up with 2 in my master bedroom but none in my garage. I took the oldest one down and moved it to the garage.
I always felt smoke detectors are a good thing, and not a issue, but on here people talk about them going off in shops due to the dust. Um, are we not supposed to not have that much dust? Am I missing something, I figure it like not putting one in the bathroom. You don’t mount it over the table saw. Anyway, the one I put it works, I have tested it, and I do not mean by pushing the stupid little button to check the battery, trust me it works, it does not like smoke.
Problem is, with all the insulation etc tween the ceiling of my garage and floor of my master bedroom, I would never notice the smoke alarm if it went off. I been looking at wired systems that interconnect for my house because of this problem. The secret to stopping a fire issue from becoming a fire problem is early and quick action. I have had only one experience with a house fire, and I put it out with a couple quarts of apple juice, really, that what I did, fire started, eeek, run screaming from house and notice the apple juice I left by the door, grab a couple, and fire is out. I can not afford the preppy crap many buy, but HD has some inter-connectible smoke alarms for pretty cheap, and it would be a great solution for this house.
My big question, is ordinary smoke alarms that big a issue in a shop. Mine is in a corner that should not see that much dust. I would like to hear from others who do have smoke alarms in their shop, good or bad. It almost seems like if it goes off, it a alert you might need to work on the dust collection.