Smoke alarm beeping madly + Where to buy?

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I have a smoke alarm that won't stop beeping. The battery is OK, but I tried a new one - same problem.
I tried blowing the sensor - that worked a treat for 5 minutes and then it went mad beeping again?
I'm guessing I need to chuck in the bin - unless there is a well known fix? Just wondering.

Buying: where to buy from?
Smoke alarms is one product I don't like buying online.
I checked Screwfix and Toolstation - they are filled up by one single brand (mostly). That's mad.

Thanks.
 
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@SFK I was intentionally trying not to give free advertising of their name. :p
FireAngel: there seems to be few other choices.
Screwfix and toolstation - dominated by this brand.
Amazon - dominated as well - but there are other choices.

Amazon: I bought another make with 50,000 reviews. It was Xsense. Looked stylish. I bought 10 of them. After 12 months, 1 went faulty. Then another. Then another. Some would happily flash their red light every 1 min - but when tested wouldn't work! I vowed never ever to buy online again. I had to argue with Amazon to return all and get a full refund even though it was past 12 months. It's a life saving device. Can't mess around.

I saw a youtube video that said smoke alarms have a lifetime of 10 years - and should be replaced. The guy said the constant beeping could be part of the design and meant to be replaced. He was an American, he seemed to be knowledgeable.

I ended up buying a pack of 2 FireAngels from Amazon.
I actually wanted the same as I had originally: Kiddie make.
 
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@JobAndKnock That doesn't help me ‍‍:unsure:
You walk in, tell them what you want, and buy the item. There are loads of distributors and most of them will sell to walk-ins on a cash basis, e.g. CEF (City Electrical Factors), Harrisons (if you are in West Yorkshire or Rochdale), etc. A number of them have retail showrooms for lighting stuff these days. too. So I don't think you were trying :eek:
 
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B and Q/ Wickes/Wilkinsons/Home bargains/Tesco/Argos/Sainsburys/Asda/Currys/Homebase/Amazon/Staples/Millets/M+S/The Range/Dunelm Mill/Ebay/John Lewis/Poundstetcher/Morrisons/Maplins/CEF/City plumbing supplies/Fire safety store/Safelincs, if no luck there just try Screwfix or Toolstation.(y)
 
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smoke devices recommended to be changed every 10 years, carbon monoxide sensors every 5. dust can cake onto the elements within the smoke head making it dirty... so if iits a particulalry dusty atmosphere, or a through route for a breeze, it'll likely require replacing more frequently..
 
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smoke devices recommended to be changed every 10 years, carbon monoxide sensors every 5. dust can cake onto the elements within the smoke head making it dirty... so if iits a particulalry dusty atmosphere, or a through route for a breeze, it'll likely require replacing more frequently..
And if there are smokers in the house. Nicotine can pervade all over a house and leaves a yellow stick coating on everything it comes into contact with. Eventually it will get in to your detectors but not trigger them because it is not smoke.
 

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