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Re: [Phys-l] Alarm Failure was Ionization Detectors

What's the problem? Just a bad battery, or an actual fault in the system. How are they testing them?

Michael D. Edmiston, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Chemistry
Bluffton University
Bluffton, OH 45817

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Whatcott" <>
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Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:43 PM
Subject: [Phys-l] Alarm Failure was Ionization Detectors

A cautionary note.....

Dennis Fire Department Captain Robert Tucker, who oversees the
[Ma] town's fire inspections... said that when he conducts announced
smoke detector inspections, the failure rate is about 30 percent.
"People just assume they're working," he said.

[as reported Boston Globe, Oct5, 2004]

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!

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