Aunty Acid by Ged Backland for February 11, 2024

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    rekam Premium Member 4 months ago

    At least ours isn’t over my bed.

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    WhatsTheJoke  4 months ago

    Neither is mine, but it’s still too close….and the low battery alert is too loud when I’m trying to sleep. Now, where is that darn new battery?

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    Cornelius Noodleman  4 months ago

    Ours goes off every time we use the stove.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ours seldom goes off. Usually, it’s when Dad forgot what he was cooking, and it burns.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    Gee, that’s familiar. Are they designed that way? It’s been 2-3 am every time!

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 4 months ago

    The one in my bedroom did! At 1 AM. Way up at the ceiling. I had to sleep on the couch in the family room. The next morning my Son in Law took it down. There was literally another one in the hall 5 feet away.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    Dip, just helping to, bip, spike overnight battery, bip, sales.

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    Doug K  4 months ago

    If you replace the battery on your smoke alarm every six months like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends, you probably will ward off those minions.

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    Is the Anti-Christ’s girlfriend named Aunty Christine?

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    The only thing I’m able to do when this happens is to remove the offending detector from all power sources and deal with it in the morning.

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    exness Premium Member 4 months ago

    Several years ago all of my alarms decided new expensive batteries would only last for 3 days! After several tries, I gave up and bought new units.

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    wirepunchr  4 months ago

    With multiple units I have trouble finding the offending one.

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    treutvid  4 months ago

    I have to say that our Nest is good that way. It actually sends notices of things like that. Last night it warned me “Increased level of smoke in hallway” so I had time to wave the bacon smoke away before the piercing sounds set the dogs off barking for 15 minutes.

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    dflak  4 months ago

    The last smoke alarm I bought says that it comes with a 10-year battery. There is no way to change it.

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    I wonder if a drunk old lady would hear Beep Beep. Likely to think it’s the Beep Beep Roadrunner dream or BEEP BEEP ~ THE LITTLE NASH RAMBLER. >

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    rockyridge1977  4 months ago

    Glad she figured that one out!!!!!!!

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Not if you change the battery once a year Aunty.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    I just bought a new combo smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Unlike my old one, it doesn’t go off every time I make toast.

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    We had multiple Smoke Alarms in our 2-story house and one of them, either on the ground floor or the basement was beeping, about once every 15-20 minutes. We could not figure out which one it was. Drove us crazy for days until finally it beeped when someone was really close to it… ☺

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    Not true. It’s always 3am. LOL

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    del_grande Premium Member 4 months ago

    And when you do replace the battery every six months or so (I would do it when I turned my clocks ahead and back each year – well, what few clocks I have that don’t do it automatically), the beeping that indicates that the detector itself is worn out and you need a new one almost invariably goes off at 1 AM.

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    anomalous4  4 months ago

    That’s the way it works around here…

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    folks in our mountain hamlet home were excessively interested in fires and so quite pleased when city hall upgraded the public announcement system’s disaster alert function, providing updates whenever a fire broke out somewhere and giving folks something to talk about. they were less pleased about the upgrade when the system started malfunctioning and broadcasting loud earthquake alerts in the middle of the night…

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    Rista  4 months ago

    I’m still puzzling over why a hardwired smoke alarm needs the same battery and changes as a non hardwired one. Why would I ever need to hardwire if both the darn things need the same battery and have to be changed the same way? I think I agree with the above posters who speculated a connection between smoke alarm manufacturers and battery makers. And yeah, 1 am the beep goes on. I’ve had the battery go BEEP after only 4 months before.

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