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    BigRed1500 Posts: 70, Reputation: 8
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    Jan 28, 2008, 11:41 AM
    Smoke / Fire Alarm in Kitchen
    Hi. One of the smartest things I did in my addition / remodel project was to install hardwired, interconnected smoke / CO detectors throughout the house. One of the dumbest things I did was put one in my kitchen. Naturally it goes off anytime the oven is used.

    If I move the kitchen (1st floor) unit to another room I'll still have the junction box in the kitchen ceiling that would look silly with a cover plate on it. Can someone point me towards a model that will work in the kitchen without all the nuisance alarms? Or am I just stuck?

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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    Jan 28, 2008, 12:46 PM
    Kitchen are not a good spot for smoke detector, heat would be OK.
    They do make a round white plastic cover that is screwless, and not unsightly.
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    adamjones00 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 27, 2009, 10:00 AM
    Kitchens are always tricky places for alarm systems.

    Check out these alarms and fire suppression systems

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    Missouri Bound Posts: 1,532, Reputation: 94
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    Mar 27, 2009, 02:12 PM
    BigRed. Although I personally think it's a bad idea, they DO make smoke detectors (or at least used to) that had a button to turn off the alarm. I don't know if they reset themselves or it was done after a time, but I do know they exist(ed). Would this work for your application, and are you OK using a warning device that you could turn off?
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    ohb0b Posts: 215, Reputation: 14
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    Apr 13, 2009, 02:37 AM
    Yep.. kitchens are tricky!

    You could replace it with a heat detector to prevent nuisance alsrms. Other alternatives are:

    1. If it is a wall mounted unit, hang a picture or decorative plate over the coverplate, or make a tole painting if it suits your décor.

    2. If it is not required by housing code, simply disconnect it but leave it in place.

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