Screwfix clearance smoke alarm £1.99 - free c&c
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Screwfix clearance smoke alarm £1.99 - free c&c

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Found 12th Jul 2016
Reduced by 10 pounds.
ce nuisance alarms. Highly sensitive to smouldering fires. Powered by 2 x AAA batteries. Diameter only 8.5cm and separate mounting plate for easy removal.

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No stock near me, but hopefully available for some of you, and if this post saves one life, it was well worth posting

These are the more expensive photoelectronic AKA "optical" type.
- jdbigguy

No Stock in UK if there ever was any!
- biggysilly

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anything that saves lives is hot from me!

I'm guessing that despite what Screwfix say, they don't weigh 138Kg

No stock Coventry

Original Poster

As suspected probably very limited stock at this price, but as said if it only helps one person, it was worth posting.

Free of your local Fure Brigade

Banned

buckmr2

Free of your local Fure Brigade


Not sure why you would be free of you local fire brigade. I would prefer to keep mine.

none available in London anywhere

buckmr2

Free of your local Fure Brigade


It is true you can have smoke alarms fitted for free from your local fire brigade . But then I personally think anyone who is able to should buy one should buy and fit their own , save the time and resources of the fire brigade for the vulnerable who are unable .

None in stock anywhere as far as I can see.
Expire please.
Edited by: "biggysilly" 12th Jul 2016

Not at my local fire brigade

Good deal if you can actually find any!!

muz379

It is true you can have smoke alarms fitted for free from your local fire … It is true you can have smoke alarms fitted for free from your local fire brigade . But then I personally think anyone who is able to should buy one should buy and fit their own , save the time and resources of the fire brigade for the vulnerable who are unable .



In an ideal world, yes. But this is Benefit Britain... Everyone wants a freebie!

The more expensive optical type are the ones that tend to set off much easier from tobacco or weed smoke. This may be a pro or a con depending what you're looking for.

JollyEngland

In an ideal world, yes. But this is Benefit Britain... Everyone wants a … In an ideal world, yes. But this is Benefit Britain... Everyone wants a freebie!



True. I'm sure you could buy the same model as the fire brigade fit for a similar price to (the rrp of!) this. I'm sure this deal is just as safe and meets the same certifications as any supplied by the fire brigade.

But I can see why it seems appealing over trusting your families lives to something you've just had from Asda for a tenner, to get the fire brigade out to fit all your fire alarm systems professionally, for free, test them, and generally do a free home fire safety check etc too.

phoned, none available in store and wearhouse.

Hot from me, especially if you don't already have any fitted.

But a word of caution. I did a total refurb on my current house when I bought it, which also meant installing mains powered linked fire alarms throughout. The contractor supplied and fitted some non branded ones which worked fine (fortunately no fire, but going by false alarms). However, when they started to fail about 4 years in, I couldn't find the same ones. It was a pain in the ass changing the mounting brackets and connectors (although the latter wouldn't apply to battery powered).

For something like a fire alarm theres something to be said for stumping up a bit extra for ones anyone can quickly and easily replace like for like. In my case I just went for Kidde ones this time around.


Edited by: "Mentos" 12th Jul 2016

Even if you can't find a fire alarm at this price do not put off getting one. Please.

srw985

True. I'm sure you could buy the same model as the fire brigade fit for a … True. I'm sure you could buy the same model as the fire brigade fit for a similar price to (the rrp of!) this. I'm sure this deal is just as safe and meets the same certifications as any supplied by the fire brigade.But I can see why it seems appealing over trusting your families lives to something you've just had from Asda for a tenner, to get the fire brigade out to fit all your fire alarm systems professionally, for free, test them, and generally do a free home fire safety check etc too.



I had the fire brigade just knock at our door one day and offered to do a fire check and install alarms.
they were the same model as these ones so I assume these should be good.

oos offer over and done, stop wasting yer time
Edited by: "Georgedeals" 12th Jul 2016

Original Poster

Georgedeals

oos offer over and done, stop wasting yer time


If it's out of stock or not, hopefully it will remind people to source one from somewhere regardless of the cost. Also worth reminding everyone to test theirs weekly, as you never know.

No stock I can find in Scotland.

No stock anywhere I think ?

nothing in kent or hertfordshire

muz379

It is true you can have smoke alarms fitted for free from your local fire … It is true you can have smoke alarms fitted for free from your local fire brigade . But then I personally think anyone who is able to should buy one should buy and fit their own , save the time and resources of the fire brigade for the vulnerable who are unable .



​You are saving their time and resources by getting a free one fitted free by them as it's cheaper for them to do this than send a fire crew on an expensive emergency call out to put out a fire.

jdbigguy

I'm guessing that despite what Screwfix say, they don't weigh 138Kg



Better use a patress/plasterboard screws just in case

buckmr2

​You are saving their time and resources by getting a free one fitted f … ​You are saving their time and resources by getting a free one fitted free by them as it's cheaper for them to do this than send a fire crew on an expensive emergency call out to put out a fire.


But you could save even more of their time and resources in buying your own and fitting them . In some Fire and rescue services they send operational crews out to fit them , so in all honesty its actually still costing them a fair wack to drive around in that big pump all day gluing smoke alarms to the ceilings of those too stupid or lazy to do it for themselves .

I get why the service exists for the old or the vulnerable . but a fully functioning adult should really ensure that they always have a smoke alarm working in their property anyway .

They've done the maths and concluded its cheaper for them to provide and fit alarms free...mot me!
Your making a number of incorrect "assumptions".
None of the on call crews are taken off duty to fit these,nor do the maintenance
staff who fit these drive round to fit them in Fire engines
We do a lot of work for the T&W Fire Brigade fleet of cars,vans,minibuses etc etc.They have a fleet of other types of vehicles not just big "pumps" which obviously wouldn't make financial sense to use for this and it would be out of action if needed when it is if better use on call.


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