Fred Basset by Alex Graham for October 18, 2019


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    wiatr Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Poor Fred!

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    WelshRat Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Uh, oh…. Hope this isn’t a plot-line…

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    strictures  about 2 months ago

    It’s worse when you have to go through the house trying to find out which one is beeping!

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    dave1960  about 2 months ago

    I had one 2 weeks ago I could not figure out how to open, needed a screwdriver in a tiny slot and then slide sideways, naturally it had been installed with the slot/instructions facing a wall above a shelf, I didn’t have a giraffe neck needed to see these.

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    EcurbYkspohs  about 2 months ago

    Usually if one changes a battery once a year this does not occur. Now I need to follow my own advise when we “Fall” back !

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    NickyOldfieldDesciple  about 2 months ago

    That’s really bad to Fred as I know that high pitch beeping hurts dog’s ears. My dog bowls at ours when it goes off.

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    SusieB  about 2 months ago

    Usually it starts chirping in the middle of the night, when you’re trying to sleep

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    david_42  about 2 months ago

    Our alarms started beeping and since they didn’t have replaceable* batteries I got all new ones. Still heard beeping. Finally found it in the bathroom closet. It was an extra from the previous round of replacements. *Since the alarm’s detector has a limited life expectancy, many are sold with lithium primary batteries that last for the recommended seven years.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That would be my dog’s nightmare if we left him inside when we were gone. He’s been trained to avoid poisonous snakes, separate training for rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins. The training is done with real snakes (temporarily defanged) and a shock collar. (Which I would use for no other purpose, but the snake threat is too serious.) It worked. He won’t even go out on the porch if he smells a rattlesnake under it.

    But we discovered one day that a beeping smoke alarms terrifies him. A battery got low, and we found him hiding under some bushes outside. Seems the shock collar also beeps before it fires, and it’s the same beep as the smoke detector. Fortunately for him, we never leave him alone in the house, because he can’t get out in case of a fire. So he won’t be trapped with the beeping if we’re away.

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    Martin 78  about 2 months ago

    I live in a small house in S. Carolina. Only 900 sq ft on the ground floor. When we had our new upstairs electric done, the tech ran lines for the short hallway and two bedrooms downstairs for ‘wired-in’ smoke alarms also. This made 6 alarms basically within 20 feet of each other. I already knew that moisture could set one off. Found out that cold can also. It had been in the 70’s and 80s dropping to about 56 at night. one October for about a week. We had all the window wide open. Then one night it dropped down to 30. 2 A.M. and all 6 went off at once. Talk about heart stopping, wide awake panic. We hadn’t freaked so bad since a C-5 Galaxy transport flew over at 4 AM at 1000 ft for a ‘touch and go’ at the nearby base.

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