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It just went OFF!

No, not like that!

Monday morning, I began my usual routine, opting not to go to the pool because of pain issues.  I showered and was getting dressed when…

BEEP!…BEEP!…BEEP!  My room’s smoke alarm went off!

Please understand, I don’t smoke, nor do I keep 55 gallon drums of scrap lumber burning in my room.  There wasn’t any evidence of smoke, or flame or heat (save the outside temperature).

I immediately went to my roomie’s room, to make certain she was okay and there was no smoke source there.  We then went downstairs and determined no source there, either.

And the alarm shut off by itself.  PHEW!

We decided the steam water vapor from the bathroom after my shower must have set it off.

LESSON ONE – Close bathroom door after shower on humid days.

NOT the preferred way to face the morning @ Zero Dark Thirty!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “It just went OFF!

  1. My smoke alarm goes off if I make toast or use the toaster oven to broil something. Drives me nuts. In the beginning I was worried about becoming complacent and ignoring it… but trust me, it’s like having a factory noon whistle go off 10 feet from your ear. There is simply no way on earth to ignore it. Opening the door and waving a sheet of cardboard at it makes it quit. This, of course, is inconvenient during a blizzard… but, oh well. 🙂

    Posted by MamaLiberty | August 21, 2012, 8:25 am
  2. We’ve had units go off from shower steam, too. Annoying as all get-out, but waving a towel to dissipate the steam takes care of it.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 21, 2012, 8:39 am
  3. I’ve had to disconnect one of mine (there’s another within a few feet) because an increase in humidity would set it off. Always at about 3 am, it seemed. I was afraid either I or one of the cats was going to die of a heart attack.

    Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012, 9:14 am
  4. Hi Guffaw!

    Being stuck here in the swamps of Tidewater Virginia – and having lived in the wonderful deserts of Arizona, please allow me to inform you that Phoenix does not have “humid days”

    Posted by Quizikle | August 25, 2012, 4:06 pm
    • Understood. I spent a few days in Chattanooga one time. 95 degrees/95% humidity.
      Thought I was gonna die! Couldn’t get any oxygen.
      Plus, there was a 3″ sweat stripe from my pits to my soggy shoes.
      No thanks!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | August 25, 2012, 5:21 pm

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