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09 May 2010 @ 02:17 pm
 
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I HATE SMOKE ALARMS FOREVER AND EVER!

I know, it has to be a low battery making it beep this way. Over and fucking over. But I can't get the battery out, I've been trying and it's jammed in. I just... I don't know what to do.

It's been beeping at me for 37 hours now.

I want to die. I'm in tears, I can't sleep. I thought this was just a funny sketch that happened on Friends, how little did I know that the EVIL LITTLE BASTARDS will really beep like that at you.

Kill me. Chop off my ears. Help me.

Please.
 
 
 
D-Samadraiol on May 9th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
Take the whole thing off the ceiling and throw it out?
Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
I've wrenched it from the wall, and the wall fitting dangling wires are still beeping.

HOW THE FUCK ARE THEY BEEPING?!

Also. Happy Birthday, my lovely.
D-Sama: Dragon Babydraiol on May 9th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
fff undead fire alarm! Call an exorcist!

Thanks hun <3
Ukitake Jyuushiro: Through it all {Oncoming headache}thirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
I want to die. In all seriousness. I am in tears, and will just throw myself out a window if this doesn't stop.
D-Samadraiol on May 9th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Can't you call someone to fix it? An electrician, friend, parent?
Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
I've tried calling my landlord and the non-emergency fire line. Neither are answering. My folks live 300 miles away and my mates also have no idea what to do.

Thanks for trying love. D:

I'll just.

Go mad.
D-Sama: Dangodraiol on May 9th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Go to a library or something for a while? Breathe?
Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
I just want to go to sleep. I'm so tired.
D-Samadraiol on May 9th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry bb ;__;
Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
/hugs
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Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yes.

The actual smoke detector is on the bed with me now, sans battery finally.

But the dangling wires on the ceiling are still beeping. How? Please tell me how?

Will it only stop when a new battery goes in?
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Ukitake Jyuushiro: All of the strength {Ready to go}thirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
I DON'T KNOW AND I WANT IT TO STOP. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
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Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
It basically suggests calling the fire department non-emergency number - which I just did and got a recording saying office hours were Monday - Friday.

Obviously I can't dial 999 for this, so I just don't know what to do. It's not like I can even go anywhere else in the house to escape it. I rent one room, that's it.
》 朽木 響河 《  Kuchiki Kougaseekinghonour on May 9th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
There are a few suggestions. Check to see if you have a wired-in carbon monoxide detector and pull the plug in it. Clean the unit to remove any build-up of dust which may be triggering it and then replace it with a new battery. Check the date inside the unit to see if it needs replacing - the electronics age after a while and you'll need a new one.

Failing that, trip the circuit breaker for whatever circuit it's on. Smoke detectors are hard-wired and the battery is backup. Cutting the electricity to it completely should stop it beeping at least so you can get some sleep.
Ukitake Jyuushirothirteenth on May 9th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
I don't have any idea what a carbon monoxide detector looks like, or anything about circuit breakers (lol, theatre technician fails at home technical shit).

I'll go and research all that, thank you so much for trying to help Niki.
》 朽木 響河 《  Kuchiki Kougaseekinghonour on May 9th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Well, most circuit breakers are labelled so you know which switch trips which circuit. My circuit board actually has one switch labelled "smoke detector" specifically. If it's not labelled at all, try each switch one by one. Just avoid the big red one, that's the main switch and will cut all the circuits in the house.