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OMG WE NEED A NEW SMOKE DETECTOR

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CarmenR | | Feb 2, 2014 02:42 PM

Yes I am that angry

So we have vaulted ceilings in our 900 sq foot NYC apt and the area where the smoke detector is has a height of probably 12-14 feet- its basically a pocket that the detector sits in.
It goes off CONSTANTLY. And when it goes off, it doesnt want to stop.

We start the vent van (which does vent to the outside) and open all the windows and turn on our HVAC fan every time we're even THINKING of cooking something that might spit and still. IT GOES OFF EVERY TIME. My husband, who is 6'3, can barely shut it off by pushing the button with a broom handle but sometimes it just keeps going for 5+ minutes.

WE ARE NOT BURNING THINGS. WE ARE NOT IN DANGER. We are doing such things as:
Caramelizing the crust on a pork shoulder
Cooking chicken thighs
MAKING BACON IN ANY CAPACITY
Searing a steak

The list goes on. This thing is hyper sensitive and annoying. I am thisclose to just removing it completely, but obv that is not a great idea.

We've looked up detectors that have a remote, but google says they all suck.

This is causing marital discord (also, our dogs run and hide and one was actually LOST IN A SNOW DRIFT on our porch for 10 minutes during one such recent incident.)

PLEASE someone tell me what you do in this situation. I have NEVER encountered such an annoying/sensitive smoke alarm (although it may just be the placement of it, which we cant really change.) Does anyone have a remote alarm that they like?

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