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Stupid House Stuff #517 
16th-May-2008 10:46 am
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
We recently tested the smoke detector upstairs and discovered it was not functional. Opening it up showed that there was a battery inside but it wasn't plugged in. After connecting the battery it tested just fine. The next morning while I was taking my shower it went off. There was no sign of smoke or a fire, it seemed like the humidity might have just set it off. I replaced the battery in case it was just behaving oddly due to low power or something. This morning the same thing happened, so I'll be looking for a smoke detector that can tell the difference between fire and water.

Also, I think it would be really nice if they put a bike path along the West River Parkway, that way bikers would have their own space. Maybe someday.
16th-May-2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe someday the police won't write tickets to people riding over 10mph in the bike lane along WRP, and bicyclists can actually use it for commuting.
16th-May-2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yep. Pretty much. The bike path has a speed limit, of all odd things. So anyone not puttering along is supposed to use the road.

Drives me crazy too.
16th-May-2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Fortunately most of the bikers I've seen blocking traffic are in no danger of getting tickets on or off the path.

Edited at 2008-05-16 08:30 pm (UTC)
16th-May-2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
In my experience, it wouldn't matter if there were a bike path. They'd still use the road. (Although I honestly didn't know that there was a speed limit on the bike path, which makes so much more sense now.)
22nd-May-2008 05:50 am (UTC)
I guess that's why the bikers who ride off the path (in the road) make such full and complete stops at the stop signs.
22nd-May-2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Well, Amy and I do.
16th-May-2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
my apartment's smoke detector would do that pretty much everyday if i dared to shower with the door to the bathroom open and steam escaping. (honestly, who showers with the door closed? muggy! blech!). the building manager said that that often happens to old detectors and he put a new one in and it never happened again.
16th-May-2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
I think a new detector (or probably a batch of new ones) is in our future. They aren't that expensive and from what I've seen so far the previous homeowner tended to buy lower quality stuff than I would.
19th-May-2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Our old house came with a smoke detector that would chirp whenever you turned the main hallway light on or off. They are testy little bastards.
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