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Kittens +  Grenade

Manawolf: 2; Smoke Detector: 1

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. It started beeping again. Several smacks later and it won't stop.

Aside from calling the landlord (and aside from bashing it to death with a broom handle), ideas?


EDIT: Smoke detector removed from wall. Now, the wall unit won't stop chirping - and so does the detector, even though it's both removed from the wall AND the batteries are out.

Must... resist... use of hammer...


EDIT 2: I think... THINK... It may have stopped. *cautious sigh of relief*

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The problem is, it's not actually "going off", y'know? It'll beep in a certain pattern when it senses smoke or steam or whatever, like if we fry something or burn toast. But this is a slow, steady beep about once every two minutes, like a reminder of something. Annoying as hell.
Yeah, they're made to do that when the battery is running low. Thing is, they're still plugged in to the wall. The battery is a backup for if the power goes out (as is entirely possible during a fire).
Really? That's odd, I know they had a campaign of commercials in the UK about people dying because they didn't change the batteries in their smoke alarm. I'm of the belief that they're not hard-wired into the building in the UK, just attached to the wall, which is why they encourage people to change the batteries regularly.

I could be talking out of my ass here, but I think that's how it works.