Apply a piece of masking tape to a 9 volt battery in order to date stamp the date of last replacement.

Track expired smoke detector batteries with a strip of masking tape

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January 13, 2018 • living

Ten years ago I undertook a large-scale home renovation project on my sixty year-old home.  Due to the size of the renovation, building codes required the installation of a whole-house, AC hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detection system. My system includes six detectors in total:  three smoke-only, and three combination smoke and carbon monoxide. I’ve discovered… Read More ›

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Track expired smoke detector batteries with a strip of masking tape

(1) Apply a piece of masking tape to a 9 volt battery in order to date stamp the date of last replacement.

Ten years ago I undertook a large-scale home renovation project on my sixty year-old home.  Due to the size of the renovation, building codes required the installation of a whole-house, AC hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detection system. My system includes six detectors in total:  three smoke-only, and three combination smoke and carbon monoxide. I’ve discovered… Read More ›

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