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    Sep 30, 2013 7:40 PM GMT


    OK, so the monoxide alarm was beeping every 30 seconds.

    One beep. (4 rapid beeps means get of the house there's a monoxide problem)

    A good well known brand.

    We call the emergency toll free number as it is a unit error (or batteries, and we changed those to brand new ones, twice to be sure), per the instructions.

    Corporation says, "Those are only designed to last 7 years." This one was made in 2003.

    I bought it in 2009. I told them it had sat on the shelf at Home Depot, then, for 4 years. They said that's often the case.

    I said there was no best before date on the box. They said it is on the unit in small print on the back, so you have to buy the unit, take it home and look at the manufactured date.

    I asked are all calls handled this way? With this answer? Yes, apparently. So I observed that the emergency line could just be a recording that says, "Go buy another one." over and over and over and over.......

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    The there's this beauty of a lie from another corporation, "We're just here to save you money." Nope, not to make a profit, uh uh, they only exist to save me money. How thoughtful of them. icon_lol.gif

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    Sep 30, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    The sensors in those things get used up over time. You have to replace them. It's just chemistry.
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    Sep 30, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    Complain to Home Depot. If enough people complain, HD will either stop carrying that brand, or will pressure the manufacture into changing their packaging.
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThe sensors in those things get used up over time. You have to replace them. It's just chemistry.


    Absolutely. However, I asked them WHY there was no best before date on the box. Why buy something supposed to last for 7 years and konks out at 3 because the date was hidden? I told the company I had an excellent solution:

    A different brand and make. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    I had the same thing happen to me a few years back ... maybe I should go buy a new one icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:09 PM GMT

    As for the 'we're just here to save you money' That little gem came from an alternative natural gas 'carrier' that I could subscribe to and their charges would show up on my regular gas bill. Price protection, they said, guaranteed for 5 years at only 12.00 a gigajoule on TOP of all the usual fees and delivery charges. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



    Oh my word.

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    Sep 30, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    Maybe Home Depot ordered up a whole bunch of them in 2007, just before their sales projections took a nosedive. And stored them for way too long.
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    Return it to Home Depot - tell them it didn't last as long as it should according the the manufacturer.
    Have them replace it, open the new one in the store to check the date before you leave.
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Hothouse saidReturn it to Home Depot - tell them it didn't last as long as it should according the the manufacturer.
    Have them replace it, open the new one in the store to check the date before you leave.


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    I'll give it a shot. Unfortunately no receipt after 3 years, but I'll try to gay charm them. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    I wonder what would happen if you walked in like this..

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    "I'd like to see a manager about returning my Carbon monoxide detector please".. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    immobilarityisNOTaword said
    Anocxu saidI wonder what would happen if you walked in like this..

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    "I'd like to see a manager about returning my Carbon monoxide detector please".. icon_eek.gif


    icon_lol.gif think you got smoke and carbon monoxide detector mixed up there.


    Anocxu, Bill is laughing so hard at that pic and your caption he has splurtched soup across the table.

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    Oct 01, 2013 1:18 AM GMT
    OMG I almost killed Bill.. icon_eek.gif

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    Oct 01, 2013 1:45 AM GMT
    I had my carbon monoxide detector (that I keep in the bedroom) go off on me a few months ago at 3 in the morning. Woke me up and freaked me out! All groggy and confused, I'm frantically getting dressed so that I can get out of the house before I die a terrible death.

    Turns out it was the damn battery. I came close to smashing it against the wall! icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 01, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    You should buy a carbon monoxide detector/alarm designed for a recreational vehicule , they are made to withstand the trepidation of the road .
    I replaced the one in my flat with one made by PEEL instruments PTY.LTD . It is the same brand as the one i have in my off-road caravan ..
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    Oct 02, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Hothouse saidReturn it to Home Depot - tell them it didn't last as long as it should according the the manufacturer.
    Have them replace it, open the new one in the store to check the date before you leave.


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    I'll give it a shot. Unfortunately no receipt after 3 years, but I'll try to gay charm them. icon_lol.gif


    I've worked in retail, you should see the stuff that was returned without a receipt. It was a joke, but the retailer would take it back as "good customer service." You at least have a valid reason to return.
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    Oct 02, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    neffa saidYou should buy a carbon monoxide detector/alarm designed for a recreational vehicule , they are made to withstand the trepidation of the road .
    I replaced the one in my flat with one made by PEEL instruments PTY.LTD . It is the same brand as the one i have in my off-road caravan ..


    Dunno... I just have one from Home Depot on the boat. Seems to work fine. The only problem is that there are too freaking many alarms on all the gizmos I've installed on the boat. The CO alarm sounds just like the autopilot off-course alarm. It gets me running up and down the ladder and spinning around like an idiot. While an oil tanker is bearing down on me icon_surprised.gif