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Disabled Smoke Detector with 10 Year Old Battery

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm

This project explains how to install Kidde/Firex hardwired (AC powered) smoke alarms in the finished- and unfinished sides of the basement. A new 120 volt AC branch circuit is wired to power the alarms and an alarm is installed in the suspended drywall ceiling. If you have functioning hardwired smoke alarms on 120VAC power and […]

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Smoke Detector Wiring Diagram

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 2

The hardwired smoke alarms were never connected to an AC power circuit. A new metal junction box is installed and the existing smoke alarms are wired to a continuous non-switched circuit for power. The new smoke alarms are then wired and installed. This project is continued from How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part […]

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Kidde PI2010 Smoke Alarm Ceiling Installation

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 3

A new smoke alarm is mounted and wired in the suspended drywall ceiling for the basement living room using an old work electrical box. NM-B 14/3 cable is pulled from an existing smoke alarm to power and interconnect the new smoke detector. This project is continued from How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – […]

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Smoke Alarm Installation: Equipment and Wiring Materials

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 4

This project explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. This tutorial is a fast-track installation because I don’t have the problems of relocating the abandoned smoke alarm and connecting it to a non-switched AC power circuit as described in How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 1. […]

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Smoke Alarm Ceiling Box Wiring

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 5

This tutorial explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. This project is continued from How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 4. Bedroom Smoke Alarm Wiring Diagram The new NM-B 14/3 cable has been pulled from the main junction box to the basement bedroom drywall ceiling. Work […]

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Kidde/Firex PI2010 Hardwired Smoke Alarm Installation

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 6

This tutorial explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. The smoke alarm is wired and mounted to the ceiling box. This project is continued from How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 5. Smoke Alarm Ceiling Box Wiring With the Carlton B618R old work ceiling box now […]

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Smoke Alarm Junction Box Wiring: Black (Hot) Wire Connections

How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 7

This tutorial explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. The branch circuit for the new smoke alarm is connected to the main junction box for power and signal. This project is continued from How to Install a Hardwired Smoke Alarm – Part 6. Smoke Alarm Junction Box Wiring Diagram […]

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