Nuisance tripping of smokes

nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
I installed about 10 smoke detectors in a horse stable a few months ago and seems to be they constantly nuisance trip

It's a very dusty environment I'm assuming the dust is messing with the senses inside the units does anybody have a recommendation for smoke detectors for a Dusty area or experience with this

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infinity

Moderator
Staff member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Journeyman Electrician
Yes dust in the enemy of smoke alarms. IMO heat detectors may be better suited for that environment.
 

brantmacga

Señor Member
Location
Georgia
Occupation
Electrical Monke
As mentioned above, a heat detector is what you want in this location. Kiddie HD135F or HD200F; that’s 135 deg and 200 deg.

I’d probably go with the HD200F; it can get pretty hot below the roof of an outdoor building. I’ve installed heat detectors below metal roofs that we measured at 140+ degrees in mid day summer. I think a hay fire would reach 200 degrees pretty quick. But research it before you take my opinion.


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