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Topic Summary: what make do you recommend
Created On: 24 July 2013 09:30 PM
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 24 July 2013 09:30 PM
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interplay

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I am looking to fit 6 mains interconnected smoke alarms, (been looking at Aico Ei166RC and Ei161RC with Ei1529 remote tester).
Does anyone fit anything similar that they could recommend

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 24 July 2013 09:33 PM
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antric2

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I have fitted Aico 141 smokes and the equivalent heat detectors for a good few years and would recommend them 100%.
Target price of 141s around £12.50 plus vat and heats about £23
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 24 July 2013 10:01 PM
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peteTLM

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Aico again.

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 24 July 2013 10:11 PM
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I fit aico and have them in my own home
 24 July 2013 10:11 PM
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daveparry1

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And again!

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 24 July 2013 10:18 PM
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Maxpower

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Aico every time. Just fitted 12 interconnected units in my own house, inc. loft, and recommended and fitted 15 x to a customer's house after a full rewire.

They do a great handbook, call them to get a copy, well worth it.
 24 July 2013 10:32 PM
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coastelectrics

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Good alarms but a T*** to wire if you've got more than 1 cable to connect ( and since they're interconnected that's usually the case) wish there a bit more room for wiring but what's new
 24 July 2013 10:58 PM
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Cremeegg

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Aico again - their guides are excellent, robust ring bound books that will last a while in the front of a van. Some wholesalers have them on the counter to pick up - I pick up a new version every year at Elex.
 25 July 2013 06:12 AM
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interplay

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Cheers guys, Aico it is then.
Just another thought- the bedrooms have en-suite showers and air-con units fitted in the ceiling. Do you think this would trigger false alarms?

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 25 July 2013 07:25 AM
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These have more room in base for cable access:
Link to click

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Image of terminal link


+normally cheaper

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Edited: 25 July 2013 at 04:42 PM by gel
 25 July 2013 10:15 AM
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baldelectrician

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Aico all the way

And if you are worried about wiring space you can mount the Aico base on a fastafix and effectively put a JB behind it

Simples

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 25 July 2013 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by: coastelectrics

Good alarms but a T*** to wire if you've got more than 1 cable to connect ( and since they're interconnected that's usually the case) wish there a bit more room for wiring but what's new


What size cable are you using?
 25 July 2013 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by: coastelectrics

Good alarms but a T*** to wire if you've got more than 1 cable to connect ( and since they're interconnected that's usually the case) wish there a bit more room for wiring but what's new


Round dry lining box above the detector and junction in that if needed (ie if you're adding to existing detectors and some fool has wired them in 1.5mm cable, or if it makes sense on cable runs to spider out from a central position with multiple cables).

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 25 July 2013 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by: stateit

Originally posted by: coastelectrics



Good alarms but a T*** to wire if you've got more than 1 cable to connect ( and since they're interconnected that's usually the case) wish there a bit more room for wiring but what's new




Round dry lining box above the detector and junction in that if needed (ie if you're adding to existing detectors and some fool has wired them in 1.5mm cable, or if it makes sense on cable runs to spider out from a central position with multiple cables).



Why a round dry lining box you cant get your hand up through a round dry liner box, the holes line up perfect for a 1gang dry lining box. :-)

We just LEFT aico smoke detectors for i think its kiddie, price im afraid.

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 25 July 2013 10:11 PM
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Aico, I have tried other manufacturers alarms that come with a flying lead to connect them and ended up having to let a round drylining box into the ceiling to get somewhere to terminate, flaming messy in a lath and plaster ceiling.

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 25 July 2013 10:59 PM
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antric2

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Originally posted by: stateit







Round dry lining box above the detector and junction in that if needed (ie if you're adding to existing detectors and some fool has wired them in 1.5mm cable, or if it makes sense on cable runs to spider out from a central position with multiple cables).


Why is somebody a' fool' if they use 1.5mm or ......' on cable runs to spider out from a central position with multiple cables.[/I
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