Smoke detectors come with one battery, two screws and two dowels. If you have not mounted the unit quickly, make sure the battery is still charged correctly. The detectors must be placed by pegging and screwing, never by gluing: hence the presence of pegs and pegs in the housing of the device.
- Screwdriver drill
- Special ankle pliers
- Preparation of the smoke detector
- Fixing of the DAAF
Preparation of the smoke detector
1. The base of the unit is used to install the detector on the ceiling. To do this, you must separate the base from the detector, press the base to the ceiling at the chosen location, preferably in the center of the room, make a pencil mark at both locations.
2. Once the notch profile is projected to the ceiling, remove the base and drill two holes on your pencil marks. Drill the ceiling. Insert the dowels into the holes you have just drilled, position the base and screw. The installation of the base is complete.
Fixing of the DAAF
3. Drill the two fixing points with the drill adapted to the nature of the material of the ceiling of the corridor (here of the plasterboard), It is possible to fix the device vertically (at the top of a wall ) or on an oblique wall (attic), but laying on the ceiling is preferable.
4. The kit includes screws and dowels for solid material. However, you will adapt the dowel to the nature of the material (here the special anchor for plasterboard).
5. Place the dowels into the drilled holes in the ceiling by hammering them down. The hole is always a little smaller than the diameter of the ankle to give it a better grip and prevent it from turning during fixation.
6. For a gypsum board ceiling, use the special pliers to separate the expansion fins from the ankle. Then remove the screws.
7. Screw the base to the ceiling. Clip the detector onto the base by placing it firmly on its support. Make sure it is properly attached.
8. Check the correct operation of the device by pressing the test button. It is good to carry out this operation periodically.
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