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Old 07-11-2016, 06:52 AM   #1
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Smoke detector goes off, outside vent open and fan on?

Everytime we cook the smoke detector on the ceiling goes off. The outdoor vent is open, and the fan above the stove is running.

Any thoughts, suggestions?

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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Used to happen on my old (different brand) 20 foot travel trailer all the time. Was a real nuisance and I never found a solution.
We just disconnected it every time we cooked inside. That was somewhat dangerous if only because we frequently forgot to reconnect it before we went to bed.
Sorry I'm not more help, perhaps others have a solution.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:09 AM   #3
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ours does the same thing, so we remove the battery before cooking and replace when were are finished cooking so i don't forget prior to bed time. little bit of a PITA.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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On the rare occasion that we cook inside I pull the battery out.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:17 AM   #5
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It is a common occurance and it is doing it's job. Fortunately we can reach ours from the stairs and it is easy to disable it while cooking and it's hanging down so it is hard to ignore when done.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:32 AM   #6
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We had that problem with our old hybrid, and the way I solved it was to move the smoke detector to a different part of the trailer, farther away from the stove. It seemed to solve the problem, but I haven't done it to our Jayco yet. Right now what we do is the same as everyone else: remove the battery, and we put it on the dinette table in front of us so we don't forget to put it back.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:28 PM   #7
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Too common a problem. We pull battery and do not always remember to reinstall it. Ours even goes off when DW uses hair spray quite a ways away.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:01 PM   #8
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Ours even goes off when DW uses hair spray quite a ways away.
Now that's some powerful hair spray!!
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:21 PM   #9
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Just move the smoke detector. It's just held in place by two screws.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:13 PM   #10
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Don't remove the battery, too dangerous as often we forget to put it back in.

I just take a Ziplock sandwhich bag and cover the smoke detector while cooking. Then when doing the dishes, that reminds me to remove it.

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