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#21 James Bay walker

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:12 AM

Seems to me every electronic device should come with a Daylight Saving Time switch. On in the spring, off again in the autumn.

I agree that that should be the default but it would need to be turn-off-able for out of step places that don't believe in DST.

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#22 Bingo

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:04 AM

Clock back one hour at 2:00 am November 2.


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#23 Bingo

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

The history of time change

 

 ...in part

Swedish researchers say there may be some health benefits to turning your clock back.

They studied 20 years of records and found that the number of heart attacks dipped on the Monday after clocks moved back an hour.

Moving clocks ahead in the spring had the opposite effect. There were more heart attacks in the week after springing forward — especially during the first three days of the week.

more; http://www.cbc.ca/ne...change-1.755925

 



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:01 AM

So what they are really saying is that ST is fine and DST sucks



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:19 AM

Clock back one hour at 2:00 am November 2.

 

Also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Well, maybe not at 2am because you'll wake the house up testing them, but some time this weekend would be good.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Well, maybe not at 2am because you'll wake the house up testing them,

 Or all your neighnbors if you live in the Promontory



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:02 PM

 Or all your neighnbors if you live in the Promontory

 

AC powered smoke alarms there.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:36 PM

Also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Well, maybe not at 2am because you'll wake the house up testing them, but some time this weekend would be good.

 

Once you turn the clock back it will be 1 am which is the approved hour to test smoke alarms.

Burning some toast works, or if you have your motorcycle in the living room start that up.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

AC powered smoke alarms there.

 

Permanent battery smoke alarms here.  No wiring no battery replacements.  Best of both worlds I think.



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:37 PM

By the way, Russia smartened up and got rid of time changes.  When will we?

 

http://rt.com/news/1...-russia-clocks/


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

Permanent battery smoke alarms here.  No wiring no battery replacements.  Best of both worlds I think.

What is that, some sort of perpetual motion machine? If it is a battery it will go dead, if it is a permanently "charged" battery it will need wiring.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:13 PM

Long life lithium battery.


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#33 LJ

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:17 PM

Long life lithium battery.

That ain't permanent.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:26 PM

Permanent for the life of the smoke alarm though, 10 years.


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#35 LJ

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

Permanent for the life of the smoke alarm though, 10 years.

Unless they go off.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:48 PM

By the way, Russia smartened up and got rid of time changes.  When will we?

 

http://rt.com/news/1...-russia-clocks/

Not all of north america is on it but wish it was gone everwhere.



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:28 PM

That ain't permanent.

 

Neither are the smoke detectors themselves.  You should replace them every 10 years regardless of how they are powered.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 06:06 AM

Tonight's the night.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 06:46 AM

Permanent battery smoke alarms here.  No wiring no battery replacements.  Best of both worlds I think.

 

This is off topic, but a worthy subject to be discussed in this thread as it reminds people to replace their batteries in smoke alarms.

 

The interesting part about Lithium powered smoke alarms is that one is unable to comply with the local bylaws that state that battery powered smoke alarms are required to have new batteries installed once a year. (note the Victoria bylaw was written in 1992 when David Turner was mayor) I am unsure how a judge would view potential negligence should a rooming house burn to the ground and there was no "record" of replacing batteries annually. There are a LOT of older converted buildings out there that are used as multi occupancy, and it was cheaper to install a battery powered smoke alarm than fish in a 120 volt feed. Our bylaws need to be reviewed from time to time to reflect ever changing technologies.

 

One must also be careful with the newer smoke alarms (either battery or 120 volt) that contain dual technologies that include the detection of carbon monoxide. Some of these devices need to be replaced with new every 5 years.


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#40 Mike K.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 06:47 PM

Thanks sparky.

 

This is a good reminder, for sure.


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