10 posts tagged with fire and smoke.
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Smoke/Fire alarm repeater?

I want a device that I can attach to our front door, and if the building's alarm goes off, a signal would be relayed to an alarm outside our bedroom door. Does this kind of thing exist? [more inside]
posted by EastCoastBias on Apr 8, 2014 - 11 answers

liability after apartment fire in NYC

The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Beeping fire alarm. Should I be alarmed?

Beeping fire alarm. Should I be alarmed? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jan 16, 2009 - 20 answers

What happens to a candle's wax?

When a candle is burnt indoors, what happens to the wax? An amount of smoke equivalent to the mass of the candle is released as it's burnt (?)--does this manage to escape the house, or does most of it stay in the room and coat the walls, floors, ceiling, etc.?
posted by mstillwell on Nov 23, 2008 - 25 answers

I see a black wall, and I want it painted white

Can I seal the inside surface of an exterior brick wall in my house without trapping moisture in the brick or in the insulation? [more inside]
posted by malp on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

False alarms in hard-wired smoke alarms?

What causes false Alarms in hardwired smoke detectors? [more inside]
posted by morallybass on Aug 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Smoke inhalation and You.

Can anyone point me to a reference of how long the average person would last before succumbing to smoke inhalation in a burning building? (By succumbing I mean passing out). 2 scenarios: making a run for the exit, and making a crawl for the exit. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Feb 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Fake fire from steam and lights?

Is it possible to create a steam-based fake fire , like the one seen here, at home using a steamer and lighting? [more inside]
posted by destro on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me rid my house of acrid smoke!

Help me get the nasty smoke smell out of my house after a cooking accident! [more inside]
posted by AaronRaphael on Jun 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Smoky Fireplace

I love having fires in my fireplace. But I hate the fact that it makes my apartment smell like smoke for weeks afterwards. [mi] [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Sep 22, 2004 - 11 answers

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