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Old 01-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #31
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Are they all on the same circuit, and nothing else on that circuit? When I built new houses, that's the way I set them up. I never trusted the ones that were battery only. If that's the case, just make sure to mark the breaker, and if there's obviously no smoke, the breaker can just be flipped off.
Tom they're on with the main washroom and hallway lights. Your idea would be best, but you know builders ,they don' t care. I could shut it off without too much problem but I'm not sure how they found the faulty one. I'm no electricain that's for sure. I'm going to replace them all . Don't need these going off when Gwen is alone again
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #32
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Glad everything turned out to be ok, Dave. I would have freaked out.

Lucille, you had a hangover, and it wan't even New Year's Eve!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #33
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We had the same problem, all hardwired, all connected. (my understanding is that a bad battery will not cause them all to go off, only a real trigger) Went off all the time, (all of them) finally realized that the cold air return filter near one of the alarms needed to be changed. Everytime the heat started up the dust would blow back from it and cause the alarm to go off.

A bit of research on Google found that one for me, amazing...

Glad you and family are all ok, I probably would have needed a xanax in addition to that drink.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #34
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Just now catching this. So happy to learn that Gwen the fire trucks weren't there for Gwen!

Lucile, you truly are a good friend to experience the hangover for Dave!
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #35
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My heart would have stopped if I drove home and seen Firetrucks...scary. Happy to hear all is well and hopefully you will recover soon. My alarms were updated by my alarm company last year to include gas, they have a battery backup, and their own breaker, the old ones did not have their own breaker, but the battery backup had a clock so they tweet until you replace them once a year even when the battery is still fine (pain in the butt).
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #36
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My heart would have stopped if I drove home and seen Firetrucks...scary. Happy to hear all is well and hopefully you will recover soon. My alarms were updated by my alarm company last year to include gas, they have a battery backup, and their own breaker, the old ones did not have their own breaker, but the battery backup had a clock so they tweet until you replace them once a year even when the battery is still fine (pain in the butt).
yeah Robbie I guess the backup battery is a good idea, but a pain when they need replacing. I am getting all new hardwired ones without a battery backup if I can get it. We rarely have power outages.
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Nightmares

I have had my havanese dog Jeremy for about 4 months. About 3-4 times a week Jeremy sits up in bed in the middle of the night and screams. When I say scream I mean scream. He isn't parking. Jeremy sits up and stares at the wall and screams. I am trying to wake him up by gently shaking him. Jeremy seems to be in a trance. After about 20 seconds of screaming he stops. Jeremy seems very happy after the trance or nightmare. Jeremy then just falls back to sleep. The vet says the he isn't used to us yet but it has been 4 months. We think that the owner before us left him in cages all day. Jeremy hates cages. We have only put him in a cage during the first week.

If anyone knows what is going on with Jeremy please post a reply.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #38
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I have had my havanese dog Jeremy for about 4 months. About 3-4 times a week Jeremy sits up in bed in the middle of the night and screams. When I say scream I mean scream. He isn't parking. Jeremy sits up and stares at the wall and screams. I am trying to wake him up by gently shaking him. Jeremy seems to be in a trance. After about 20 seconds of screaming he stops. Jeremy seems very happy after the trance or nightmare. Jeremy then just falls back to sleep. The vet says the he isn't used to us yet but it has been 4 months. We think that the owner before us left him in cages all day. Jeremy hates cages. We have only put him in a cage during the first week.

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Welcome to the forum. You're most likely right, he is dreaming. From what research I've read, dogs dreams manifest much the same way as human. Totally natural. I wouldn't touch him when he does this though. Not that you would be reinforcing fear, because that doesn't happen. Just to avoid any possible bad reaction. The old saying ... let sleeping dogs lie, is true. Some dogs find a sudden hand on them threatening when they are resting or just awake. Give him time, . Just a note, not that it bothers me, but when posting ,try to stick to the topic of the thread or start a new thread. NO problem, hope I was of some help. Don't be shy, if you have questions , now is the time to ask, not after they become worse. Got any pictures of your guy?
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