Alarming update

As mentioned earlier we’re getting the whole house required. In some of the rooms a second wire appeared in the ceiling adjacent to a light fitting.
When we carried out our first restoration project we also had some wiring updated. At that time we replaced our fire alarms. They are battery powered as is usual in the UK. I knew we’d want fire alarms installed but hadn’t realised the electrical standard is now to have fire alarms wired into the electrical mains. The mystery wires are the connections for mains wired fire alarms.

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On reflection it’s a very good move as there are cases where alarms haven’t worked in fires due to flat batteries.

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