Smoke Detector Batteries 9 Volt

9v

Most of us have batteries in the house. Double A's, C-cell, some D's, even some triple A's for those TV remotes, but how many of you have a good stash of 9 volt batteries? The other night, at 1am in the morning, my smoke detector started chirping. You know the chirp I am talking about, when the battery indicates it is low and needs to be changed. Why these go bad in the middle of the night/early morning I have no idea, but it does seem to be when it happens. Admittedly, I was tired, I got up, took the smoke detector down, pulled the battery and went back to bed, after all, there is a second detector at the other end of the house so I wasn't totally unprotected. In the morning I promptly went to my battery stash and much to my dismay, I didn't have a 9-bolt battery, no one.  How can this be? I must have put them somewhere else.  ... [ Read More ]