Change your clocks - change your bateries

 

It's that time of the year again... back to Standard Time... so - sometime today, while thinking about changing clocks before bed - take the time to change the batteries in any electronic gadget you rely on to monitor your - or your family's health and protect safety... things like Fire & CO detectors... glucose meters and those kinds of things.

Enjoy the "extra hour" of sleep...

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Thanks

Thanks for the reminder. That's a very good idea on changing the batteries. The cost of batteries is low when you compare it to the cost of not having the protection when you need it.

Smoke Alarms

I agree. It is a very good thing to get on a yearly schedule to change batteries in smoke alarms. Even if they don't quite need it yet. Once a year is a small price to pay.

Fall back

@kch50428,

Thanks, will do the batteries too.

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Smoke/Fire and CO --

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector? How old are your smoke detectors?

If you don't have at least one carbon monoxide detector, you can get combo smoke/CO detectors for a little more than the price of a smoke detector alone.

And if your detectors are old, like the ones that use weird batteries, replace them! They're probably more than 10 years old!

With others, the life of smoke detectors is around 10 years. After that, the ionization source that makes it work may no longer be useful -- check the labels on the device to be sure.

Very cheap insurance -- please.

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Smoke alarms

My alarms are the wired kind that all go off together. I have 12; 6 are CO/smoke, 6 are smoke only with the zones overlapping. The batteries are just for backup when the power is out. I use the 9V lithium 10 year batteries which easily last 6 or more years in a detector. So I don't replace all the batteries every year ... just the 2 or 3 oldest ones.

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A good

A good reminder about the batteries. Here in Arizona we don't need to change our clocks as there is no Daylight Savings Time here.

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Thanks for the reminder and

Thanks for the reminder and great advice

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Thanks for the reminder

Thanks for the reminder

Arizona

t923347 wrote:

A good reminder about the batteries. Here in Arizona we don't need to change our clocks as there is no Daylight Savings Time here.

I find it confusing when visiting AZ for sightseeing tours, on and off the Navajo lands.

Quote:

During the daylight saving schedule, the Navajo Nation community moves the clock forward to six hours behind UTC, making it an hour ahead of the rest of Arizona. When it does not observe daylight saving time, it moves to clock backward to seven hours behind UTC, being in sync with the rest of Arizona, which observes MST. However, the Hopi Nation within the Navajo reservation follows the rest of the state by not observing daylight saving time.

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Sleep

spokybob wrote:
t923347 wrote:

A good reminder about the batteries. Here in Arizona we don't need to change our clocks as there is no Daylight Savings Time here.

I find it confusing when visiting AZ for sightseeing tours, on and off the Navajo lands.

Quote:

During the daylight saving schedule, the Navajo Nation community moves the clock forward to six hours behind UTC, making it an hour ahead of the rest of Arizona. When it does not observe daylight saving time, it moves to clock backward to seven hours behind UTC, being in sync with the rest of Arizona, which observes MST. However, the Hopi Nation within the Navajo reservation follows the rest of the state by not observing daylight saving time.

I guess you just have to go to bed when you get tired! laugh out loud

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More

spokybob wrote:
t923347 wrote:

A good reminder about the batteries. Here in Arizona we don't need to change our clocks as there is no Daylight Savings Time here.

I find it confusing when visiting AZ for sightseeing tours, on and off the Navajo lands....

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6585

...especially page 2 of above

Better yet

Eliminate daylight savings time.

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Don B wrote:

Better yet

Eliminate daylight savings time.

I'd be okay with that, although I admit that I do look forward to the change in March (when I'm thoroughly fed up with winter).

HELP!!!

My clock's hour hand has fallen and can't get up! What should I do?

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Yup

bear007 wrote:

I guess you just have to go to bed when you get tired! laugh out loud

smile

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Arizona has it right: leave the clocks alone.

kch50428 wrote:

It's that time of the year again... back to Standard Time... so - sometime today, while thinking about changing clocks before bed - take the time to change the batteries in any electronic gadget you rely on to monitor your - or your family's health and protect safety... things like Fire & CO detectors... glucose meters and those kinds of things.

Enjoy the "extra hour" of sleep...

I like AZ policy, battery change - yes; time change: no.

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why don't you guys like the

why don't you guys like the extra daylight?

Speaking of time zones

Remember Indiana. Their state is split between Eastern and Central.
Then some counties had daylight time and others did not. Then in 2006 they stopped that nonsense.

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Because

DevilH8R wrote:

why don't you guys like the extra daylight?

There is nothing I do in that extra hour of daylight that I can't do when its a little darker, and my sleep patterns are screwed up for a week or two after each change. It's kind of like cutting a foot off one end of a blanket and sewing it on the other end thinking you are going to end up with a longer blanket.

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Don B wrote:

[It's kind of like cutting a foot off one end of a blanket and sewing it on the other end thinking you are going to end up with a longer blanket.

That's a lesson the politicians in this country need to learn. They seem to think by spending more the tax base will automatically increase to support it.

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Thankfully

The only things I have to change are my microwave and stove. Everything else changes automatically.

clocks

I moved my clocks back yesterday morning. I hate Standard Time! mad

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Second this

Don B wrote:

Eliminate daylight savings time.

Second this

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One More Battery Related Suggestion

If, like us, you've got a designated place for keeping spare batteries, this is also a good time to root through the collection and weed out ones that:

1) Have reached their expiration date, or
2) Are proprietary to devices you no longer use.

No sense risking leaky batteries that make a mess and damage good ones (DAMHIKT surprised ), and the rechargeable ones can often be recycled.

I Remember

spokybob wrote:

Remember Indiana. Their state is split between Eastern and Central.
Then some counties had daylight time and others did not. Then in 2006 they stopped that nonsense.

I'm near Chicago and have a friend who lives near Indianapolis. I'd ask him why IN had such a confusing policy for official time in the state. He told me the politicians were too stupid to understand it. I told him that Indiana was not unique.

Arizona

We live in Arizona - we don't change our clocks. We love it.

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Uggg. I would rather stay

Uggg. I would rather stay on DST year round.

thanks

k6rtm wrote:

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector? How old are your smoke detectors?

If you don't have at least one carbon monoxide detector, you can get combo smoke/CO detectors for a little more than the price of a smoke detector alone.

And if your detectors are old, like the ones that use weird batteries, replace them! They're probably more than 10 years old!

With others, the life of smoke detectors is around 10 years. After that, the ionization source that makes it work may no longer be useful -- check the labels on the device to be sure.

Very cheap insurance -- please.

Great advice, thanks. My smoke detectors are built into the house, and time flies so it might be a chore to change all 8 smoke detectors...

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Always good advice

thanks for the reminder

Don't forget to change those

Don't forget to change those batteries that operate your electronic safes as well!!

Thanks for the reminder!

CC

Hmmm....

Box Car wrote:

My clock's hour hand has fallen and can't get up! What should I do?

...maybe it's time to consider going digital ?

just an idea....(Big smile)

Ron

i like driving home in the

i like driving home in the daylight. thats my main reason for liking it.