Alarm Detector

How to make smoke to test a smoke alarm ?

I don't smoke tobacco or have joss sticks lying around the house. What's a good way to test a smoke alarm ? Flaming bits of paper tend to leave smudges on things, and candles make soot not smoke.

The way the pros do. Fire alarm test spray.
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PS - the battery-powered alarms have a button to test the electronics. Since the test chamber itself uses a tiny particle of radioactive Americium to test for ionized particles produced by flames, it has essentially nothing to go wrong except for over-age (the useful life of such detectors is seven years); so the test button is really a very reliable test. The AC-powered photoelectric detectors actually detect smoke density and really should be tested with something that obscures visibility the way smoke does.

Incidentally the best protection is to have both types, since the ionization detectors respond quickest to fast blazes, and the photoelectric ones respond quickest to smoldering fires.

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