Well due to recent circumstances, I have to open my eyes to the possibility of fires more than usual. Particularly in my garage where I'm building my jeep and do all of my welding and fab. I had a small fire last night that went unnoticed after my welding(even after 15min of clean up after welding) and luckily did not get out of hand, but I walked in this morning to a completely, burnt to the floor, garbage can that was lit due to a mig welding spark. While it is in my own fault and I do take some efforts to make sure these things don't happen. Since this has happened, Im halting everything and doing a major clean up.. Metal trash cans, Fire extinguishers in every corner, new shelving, smoke detectors, all flammables go away. period.
I wanted to start the conversation of smoke detectors in the "Fab environment". Obviously, welding and cutting processes do create heat, sparks and smoke. So I'm curious on detectors that could minimise false alarms to these commonalities. We all have our areas and these areas have a lot of time and money invested in them to lose over one bad spark. If my garage was closer to the house, I would probably buy a Nest Protect to be able to send alerts to my phone as this would have been an ideal situation but Wifi is spotty at best to the garage.
What do you guys use?
Had this been any worse, all my money investing in my jeep and tools this last year would have been a total loss... I have to step up my awareness and precautions.