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Where do I fine install instructions to replace my series 5000 with a kidde i5000 or i2060?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?

The model is 5000, a hard wired system with back up battery. It was installed in my new construction in early 2003

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

I was informed that the older models of smoke detector have a life of about 10 years. Mine is older and I would like to replace the old with a current model detector

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?

Just where I can get the install instructions and look at them before I purchase the 5 replacement units

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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 11 months ago
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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 11 months ago

Here is the link to the instruction manual for the i2060

http://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/products/fire-safety/smoke-alarms/i12060/

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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 11 months ago

Here is the link for the i5000 detectors

http://www.utcccs-cdn.com/hvac//docs/2001/Public/02/User-Guide-Firex-i4618-i4718.pdf

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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 11 months ago

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