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    What code article would I find the requirements for installing smoke alarms in a residential setting. Beginning of 760 says they are not subject to requirements of article 760.
    gusco

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    The location and mounting is normally addressed by the applicable Building Code in your area.
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      #3
      Originally posted by guschash View Post
      What code article would I find the requirements for installing smoke alarms in a residential setting. Beginning of 760 says they are not subject to requirements of article 760.
      The local building code will tell you what type of alarms are required, where they have to be located and whether they need to be interconnected.
      NEC will tell you some additional information about acceptable wiring methods once you have the other information for your locale.

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        #4
        2009 IRC Smoke Alarms Art 314, Carbon Monoxide Alarms Art 315
        Do you have a specific question?
        CircuitRyder --- Unfortunately not all good ideas are code enforceable.

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          #5
          How big of an area does one smoke alarm cover?
          gusco

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            #6
            Originally posted by guschash View Post
            How big of an area does one smoke alarm cover?
            I don't believe they are installed like that.

            Typically the rules will require one smoke alarm at specific locations.

            Like 'provide one smoke alarm at each bedroom door' or provide one smoke alarm at the foot of the basement stairs.

            They are not installed for full coverage like smoke detectors are in non-dwelling units.

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              #7
              Here, check out page 36 of this link it shows the requirements in Ohio.

              http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/bb...ionHandout.pdf

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                #8
                Originally posted by iwire View Post
                Here, check out page 36 of this link it shows the requirements in Ohio.

                http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/bb...ionHandout.pdf
                Nice link -TY

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by iwire View Post
                  Here, check out page 36 of this link it shows the requirements in Ohio.

                  http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/bb...ionHandout.pdf
                  Thank you...Good Info

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                    #10
                    Av/DC thanks for the link.
                    gusco

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by guschash View Post
                      How big of an area does one smoke alarm cover?
                      Per NFPA 72-2007 section 11.5.1, it looks like you get up to 1,000 square for one, but if you're over 1,000 square feet it's one per 500 square feet.

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                        http://www.gentex.com/sites/default/...docs/TB006.PDF

                        just some more info
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