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Hello,

I'm looking for the code about smoke detectors in bedrooms and common areas?
Is this a building code?
The code was for 1 in each bedroom OR outside the bedrooms interconnected AND 1 on each floor.
Any code or rule would appreciated, or clarification.
Thanks.
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Somebody just asked about this a couple weeks ago.

Code is now 1 in every bedroom, one on each floor (and on the floor with bedrooms, be within something like 5m) and be interconnected and that one be carbon monoxide if there's gas in the house and they be battery back up.
 

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Somebody just asked about this a couple weeks ago.

Code is now 1 in every bedroom, one on each floor (and on the floor with bedrooms, be within something like 5m) and be interconnected and that one be carbon monoxide if there's gas in the house and they be battery back up.
Also the smoke detectors have to be at least 3' away from the return air and the heat and air register. If there is a closet in the room it can be considered a bedroom... some places want the smoke detectors on its own branch cicuit others will allow you to put them on with a lighting or receptacle circuits.... here's a link that may help http://www.ehow.com/list_6895922_national-smoke-alarm-residential-requirements.html
 

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The OP is from Canada- In the US it is a building code not an NEC code
 

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One on each floor interconnected and within 5m of bedroom. One in each bedroom. If more than 15m distance from smoke and other rooms you must add another Smoke. Can't be arcfault or gfi protected. CO detectors only in building with solid fuel burning appliances. Can't be installed on a receptacle only circuit. 2010 NBCC
 

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FrunkSlammer said:
I was doing all combo units, but as I understand it now only one the one outside bedrooms needs/should be combo CO?
If you have a common wall with a storage garage you need them at or in bedrooms
 

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Robert Thompson 6971 said:
Yes only the ones in the hallways need to carbon monoxide / smoke detectors and say if it's outside a bedroom with high cielings it's supposed to be at the highest part of the cieling
COs are only required in homes with fuel burning appliances or common wall with storage garage in BC. Fire marshall is trying to change that to include old buildings too. Ontario just changed there requirements for them.
 

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It is the Building code that sets the requirments. Electrical code only sets how it is wired.
CO is only required if there are fuel burnig appliances or an attached garage. All Electric heat, no fireplace or wood burning stove and a separate garage then no CO detector is required. Only smoke detectors.
 
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