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I looked at a job at a dormitory where we will remove the existing surface mount light and install new ceiling fan/light in each room. It looks like the smoke detectors were installed a few years ago about 18" from the existing light in each room. If we install the ceiling fans, the existing smoke detector will be right under the new ceiling fans. IMO that doesn't seem acceptable. The smoke detectors should not be under the ceiling fan. Is that a correct assessment? If so, how far away should the smoke detectors be away from the ceiling fan?
 

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iirc, we're 36" here

we usually position smokes close to doors , which takes care of this anyways, but there's always that 'closet bedroom' that's a challenge!

~CS~
 

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These smoke detectors are an existing installation. Installing the ceiling fans will make the detectors directly under the the ceiling fan blades. So, building code is 36" from ceiling fan blades?
 
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