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Smoke detectors are required as follows:
o One smoke detector in the basement and on each habitable story of the
o One smoke detector at the base of all stairs to another occupied floor, but not
inside the stairway itself.
o One smoke detector outside of each separate sleeping area.
o One smoke detector inside every sleeping area.
o A minimum of one smoke detector must be installed for every 1,200 square feet
of area or part thereof.
o Must be hardwired and interconnected smoke detector with battery backup.
o All smoke detectors must be photoelectric.
Carbon monoxide alarms are required as follows:
o On every level of the residence, including habitable portions of basements and
attics and must be located within 10 feet of each bedroom door.
o No further than 10 feet from any bedroom door.
o Combination detectors (photoelectric smoke and carbon monoxide detector)
may be used.
o Must be hardwired and interconnected with battery backup. (May be separately
wired from the existing smoke detection system.)
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