Smoke alarm location

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  1. Tughillrzr

    Tughillrzr In the Trades

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    New York
    New build residential house
    New York State
    Small two bedroom house
    Single story
    Less 1k sqft
    Vaulted ceiling’s in family and kitchen
    I have smoke alarms in each bedroom and a combo alarm outside the bedrooms in hallway. ( bedrooms located across from one another)
    All hard wired together and on it’s own dedicated arc fault circuit.
    Concrete floor no basement
    no crawl space
    Was told I need a smoke alarm in family room / kitchen. The one in hall is like 3’ From family room and 20’ or less from kitchen stove. Odd that I would need one especially within kitchen.
    Does anyone have the specific information on location?
     
  2. Stuff

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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    I put one near the stove on purpose, to get an early warning. I know it will go off without a fire that way, but it alerts me if I have overcooked something.:oops:
     
  5. Tughillrzr

    Tughillrzr In the Trades

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    Yes building codes say passes . House inspector said should be in kitchen/family room. I questioned it since it was one open area with hall alarm right there. I saw nothing pertaining to it. I have added an additional one so no one can say anything now. Isn’t worth it. If it came down to someone’s safety more is better! I made sure it was at least 20’ away from stove.
     
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