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What are the codes for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the home?

Smoke detectors must be placed on every level, including basement, of the home.   If  the attic is a finished living space or someone is sleeping in that room, a smoke detector must be installed.

Carbon Monoxide detectors must be placed within 10 feet of all bedroom doors.

Both are required to pass a housing inspection.  Both can be either plug in or battery operated.

Updated 6/23/2011 10:47 AM
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