Smoke Detectors Save Lives!
Union Valley Road West Milford NJ 07480
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TO LOCATE SMOKE DETECTORS:
avoid false alarms and/or improper operation, avoid
installation of smoke detectors in the following areas:
smoke from cooking may cause a nuisance alarm.
excessive steam from a shower may cause a nuisance alarm.
air ducts used for heating or air conditioning or paddle
movement may prevent smoke from reaching detectors.
furnaces of any type – air and dust movement and normal
combustion products may cause a nuisance alarm.
“Dead Air” space where the ceiling meets the wall, as
shown in Figure 5.
peak of an “A” frame type of ceiling “Dead Air” at
the top may prevent smoke from reaching the detector.
LOCATE SMOKE DETECTORS
are to be located on every level of a residence, basement, first
floor, second floor, excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attics
and in every separate sleeping area, between sleeping areas and
living areas such as the kitchen, garage, basement or utility
room. In homes with
only one sleeping area on one floor, a detector is to be put in
the hallway outside the bedrooms as shown in Figure 1.
In single floor homes with two separate sleeping areas, two
detectors are required, outside each sleeping area as shown in
Figure 2. In
multi-level homes, detectors should be located outside sleeping
areas and at every finished level of the home as shown in Figure
3. Basement level
detectors should be located in the bottom of basement stairwells
as shown in Figure 4.
Detectors Are Required
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
INSTALLATION OF CO DETECTORS:
detectors shall be located in every sleeping
area as Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 and
Figure 4 below.
CO detectors should be installed in a
competent manner and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s installation instructions.
CO alarms or detectors should be located and
mounted so that accidental operation will
not be caused by jarring or vibration.
CO alarms or detectors should be supported
independently of their attachment to wires.