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Old 04-25-2010, 09:38 PM   #16
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While you made good use of the old fixture location for a smoke alarm it should be interconnected to the other smokes in the house.
Actually i did connect it to the other smoke detector in the utility room (also hard wired both)! Only being 1000 sqft ranch two detectors are all i need!

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Excellent job - your speed even with child amazes me!
I work with my son around during the day and have to seriously multitask - when I have to go under or in the attic he has a party. LOL

Jim - it depends on which type of smoke detector you have. Some need to be wired in fully. Others can but don't need to - and yet others aren't wired in at all.
Thanks, yeah the attic trips were during naps! she loves to take my tools and i end up looking all over for them before i realize she has it!
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Jim - it depends on which type of smoke detector you have. Some need to be wired in fully. Others can but don't need to - and yet others aren't wired in at all.
I am aware of battery and hard-wired smokes. The current building code requirement is for dual-powered and interconnected smoke alarms. The code also requires one on each level, one outside each sleeping area and one inside each sleeping area.


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