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Old 05-08-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Wired Smoke Detectors?

I have a couple questions regarding hard wired smoke detectors:

1) Can different brands of SDs be linked? I'm not sure what brand I have now throughout my house, but I am doing a basement remodel and the detectors at the local supply stores are either Kidde and Firex (?).

Also any general recommendations would be appreciated.

2) It seems that a smoke detector was not installed -- as it was supposed to be per code in my city -- in the basement level of our new home. (It did had livable/finished sq. footage when we moved in).

Am I required to interlink the new SDs I'm installing in the remodel to those on the 1st floor? If so, any tips?




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Old 05-09-2007, 12:43 AM   #2
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Linkable smoke detectors are local code, may or may not have to. Did I catch that this was a new house??? if it is, you need to take it up with your builder, if not, if a home inspection was done prior to the sale, you need to take it up with the home inspector.


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And as a rule, no, you cannot mix brands of smoke detectors.
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