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Old 08-30-2009, 09:22 AM   #16
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Wiring Smoke Detectors - Has to be straight run?


Required in bedrooms here to be on AFCI & off a lighting circuit (or possibly another circuit that usually will not be shut off
And that means a breaker, which means all of my smokes/CO's are on AFCI

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"Recent editions of NFPA 70 have required that all 120 volt outlets in bedrooms, which includes 120 volt powered smoke alarms, be protected by an AFCI.
Every smoke I have has (& is required) to have abattery backup
With the number of smokes required I can hear one going off anywhre in the house
I actually woke up in the night to the sound of the chirp from the basement smoke when the battery went


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