What Size Smoke Detectors Do I Need - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 08-18-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
Lord of Slums
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Detroit Mi
Posts: 1,451
Rewards Points: 1,974
Default

What size smoke detectors do I need


I was unaware smoke dectors had sizes. How do I know what size to buy?
mj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-18-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,355
Rewards Points: 107
Default


Size is cosmetic. There are two types, photoelectric good for detecting smoke and ionization better at detecting fire. You should have some of each
jimn01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 7,828
Rewards Points: 2,006
Default


Smokes are not rated by size at all.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-18-2015, 05:29 PM   #4
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 13,719
Rewards Points: 9,472
Blog Entries: 2
Default


Here is a good link to read

http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/119009/559.pdf
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
mj12 (08-19-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hardwired Smoke Detectors Power Cut Out cnpdmb11 Electrical 14 12-03-2013 10:46 PM
Smoke Detectors streetneons Electrical 5 07-22-2013 02:16 PM
Grrrr Smoke detectors not compatible?? forcedreno2012 Electrical 8 06-09-2013 08:54 PM
Smoke Detectors BRK or Firex? teamo Electrical 3 03-05-2013 12:51 PM
CO and Smoke Detectors Chemist1961 HVAC 20 01-22-2009 06:43 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts