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How close can a smoke detector be to a bathroom door?
Friday, December 4, 2020
A smoke alarm should not be installed within three feet horizontally of the door to a bathroom that contains a tub or shower, unless it is specifically rated for close proximity to such a location, according to the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA 72, 188.8.131.52(7), 2019 edition]. The steam/humidity emanating from a bathroom can cause false alarms from a smoke detector that is too close.
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