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How close can a smoke detector be to a ceiling fan?
Friday, December 4, 2020
A smoke alarm should not be installed within three feet horizontally of the path of the tip of a ceiling (paddle) fan, according to the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA 72, 184.108.40.206(9), 2019 edition]. A ceiling fan can disturb the natural upward air flow to a smoke alarm that is too close to it, which will take the smoke detector longer to recognize a fire.
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Here’s links to a some of our other blog posts about SMOKE AND CO ALARMS:
• Where should a smoke detector be placed on a tray (coffered) ceiling?
• How close can a smoke detector be to an air conditioning/heating supply register (vent)?
• How close can a smoke detector be to a bathroom door?
• Should a smoke alarm be installed in the kitchen?
• What is the difference between a smoke alarm and a fire alarm?
• Where are smoke alarms required to be located?
• Are carbon monoxide alarms required to be installed in homes in Florida?
• When should I replace my smoke alarms?
• Does the Nest Protect system meet current building code standards for a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system?
• What is the best place to install carbon monoxide alarms (CO detectors) in a house?
• Can the smoke sensors in a home security/fire alarm system replace the smoke alarms required by the building code?
• What does the new Florida smoke alarm law require?
• Is there a Florida law that all older homes must have smoke alarms, regardless of when they were built?
• Why are carbon monoxide (CO) alarms required by law for homes in Florida?
• When were smoke alarms first required to be interconnected?
• How can I tell the difference between a smoke detector and carbon monoxide (CO) detector?
• When were smoke detectors/alarms first required in Florida?
• What is the minimum height for placement of a CO alarm (carbon monoxide detector)?
• Where does the code require CO alarms (carbon monoxide detectors)?
• Is it illegal to disconnect a smoke alarm?
• Where should smoke alarms NOT be installed?
• Does a home inspector test smoke alarms?
• Does a home inspector test CO carbon monoxide alarms?
• Why does my CO alarm (carbon monoxide) keep chirping after replacing the battery?
• What is the average life expectancy of a CO carbon monoxide detector?
• What is the average life expectancy of a combination smoke and CO carbon monoxide detector?
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