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Wiring a Smoke Detector in a Basement


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install Smoke Detectors – Take the mystery out of smoke detector wiring for basements. Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke.

Smoke Detector in Proximity to Furnace

How far do I put a smoke detector from the furnace in the basement?

This electrical wiring question came from: Donald, a Homeowner from Dartmouth, MA
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Donald.

How to Wire Basement Smoke Detectors

Locating a Smoke Detector by a Furnace

If the basement is uninhabitable or not a living space then a smoke detector is not required.
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Take the mystery out of smoke detector wiring for basements. Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke.

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