Wiring Smoke Detectors With Another Circuit
Is it required to have a Separate Circuit for the Smoke and Heat Detectors? Wiring Smoke Detectors for the Home: Electrical Codes for Smoke Detectors with Photos and Wiring Diagrams
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Electrical Question: In Massachusetts, is it required to have a separate circuit for the smoke and heat detectors?
When they wired this house in 2006, they included a bedroom with 4 receptacles and an overhead light on the same circuit as the detectors.
This electrical question came from: Jim, a Homeowner from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jim.
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- Jim, it would be best to check with your local building department, however it has been common practice to have the smoke or heat detectors shared with a lighting circuit so that if the circuit is not operational it will affect the lighting which will make it very obvious that the circuit is off and needs attention.
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