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December 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm #605804
I hadn’t heard about this new requirement that takes effect January 1st and wanted to pass along the info. Here’s a KOMO article on it: http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/New-carbon-monoxide-alarm-requirement-on-Jan-1-182042681.html
This is info from SPD with more details: http://www.seattle.gov/fire/FMO/firecode/CAM/5121CAM%20CORequirements.pdf
Considering this takes effect in 3 weeks, I’m surprised I haven’t heard about it. I suppose I need to talk to my landlord about this.December 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm #779165
All the alarms in our building were just last monthchnged to the new combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. We have 74 units here. I never heard of it before this either.December 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm #779166
Landlords & Property Managers know…this may be a pretty hefty expense so they either went to bid and are making last minute decisions or potentially they don’t know or are in denial.
Thankfully our PM knew…December 6, 2012 at 2:43 am #779167December 6, 2012 at 4:56 am #779168December 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm #779169
I hadn’t heard about this either. I actually looked into getting some for our house and when reading about where to put them, there wasn’t a place in our little (750 sf) house where they should go ! outside bedrooms, but not in kitchens or laundry rooms. that eliminates both our bedrooms. (our short hallway dead ends to the washer dryer, but both bedrooms (sorta) open up onto the giant kitchen in the middle of the house). guess we could put one in the living room…
if they are in the kitchen do they go off – false alarm- all the time?December 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm #779170December 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm #779171
Sam-c, mine is just outside my kitchen doorway in the mudroom/laundry area, and I’ve never had it go off. I think with the size of your house probably anywhere you put it would work fine!December 7, 2012 at 1:05 am #779172
Check with the manufacturer, you may also be able to use the same mounting plate from an existing smoke alarm for a new CMO alarm.December 7, 2012 at 5:20 am #779173
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