Anyone know what the preferred detector is to protect an attic? I was originally thinking a 135 degree heat detector, but thought that might be asking for trouble, so then I thought about the 200 degree heat (& rate-of-rise) detector. Of course, at that detection point, you have a serious problem on your hands by the time the alarm sounds. Does anyone know of any reason NOT to use a smoke detector? Would attic heat cause them to malfunction? Dust?
By the IRC (International Residential Code) smoke detectors are not required in the attic. I was at a seminar on smoke detectors earlier this year and they had a "wind up" heat detector. It takes no electricity or batteries, just wind it up and mount it. When I get home tonight I will look for the brochure and post it tomorrow. If I was inclined to install a smoke detector in the attic, this would be the ticket
Re: Attic fire detector: heat or smoke?#44300 11/01/0408:12 PM11/01/0408:12 PM