Have you guys run into issue with co detectors being required when there is a direct vented gas or oil appliance i.e. fireplace or boiler etc.
I just ran into this the other day when the inspector came thru for a rough inspection on a new house he brought it up to me. Though he said it was not in our code but the plumbing code. Does anyone have any info or code refs on this. Thanks.
Interesting, thanks for the info. That is a bit different than the information we've been given about these things. My info may be dated, (or wrong) but we were told CO Detectors had to be hard-wired in new construction, and some towns even required that special affidavits had to be filed when these were installed.
Suffolk County requires hard wired in new Construction
I know the Inspectors ask for it, but I'm now wondering where that comes from and if it's a legitimate requirement. The NYS Law Ron linked to says that Cord and Plug, or Battery-Operated units are allowed:
Power source. Carbon monoxide alarms are permitted to be permanently connected to the building wiring system, connected by cord or plug to the wiring system, or battery operated....
Shortcircuit, Here's the text from 10.8.3 NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2006 Edition 10.8.3 Installation. 10.8.3.1 Non-recirculating direct gas-fired industrial air heaters shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 10.8.3.2 Non-recirculating direct gas-fired industrial air heaters shall be installed only in industrial or commercial occupancies. 10.8.3.3 Non-recirculating direct gas-fired industrial air heaters shall be permitted to provide fresh air ventilation. 10.8.3.4 Non-recirculating direct gas-fired industrial air heaters shall be provided with access for removal of burners; replacement of motors, controls, filters and other working parts; and for adjustment and lubrication of parts requiring maintenance.
I don't see any reference to carbon monoxide detection in the document.