I have a bedroom with cathederal ceiling. Highrst point is 20 feet and lowest point is 9 feet. Where can i place my smoke detector that is easly accessible (when battery changing is required) and is within code.
Edward, NFPA 72 188.8.131.52 Sloped Ceilings Smoke alarms or smoke detectors mounted on a sloped ceiling having a rise greater than 1m in 8m (1ft in 8in) horizontally shall be located within 914mm (36 in) of the high side of the ceiling, but not closer than 102mm (4 in) of the adjoining wall surface.
ryan, i figured it was in the irc.thanks!the plan is to adopt the nfpa 5000 and the irc.the nfpa 5000 code neglected to address single family dwellings in it's version of the code so a last minute compromise to adopt the irc was made.the 2000 upc,umc,ufc,and the 2002 nec are the likely other codes.the struggle for code supremecy in california may result in another cycle of the 1997 ubc with amendments.the code officials still do not positively know which code to learn or enforce for the next cycle.there is fur flying in sacramento between the respective organizations as to which code will be used.the building professionals are behind the icc movement but the politicians and special interest groups seem to have more juice(not brains, imho)