Re: Smoke detectors go off too much
Your local codes may vary, but in general smoke detectors are required only in the following locations:
- One in each bedroom
- One immediately outside each sleeping area (read: in the hall just outside the bedrooms)
- At least one on each level of the home (excluding the garage)
If there is a smoke detector near the kitchen that's not near the bedrooms you might be able to simply remove it and still comply with codes, or move it further away from the kitchen. I'd recommend consulting your local inspector for advice.
You can also get smoke detectors that are less sensitive for use in the kitchen, HOWEVER to be wired in they must be compatible with the other smoke detectors in the home.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.