Re: Fire regulations and cohousing
From: steve boylan (
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 06:47:01 -0700 (MST)

You pondered:

> Smoke alarms were required in the homes, but were not installed in the
> common house.  Wierd huh?  Somehow it passed through their radar.

The primary purpose of smoke alarms is to wake up someone who's sleeping
and wouldn't be aware of the smell of smoke.  That's why they are required
in every sleeping area of a building.  The rules for when you do and when
you don't need smoke detectors in other buildings - like a common house -
are complicated, and the code in use and how that code is interpreted
varies from town to town.  For those of us involved with new construction,
you really need to know what the local requirements are.  The fire chief
and building officials can tell you what you really need.

                                - - Steve

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