Wired smoke detectors in Georgia


Old 10-30-19, 03:18 PM
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Wired smoke detectors in Georgia

Doing renovation in Georgia so I have to install wired interconnected smoke detectors in all bedrooms . Does code require a separate breaker circuit, or can jump off a hot wire?
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Old 10-30-19, 05:05 PM
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The code does not require a separate breaker and actually prefers it not to be in a residential application. You should connect them to a lighting circuit as opposed to a general receptacle circuit. The reason is you'll notice the lights off/dead and know a breaker was tripped or turned off.
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Old 10-30-19, 06:24 PM
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Check with your local building officials. Some areas require a dedicated smoke alarm circuit with a breaker lock.
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I'm in Cobb County. I have left messages but can't seem to get any return call.

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