FYI Nest alarms may not pass City of Toronto inspection
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Apr 27th, 2018 3:39 am
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Apr 27th, 2018 8:14 am
What about CO2 detectors in the current code?miscbrah1 wrote: ↑ Fyi theres a lot of mis-information in that thread.
If your house was built prior to the current building codes and only uses battery operated smoke alarms, you can replace them with battery operated smoke alarms (such as the battery operated Nest).
If your house currently has hardwired smoke alarms, you have to replace them hardwired smoke alarms (such as the hardwired Nest) as battery operated smoke alarms are lowering the level of safety.
If your house currently has interconnected hardwired smoke alarms, you must replace them with interconnected hardwired smoke alarms (they all go off if one goes off) as battery smoke alarms or non-interconnected smoke alarms are lowering the level of safety.
Current building codes which include all new builds or anyone taking out a permit to renovate their house, asks for hardwired, interconnected smoke alarms with a strobe (every level + all bedrooms). The nest smoke alarms do not contain a strobe that meets the required levels in the current OBC.
Im a fire inspector so feel free to post this info in that reddit thread. Any questions or if you require an in-person visit just call your local municipality fire prevention division. Its free (well technically your property taxes pay for it).
Apr 27th, 2018 8:17 am
Apr 27th, 2018 10:09 am
I think the issue is that the Nest alarms are interconnected wirelessly, not hardwired (the connection, not the power source). Technically that violates the code, and we're still waiting to see if there's going to be an update regarding wireless interconnection.
Apr 27th, 2018 10:40 am
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