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Code Requirements

Smoke Detector Testing

“Smoke detectors/smoke alarms shall be tested in place to ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber and an alarm response.”

NFPA 72, Chapter 14 Table 14.4.3.2. (g) (2013 Edition)

“Each detector shall be tested for operation by introducing smoke or simulated smoke into the detecting chamber”

CAN/ULC-S536-04, 5.7.4.1.2

Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing

“…Carbon monoxide tests shall be performed at initial acceptance and annually by introduction of carbon monoxide into the sensing chamber or element. An electronic check (magnet, analog values, etc.) is not sufficient to comply with this requirement.”

NFPA 720-2009, 8.7.5.1

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