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5.5 Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detector(s) conforming to CAN/CSA-6.19-01 (2006) Residential Carbon Monoxide Alarming Devices shall be installed in houses/each suite of residential occupancy containing either fuel-fired appliances or attached garages.

Commentary
This requirement addresses concerns about potential combustion spillage from fuel-fired appliances and attached garages. The following describes the recommended best practices for complying with this requirement:

  1. The carbon monoxide detectors(s) shall be equipped with an integral alarm which satisfies the audibility requirements of CAN/CSA-6.19-01(2006) Residential Carbon Monoxide Alarming Devices;
  2. The carbon monoxide detector(s) shall be permanently connected to an electrical circuit and shall have no disconnect switch between the over current device and the carbon monoxide detector;
  3. The carbon monoxide detector(s) shall be installed either inside each bedroom, or if outside, within 5 m, measured following corridors and doorways, of each bedroom door;
  4. The carbon monoxide detector(s) shall be mechanically fixed at a height recommended by the manufacturer;
  5. Where a fuel-burning appliance is installed in a service room that is not in a suite of residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide detector shall be installed either inside each bedroom, or if outside, within 5 m, measured following corridors and doorways, of each bedroom door in every suite of residential occupancy that shares a wall or floor/ceiling assembly with the service room, and in the service room. (Note: Item 5) applies to Multi-Unit Buildings only)

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