Are smoke detectors a building code requirement in Louisiana?

Answer All residential and commercial buildings in Louisiana are required to have smoke detectors. The Office of the State Fire Marshall mandates the installation of smoke detectors in all one and two fam... Read More »

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Are smoke detectors a building code requirement in Arkansas?

Smoke alarms are a building code requirement in the state of Arkansas. Buildings must have a smoke detector in each bedroom and hallway. Smoke detectors must also be at the top of each stairwell. N... Read More »

Other then being a code requirement is there a reason why a plumbing system in a building needs at least one vent to the outside of the building and why not use a sufficient number of Air Admitt?

waste management vs bacteria storage To facilitate the minimum [gravity flow] activity for any type of liquid transfer application(s), [in this case, waste management], one vent will allow liquid m... Read More »

What is the building code for a bathroom smoke alarm?

The Life Safety Code and National Building Code require the installation of smoke alarms in certain areas, but not in bathrooms. In fact, because steam from a bathroom may trigger a smoke alarm, yo... Read More »

What is the legal requirement for carbon monoxide detectors?

Carbon monoxide detectors save many lives and should be installed in most homes. A home with any applicance that is fuel-burning or has an attached garage, must have a carbon monoxide detector. How... Read More »