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Old 12/3/14, 11:22 AM
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I know this isn't new , but I'm bored crazy.

553.885 Carbon monoxide alarm required.—
(1) Every separate building or addition to an existing building, other than a hospital, an inpatient hospice facility, or a nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, constructed on or after July 1, 2008, and having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, an attached garage, or other feature, fixture, or element that emits carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion shall have an approved operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping purposes in the new building or addition, or at such other locations as required by the Florida Building Code. The requirements of this subsection may be satisfied with the installation of a hard-wired or battery-powered carbon monoxide alarm or a hard-wired or battery-powered combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarm. For a new hospital, an inpatient hospice facility, a nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, or a new state correctional institution, an approved operational carbon monoxide detector shall be installed inside or directly outside of each room or area within the hospital or facility where a fossil-fuel-burning heater, engine, or appliance is located. This detector shall be connected to the fire alarm system of the hospital or facility as a supervisory signal. This subsection does not apply to existing buildings that are undergoing alterations or repairs unless the alteration is an addition as defined in subsection (3).
(2) The Florida Building Commission shall adopt rules to administer this section and shall incorporate such requirements into its next revision of the Florida Building Code.
(3) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Carbon monoxide alarm” means a device that is meant for the purpose of detecting carbon monoxide, that produces a distinct audible alarm, and that meets the requirements of and is approved by the Florida Building Commission.
(b) “Fossil fuel” means coal, kerosene, oil, fuel gases, or other petroleum or hydrocarbon product that emits carbon monoxide as a by-product of combustion.
(c) “Addition” means an extension or increase in floor area, number of stories, or height of a building or structure.

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Old 12/8/14, 9:26 PM
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I know this isn't new , but I'm bored crazy.

553.885 Carbon monoxide alarm required.—
(1) Every separate building or addition to an existing building, other than a hospital, an inpatient hospice facility, or a nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, constructed on or after July 1, 2008, and having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, an attached garage, or other feature, fixture, or element that emits carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion shall have an approved operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping purposes in the new building or addition, or at such other locations as required by the Florida Building Code. The requirements of this subsection may be satisfied with the installation of a hard-wired or battery-powered carbon monoxide alarm or a hard-wired or battery-powered combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarm. For a new hospital, an inpatient hospice facility, a nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, or a new state correctional institution, an approved operational carbon monoxide detector shall be installed inside or directly outside of each room or area within the hospital or facility where a fossil-fuel-burning heater, engine, or appliance is located. This detector shall be connected to the fire alarm system of the hospital or facility as a supervisory signal. This subsection does not apply to existing buildings that are undergoing alterations or repairs unless the alteration is an addition as defined in subsection (3).
(2) The Florida Building Commission shall adopt rules to administer this section and shall incorporate such requirements into its next revision of the Florida Building Code.
(3) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Carbon monoxide alarm” means a device that is meant for the purpose of detecting carbon monoxide, that produces a distinct audible alarm, and that meets the requirements of and is approved by the Florida Building Commission.
(b) “Fossil fuel” means coal, kerosene, oil, fuel gases, or other petroleum or hydrocarbon product that emits carbon monoxide as a by-product of combustion.
(c) “Addition” means an extension or increase in floor area, number of stories, or height of a building or structure.

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How many homes do you inspect without one of these especially an attached garage?
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Old 12/8/14, 9:35 PM
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So.....
Does this mean that every single family home with an attached garage I inspect should have a CO detector?

I never see them, for example, a new construction punch list I just did last week.
It did, as most homes do, have either vents in the bottom panel of the overhead garage door or sometimes vents cut thru the CB wall.



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Old 12/8/14, 10:02 PM
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Marc,
That's the way it reads. BTW I never see vented garages, doors or otherwise.
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Old 12/8/14, 10:08 PM
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That's the way it reads. BTW I never see vented garages, doors or otherwise.
That's crazy!



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Old 12/9/14, 12:47 AM
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@rnr: Get a f'n life!!!!





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How many homes do you inspect without one of these especially an attached garage?
Most all need them.




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So.....
Does this mean that every single family home with an attached garage I inspect should have a CO detector?

I never see them, for example, a new construction punch list I just did last week.
It did, as most homes do, have either vents in the bottom panel of the overhead garage door or sometimes vents cut thru the CB wall.
Yes!




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Old 12/9/14, 8:41 PM
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Seems some one's going to need to teach our AJH inspectors in my area cuase I don't see any on the new homes going in yet they're getting their C/Os.
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Old 12/10/14, 7:37 AM
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It does save lives.




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Old 12/11/14, 12:00 PM
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