Where should a carbon monoxide detector be mounted?

Blog Post created by rroux Employee on May 9, 2018


NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, is to be retired this year. All requirements from NFPA 720 are being incorporated into the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Several Task Groups and Technical Committees have worked hard and diligently for over three years to integrate the requirements into one comprehensive document.


In my recent NFPA Live session with members I covered basic carbon monoxide principles, described simple application per NFPA 72 for household use and other installations and provided criteria to determine when carbon detection is required.


I received this follow-up questions from an NFPA member. I'm now sharing it with you. I hope you find some value in it.


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