I need the exact code for a smoke detector being within 5 ft of the control panel. I have searched and can not find the exact code
I believe the code reference that you are looking for is NFPA 72 - 10.4.4.
Depend on which edition of 72 you use.
In the latest it has moved back to regular spacing.
Will look on Monday for which edition it moved up and down, seems like it was in the 2010?? It depended on the ceiling height
From NFPA 72(2010) 10.15
It is important to note that 10.15 doesn't say "within 5' " - in fact, if you look at the appendix - it explains that area coverage is sufficient.
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