I have very high ceilings can a smoke alarm be placed on a lower wall?

by Judy
  5 answers
  • Find out what the code in your area requires. A quick call to your local Fire Department will get you the answer.

  • Patricia Patricia on May 28, 2017
    yes-- above a door is a good place

  • Sue Sue on May 29, 2017
    On the other hand, smoke rises, so by having a smoke alarm way up high, you have a perfect early warning system.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 05, 2017
    I placed two of our smoke alarms as far up as I could reach, but no higher. I am 5'2". Now I can reach them to change and check the batteries. I keep one in the kitchen about ten feet from the stove. More than once I have forgotten something in or on the stove, and the smoke alarm caught it before I did. Btw, I only use the microwave now if my husband is home, too.