For those of you who wish to know...

In Florida- For New Construction and repairs and alterations (Lvl 1) (so use it as you wish) the new requirement for smoke alarms to have a 10-year nonremovable, nonpreplceable battery in your smoke alarms will come into play. Just a heads up…

Here is the Florida Code :
553.883 Smoke alarms in one-family and two-family dwellings and townhomes.—One-family and two-family dwellings and townhomes undergoing a repair, or a level 1 alteration as defined in the Florida Building Code, may use smoke alarms powered by 10-year nonremovable, nonreplaceable batteries in lieu of retrofitting such dwelling with smoke alarms powered by the dwelling’s electrical system. Effective January 1, 2015, a battery-powered smoke alarm that is newly installed or replaces an existing battery-powered smoke alarm must be powered by a nonremovable, nonreplaceable battery that powers the alarm for at least 10 years. The battery requirements of this section do not apply to a fire alarm, smoke detector, smoke alarm, or ancillary component that is electronically connected as a part of a centrally monitored or supervised alarm system.

Thanks Paul!

Very good Paul Thanks

Good to know, thanks Paul.

Thank you sir

It’s not a “code”, it’s s statute…

You mean it isn’t a Code, it’s a Statute…;-):roll:

P.S. tell them not me…I am just the messenger…:wink:

what you posted is a statute(553.883), not a code. That was your choice…

This is the link to that statute you posted:

I’m hoping you know the difference?

Robert where ya been?
Happy New Year.

Happy New Year Marc. I had a project in Miami that was taking up quite a bit of my time over the last month, that and just being busy with the holidays. I don’t frequent the forums much anymore, I check back in time to time just to nose around. I’m setting up my website and considering a forum board with a blog…it’s just in the works now. I’ll keep everyone posted…