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LazMan
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reply to Jack_in_VA

Re: Smoke/heat alarm. Can't get to battery compartment.

Not to point out the obvious, but if it's no longer a garage, the codes covering garages no longer apply.

If it's repurposed space; and is modified (such as tying in the buildings HVAC) - then appropriate codes for the new designation should be applied...

EDIT - you can't protect people from stupid... Building codes lay out the requirements - a garage is defined as one thing, and should be monitored and protected in a certain manner. Living space is treated in a different manner - if someone takes it upon themselves to repurpose a space, the onus is on them to follow the appropriate code, or to seek clarification from the AHJ if they aren't able to sort it out on their own...



Jack_in_VA
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said by LazMan:

Not to point out the obvious, but if it's no longer a garage, the codes covering garages no longer apply.

If it's repurposed space; and is modified (such as tying in the buildings HVAC) - then appropriate codes for the new designation should be applied...

Why would it carry a new designation just because it's conditioned? Some people want their vehicles to be garaged in a conditioned space.


LazMan
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Many regions specifically forbid tying garages into the building ventilation system, due to CO/fume/vapour concerns. Therefore, to legally connect it to the HVAC, it can no longer be a garage; to the point that some jurisdictions even require the garage door to be removed, or fixed in place...

No doubt there are places without that requirement... But I'm not interested in an argument for the sake or arguing... So I'm just going to drop it.



54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL
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said by Jack_in_VA:

Why would it carry a new designation just because it's conditioned?

It's actually a change of occupancy.

As for air conditioning a garage, it must have it's own air handler and venting separate from the home to preclude the possible mixing of CO from within the garage, into the home.


Jack_in_VA
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said by 54067323:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Why would it carry a new designation just because it's conditioned?

It's actually a change of occupancy.

As for air conditioning a garage, it must have it's own air handler and venting separate from the home to preclude the possible mixing of CO from within the garage, into the home.

I know a lot of garages with supply registers that are not on a separate system. In fact I don't know of any that has it's own system.

We need to get back on the OP's original topic which was not heat detectors in garages


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

said by Jack_in_VA:

I know a lot of garages with supply registers that are not on a separate system.

I have seen many as well, but that doesn't make it safe.