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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Heat/smoke rises so laws govern placement. Your point of not being able to reach it is the trade-off. Has to be a better way?

Aug 13, 2022 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Builders often do not consider maintenance with placement design.

Quality Home Builders - The Devil is in the Details

Aug 13, 2022 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thankfully, we do not have that issue.

However, we do have a smoke alarm that is too close to the cooktop in the kitchen. Cooking sometimes sets it off.

Aug 13, 2022 08:41 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I just asked Larry (retired builder) and he said his electricians were in charge of it! LOL 

Aug 13, 2022 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because they want you to have the most fun possible when the battery fails at 2am.

Aug 13, 2022 09:15 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

because that's where the smoke goes to to give you the most time to be alerted.

Aug 13, 2022 10:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Smoke rises ... other than that, it may be a building code.  Ask the builder! 

Aug 13, 2022 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

In my area, code says ceiling & that's where it ends up. Doesn't mean it's smart.

Aug 13, 2022 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Great question. Why do you think they should use common sense? See photo provided by Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets for proof they do not!

Aug 14, 2022 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I get it Joan... as someone who has 10 foot ceilings in her home!

Aug 13, 2022 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Smoke rises. You would not want a smoke alarm to be below the level of the smoke.

Aug 13, 2022 11:36 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have never seen a smoke detector in the ceiling out here.

Aug 13, 2022 10:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Lack of forethought. 

Aug 15, 2022 07:07 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I think you have your answer. I suppose most people don't think about having access to it until the batteries need to be changed.

Aug 14, 2022 06:33 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Smoke rises so do other things lately!!!

Aug 13, 2022 02:52 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

The person that invented the extension pole needed to make more money!

https://reachandrescue.com/smoke-detector-pole/

Aug 13, 2022 01:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Smoke rises, perhaps there is a code that requires these to be placed as high as possible.

Aug 14, 2022 05:04 AM