908.8 Carbon Monoxide Protection
Every separate building or an addition to an existing building for which a permit for new construction is issued and having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, an attached garage, or other feature, fixture, or element that emits carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion shall have an operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet (3050 mm) of each room used for sleeping purposes in the new building or addition, or at such other locations as required by this code.
- An approved operational carbon monoxide detector shall only be required to be installed inside or directly outside of each room or area where a fossilfuel burning heater, engine or appliance is located within a hospital, inpatient hospice facility or skilled nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, or a new state correctional institution. The carbon monoxide detector shall be connected to the fire-alarm system of the hospital, inpatient hospice facility or nursing home facility as a supervisory signal.
- This section shall not apply to existing buildings that are undergoing alterations or repairs unless the alteration is an addition as defined in Section 908.7.3.
The requirements of Section 908.8 shall be satisfied by providing for one of the following alarm installations: