New Carbon monoxide laws in MA required in every dwelling in MA using fosil fuels

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. elkimmeg

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    On Friday, November 4, 2005, Governor Romney signed S. 2152 “Nicole’s Bill” into law.

    The law requires that every dwelling, building or structure including those owned by the Commonwealth, occupied in whole or in part for residential purposes and that (1) contain fossil fuel burning equipment or (2) incorporate closed parking within its structure, be equipped by the owner with approved carbon monoxide alarms in conformance with the requirements of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR).

    Not In Ma.? Many states are in the adopting process or have already pass simmilar laws.
    It is my guess, that implementation and inspections will occure when single familly homes transfere ownership
    Local towns will probably institute policy and schedule inspections for comercial and rental properties to follow suit.
    One note home heated by electricity may be exempt

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  2. Michael6268

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    Minister of Fire

    Nov 19, 2005
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    Why would homes with electric heat be exempt if one of the reasons requiring it is "homes with enclosed parking". I would assume car fumes (carbon monoxide) are the same whether you have electric heat or not??
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  3. elkimmeg

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    I coppied the first paragraph or so but you raise a valid point. Enclosed parking, I think the feeling is, garges under or connected to living spaces would require Co detectors. Enclosed, not attached may not. I did include the link that if clicked and the follow up links also clicked, a better explanation might be found. Since Aug., the CO laws have been admended 4 times And I suspect there will be more admendments
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