Proximity of Smoke and Co Alarm to Pellet Stove

cparts Posted By cparts, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:25 PM

  1. cparts

    cparts
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    Hello,

    New to the pellet stove world. What is your experience with smoke/co alarms and pellet stoves?

    I am going to be using Nest models. Will I be getting a lot of nuisance alarms from the pellet stove if the Nest detector is at the entrance way to the room - say 18 feet from the stove?

    What is your experience with nuisance alarms and pellet stoves, please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mralias

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    If the stove is installed correctly, you should not get any false alarms from the stove. It is not like a wood stove where smoke can leak out when loading wood. Yes on a rear occasion a pellet may fall into areas it should not and cause some smoke but as a rule a pellet stove should not set off a CO or Smoke detector. I have one sitting 8 feet from my stove and no false alarms.
     
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  3. johneh

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    In 15 years with my detector (replaced 3 times ) 6 Ft. from the stove . It has
    never gone off . As Mralios said if your stove is installed correctly there is no
    smoke leakage .
     
  4. cparts

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    Excellent, I will continue wiring it in. Many thanks.
     
  5. bogieb

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    Never had a nuisance alarm. Have a detector ~7 feet from my main floor stove in the stairway (no door so free flow of air). then I have another one directly in the air flow from the main floor stove at 15 ft away. Hey, both detectors were already there when I moved in (although I have replaced 2 of them), I just installed the stove where I had clearances to do so.

    My basement stove has a detector about 10 ft from it.
     

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