The new Maine smoke / fire and carbon monoxide (co2) law and further clarification of what it means to John Q Citizen of "Vacationland".As a follow up to yesterday's blog that spells out the dry but pertinent details and sub chapters of the new Maine smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detector law, more clarification from local lawyers, Maine electricians we talked to and this from the press release from the Maine state fire marshal's office.
Am lucky to be involved in a Houlton Maine house sale now with a listing owned by my seller who is an electrician who line by line scanned the new code. Made the calls to suppliers for their take, and then used his house as a test guinea pig. We determined he needs smoke detectors in the 3 bedrooms, and he had a hard wired / battery back up hall smoke detector but it may need to be changed to a photo electric type depending on whether it is 20 feet from the 2nd floor bath or not. Carbon monoxide units on order to comply but calls made to Houlton Maine code enforcement, follow up call by the electrician / owner who was on the phone again today to the Maine state fire marshal's office.
Read it over for yourself, open letter style that we had a local attorney scan and provide us for help in spreading the word.