Message Boards

  • 1) Before posting a message, please be sure you are in the appropriate category.
  • 2) No advertising is allowed on HGTVPro's Message Boards.
  • 3) Off-topic and off-color postings will be deleted at our discretion.
  • 4) Please be nice. No name calling, personal attacks or flaming.
  • 5) Posts containing certain words will trigger moderation of the post, whether words are contained in the post or in the signature line. These words mostly cover political and religious topics, which are TOTALLY off the topic covered by HGTVPro.
HGTVRemodels fans: Beginning November 4, the Message Boards will no longer be a feature of You can still join the conversation and connect with fellow fans on our Facebook page. Just visit to get started. Thank you for making this community a rewarding and inspiring experience for so many years.    HGTVRemodels Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Best Practices  Hop To Forums  Mechanical    Smoke Detectors and Ceiling Fans
Smoke Detectors and Ceiling Fans
I'm trying to determine some better guidelines on Smoke Detector placement in a room that has a ceiling fan. Most often, this woukd be a standard sized bedroom. I've read many times not to place them "near" ceiling fans and a couple web sites state not within 3 feet. Anyone out there able to give some better pinpointed advice. My goal is to have both but I want to do it right.

Posts: 1 | Location: Pittsburgh | Registered: 07 November 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
I have a wired smoke detector in two upstairs bedrooms (due to remodeling and requirements to code). There are also ceiling fans in both of these rooms. Fan in one room is 5 feet from detector (end of fan blade), other room is about 3 feet from detector (end of fan blade). Neither has had an issue with respect of detector due to the fan, in fact the fan closest has assisted in keeping the detector from going off when we have very hot/humid weather in the summer.
Don't know if there is any codes that would state where placement would be. Our detectors happen to be near the door of the room and the fans are in the center of the rooms and due to odd shape happen to land offset to the door placement.
Hopefully someone will see this who may have better "code" knowledge to point you in the right direction.
Good luck with your project.
Posts: 27 | Location: Michigan | Registered: 18 February 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata    HGTVRemodels Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Best Practices  Hop To Forums  Mechanical    Smoke Detectors and Ceiling Fans