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    Can smoke detectors be mounted on the wall, instead of the ceiling?Would like to do hardwired smoke detectors, but to wire through the ceiling would be a major Pain. I can easily come up thru the closet and drill a hole on the wall, but is this acceptacle?Do CO and Heat detectors work on the wall as well?Thanks


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    Depends on the ceiling, whether it's a cathedral, tray or anything other than a standard flat ceiling.

    Otherwise, smokes are mounted in a range of 4-12" down from the corner where the wall/ceiling meet.

    CO's are I/A/W the manufacturer's directions, but the ones I've put in are generally similar to smoke detector location.



    I have 9 foot flat ceilings, so it sounds like I will be ok mounting on the walls.

    I will research more on placement, but would like to order hardwire if I know I can get the wires to the smokes.


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