What do you think guys on using 22/4 rather than 18/4 on motion sensors?
I was just reading the Wiring 101 document that was given to me on my other thread in HA, it is recommended that 18/4 should be used on smoke detectors. I was really planning on saving more money by using 22/4 on smoke detectors. So guys, what's the real call on this? Is 22/4 not enough for smoke detectors?WayneW said:What about 18/4 on smoke detectors? Is that code in some places? any reason that 22/4 isn't good enough?
Thanks toymaster, I guess, I think I should really use 18/4 I'll decide tomorrow. Now, what do I do with the smoke detectors that my builder is going to install? Can't I just use that smoke detector, then just connect it the ELK M1 Gold? This way, I can save 18/4 wire. Please let me know guys.toymaster458 said:My local code is all fire to use a fire grade 18 gauge solid wire
Ah, they're 110v powered then. I'm not good in designing. Having many circles on our ceilling ruins the beauty of our room, in this case our kitchen. In my case, I will have a smoke detector there, plus, my own smoke detector, heat sensor. I think, my ceiling is gonna look really crap.toymaster458 said:The ones the Builder installs are powered by 110 Volts. Some models have contact closures and some don't depending on what he installs. On all the new home I do I leave the builder installed smokes alone and double it up with mine and make sure I use a detector with out a built in siren so it is not to loud when the both go off.
How come you are worried about it being too loud? I think that would be a good thing in the case of a fire...toymaster458 said:I do I leave the builder installed smokes alone and double it up with mine and make sure I use a detector with out a built in siren so it is not to loud when the both go off.