This question concerns smoke/CO detector placement within a bedroom (the code is pretty clear regarding outside-of-bathroom & distance-from-kitchen-appliances).
Given a 12x10ft bedroom, with the entrance being on one of the 10ft sides, and a detector being placed either on the ceiling or wall more than 4" but less than 12" from the ceiling, my question is as follows:
Is there any specific place in the bedroom that a smoke/CO detector cannot be placed, outside of the above mentioned "dead air" zone?
I.e. does the IRC consider any non-dead-air detector location on the ceiling / wall acceptable as long as it's not too close to potential appliances, bathrooms, lights, fans, AC/heating units, furnaces, etc?
I believe it does, but I thought I'd check with some more knowledgeable folks.
Ideally the center of a bedrooms' ceiling would be the preferred location, but it's not an option given the timeframe and amount of work to get there, so it may end up on a wall 10ft of the way across the room opposite a door, and I want to make sure that's not prohibited by code.