CO Detector Install (??)

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 11:07 am

20 feet from any fuel burning appliance.
Not in the same room as furnace/heater.
No fans moving air.
That leaves me out of my basement. Upstairs ok ? The coal heater is in the basement. Along with three more fuel burning a appliances. Supposedly it should be in the basement from what I read. Then there is the fine print stating where to and where not to.
So, Upstairs is just as good?


 
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Post by nut » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 11:30 am

One on every floor is best

 
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Post by mozz » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 11:58 am

nut wrote:
Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 11:30 am
One on every floor, at least, is best
Fixed that for you.

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 12:05 pm

In theory.....if placed too close to an appliance like furnace, stove, dryer, water heater etc, etc, can I expect it to sound off a false alarm? My basement appliances are spread out so it's likely to be too close to something......
My home is literally operating with all LPG appliances. So its a safe bet there isn't an ideal location.

 
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Post by warminmn » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 1:16 pm

Gas cook stove might set it off. I agree with past posts. One with a readout is nice. One in each bedroom is nice too. Easy to test them if your concerned with a vehicle, but they always seem to work for me. I use the readout ones in my vehicles once in a while just to see if they are alright too.

They do sell handheld testers if you really want to check for low readings. They are cheapest online.

 
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Post by gaw » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 1:39 pm

I would think that if CO levels are high enough to set a detector off that would be a problem even if it's just a few feet from a burning appliance. I would just put one on every level you spend considerable time in.

 
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Post by grumpy » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 1:59 pm

I have a furnace in a closet, very tight fit. I have a CO/Explosive gas detector in the closet with it.

No problems..


 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 2:04 pm

grumpy wrote:
Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 1:59 pm
I have a furnace in a closet, very tight fit. I have a CO/Explosive gas detector in the closet with it.

No problems..
Thank you. Good to know!
Reading the instructions, my basement doesn't qualify. But a hand held reading does in fact, make more sense than a alarm in my case. I have a lot of flames in my basement and a fan to circulate the cool air to warm air with the coal stove . I guess I will get a meter/detection device.

 
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Post by mozz » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 2:08 pm

Just get a CO detector. No matter how small or how many things running, if it goes off you have problems. Your local fire department will verify how close you are to passing out.

 
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Post by Lightning » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 4:33 pm

You should have a CO alarm locatated where it will wake you up. If you are awake you'll probably hear it wherever it is. But if you are sleeping, you might not ever wake up.

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 4:41 pm

People ( here in the hometown) are concerned that I would resort to home heating with coal. Informing me it is harmful to the environment and that it emits CO 2 into my home which is deadly.
I'm a bit unimpressed with their logic. I did look up the difference to be assured they are in fact a bit confused.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 4:46 pm

You mean CO. Anywho, yes, it's extremely deadly to burn in your home. I mean, don't you remember all our dead relatives that died from keeping warm and their dead relatives that forged the industrial revolution and... sorry got bored. If you really want to know what I think, PM me and I'll keep all the cuss words between us.

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 5:39 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 4:46 pm
You mean CO. Anywho, yes, it's extremely deadly to burn in your home. I mean, don't you remember all our dead relatives that died from keeping warm and their dead relatives that forged the industrial revolution and... sorry got bored. If you really want to know what I think, PM me and I'll keep all the cuss words between us.
No. I typed it correctly. People are literally telling me how deadly CO 2 is.
And of course I'm finding a bit of humor in their comments. They honestly believe CO 2 will kill us in our home.
Carbon Dioxide

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 6:14 pm

Just tell them "Maybe, but you should see my plants!"

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 7:08 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Mon. Feb. 05, 2024 6:14 pm
Just tell them "Maybe, but you should see my plants!"
ROFLOL!!


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