LL AA-220 Relocation

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McGiever
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Post By: McGiever » Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 11:47 am

May be a good place and time to bring up that one can install either/both a CO and/or smoke alarm that can trigger a relay to any remote location.
Relay, in turn, can then initiate any number of devices...be it flashing lights for hearing impaired or a distant siren alarm in adjacent building or upper levels still yet unaffected by distant peril locations for early warning.

As well, a relay could switch off a burner and/or start a fan/blower motor for
some form of ventilation.
Don't forget the disabled and those pets whom are counting on you.

Food for thought....

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Post By: swyman » Thu. Mar. 14, 2019 9:56 am

McGiever wrote:
Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 11:47 am
May be a good place and time to bring up that one can install either/both a CO and/or smoke alarm that can trigger a relay to any remote location.
Relay, in turn, can then initiate any number of devices...be it flashing lights for hearing impaired or a distant siren alarm in adjacent building or upper levels still yet unaffected by distant peril locations for early warning.

As well, a relay could switch off a burner and/or start a fan/blower motor for
some form of ventilation.
Don't forget the disabled and those pets whom are counting on you.

Food for thought....
How alarmed should I have been? Honestly I was not very alarmed because my CO detectors were not going off upstairs where we live, just the basement. But am I wrong, not saying it wasn't a serious event but the saturation was just in the basement, but then again I have dummy CO detectors upstairs that do not show a digital PPM......should I change these, I could have possibly had some saturation just not enough to set off the alarm?

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Thu. Mar. 14, 2019 1:00 pm

I would go with display models...
The dummies don't alarm until a significant number is reached...
40-70 for x minutes before alarm...
Alarm instant at 110 I think...

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Post By: swyman » Mon. Mar. 18, 2019 9:20 am

Running rice and I have to say I like it. It is much easier to move by vacuum and it does not have near the dust of fines as the buck I had from this year. The rice I am burning is left over from a year ago. I did have to adjust the feed and air to get it right but seems to produce a much bluer flame than the buck did. I am still able to get a nice sized flame however. Season end is insight, but I think I will still burn everything that is in the storage bin as I am heating hot water also.

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