I guess there is something to be said about having to get a permit to install a stove. I know that most of us skip this process but it would have saved his life.
Yes, I'm from the govt and I am here to help you. Knowledge is the power not regs.
Yes, he got approved 5 years ago but did not have the knowledge that CO detectors are time dated. Do the inspectors, who can hardly spell caol, (SIC) have knowledge of placement and numbers? Perhaps that is just an observation of OC inspectors in NY.
CO level is at 9ppm and that is bad.... So CO level at 5ppm and rising is that good? There is no safe level of CO only a level at which physical effects are noted.
CO detectors are a wonderful and necessary band aid but are like safety belts in cars, they are there in case of a screw up. The first line of defense is to prevent a CO build up in the first place is by knowledge. Perhaps they catch the squirrel that died in the chimney but my guess this that 99% of incidents are owners related and due to lack of knowledge. Read the FF note in cautionary tale - that is correct!
Vigilance not regs - we already have got enough of those.