CO reading

CO reading

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:32 pm

My CO alarm is located in the family room on the 1 floor about 5 feet from my fireplace insert. Now, I don't have A/C so the sliding door and 5 windows are usually open in the summer. I went by it today and just checked what the highest reading recorded was since I stop using the stove. I got a reading of 17! When the stove was in use, the highest transient readings were one at 11 and one at 13. Maybe the government should worry less about CO2 caused global warming and figure out the CO climate change connection! ;)
Ctyankee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: CO reading

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:04 pm

Ctyankee wrote:My CO alarm is located in the family room on the 1 floor about 5 feet from my fireplace insert. Now, I don't have A/C so the sliding door and 5 windows are usually open in the summer. I went by it today and just checked what the highest reading recorded was since I stop using the stove. I got a reading of 17! When the stove was in use, the highest transient readings were one at 11 and one at 13. Maybe the government should worry less about CO2 caused global warming and figure out the CO climate change connection! ;)


I've had a similar occurrence weeks after shutting down. You can see my CO detector to the left of my stove in my current avatar. Never does it sound an alarm when the stove is running and I too have seen 11 as my highest reading. Then the past two years a few weeks or more after shutting down, there's a back draft on a breezy day and the alarm sounds. I can't figure this one out. I guess it's possible for there to be some CO tucked into the nooks and crannies that doesn't get diluted until the back draft pushes it back wards and out of the air intake.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: CO reading

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:39 pm

My bride starts the van and leaves the garage at a pretty good clip, we will not get into that. The detector in the basement where my stove is takes notice and I get readings higher then your claims. Remember the units without digital readouts take a fair amount into the hundreds before they alarm.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent


Re: CO reading

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:47 pm

If you have windows open, your lawn mower, weed whacker, vehicle, etc...could give off enough CO and drift in....and give you a reading.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: CO reading

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:01 pm

Our house is close to a road, CO detector is in a first-floor bedroom where the windows are often open in summer. I have never had any reading except zero during heating seasons. But several summers the max recorded has been 11, presumably from traffic.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane