Need advice for CO detectors going off.

Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:10 am

I'll second that!

You have peaked my curiosity...What's the difference between a CO Detector and a CO Monitor? And where to use one or the other.
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:57 am

McGiever wrote:I'll second that!

You have peaked my curiosity...What's the difference between a CO Detector and a CO Monitor? And where to use one or the other.


I'll third that. What's a CO school?
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:09 am

detector vs. monitor .... i was thinking the monitor had the numeric display, detector did not.

I went to CO school once, but i kept falling asleep and didn't learn anything..... :rimshot: ....thank you , thank you...i'll be here all week!!
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:14 am

titleist1 wrote:detector vs. monitor .... i was thinking the monitor had the numeric display, detector did not.


This makes sense to me.
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Xwoodburner On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:19 am

Yes
A monitor is allowed to display ppm on a readout
A detector goes off at a predetermined value
Read the back of ur device
It will tell you ppm, at how low ur detector need to see that value to alert you
Kinda scary
Anyone wanna share what theirs say?
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Xwoodburner On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:21 am

I have a kidde that was in my house when I bought it
That says 400 ppm with in5 minutes
Really scary
People count on these??
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:23 am

Xwoodburner wrote:I have a kidde that was in my house when I bought it
That says 400 ppm with in5 minutes
Really scary
People count on these??


I don't understand what yer trying to say. Why did it say 400 ppm?
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:29 am

was the specs on back of CO unit
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Xwoodburner On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:31 am

Most detectors are set to go off at a certain level

The one that was in my house is set to go off
After it sees 400 ppm for 5 minutes straight

So unsafe
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:34 am

just looked on my kidde nighthawk and it says 400ppm in 4-15 minutes.

although the same model i have in the workshop alarmed with, i am pretty sure, a reading in the 100's when i was running the generator at the open front garage door about a month ago. i know it was less than 5 minutes that the generator was running. i heard the alarm going as i was working outside and went in to see what the level was and it was 100 something. maybe my opening the door back there introduced some fresh air and brought the number down or something.
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Xwoodburner On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:35 am

Yes
They have to list the specs on the unit somewhere
Usually in the back
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:36 am

Xwoodburner wrote:Yes
A monitor is allowed to display ppm on a readout
A detector goes off at a predetermined value
Read the back of ur device
It will tell you ppm, at how low ur detector need to see that value to alert you
Kinda scary
Anyone wanna share what theirs say?


What is it called if it alarms AND displays...Monitor or a Detector?
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:38 am

They are designed to endure a specific amount of time per ppm before the alarm sounds. I'm sure the alarm sounds when levels need to be made aware of.

It's an alarm.
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Xwoodburner On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 am

They should both alarm

If it displays a lower level
Or goes off at a lower level its a monitor

I should also mention location of unit should be around 5 ft in height

Not at a receptacle near the floor
And not mounted to the ceiling

If I had only one monitor( that has a display)
It would be in my bed room
Until I got a few more
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Re: Need advice for CO detectors going off.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:44 am

Xwoodburner wrote:Has anyone started a topic on carbon monoxide?
I recently went to a really good co school
It changed a lot of what I thought I knew

I would be willing to share for the safety of all



Please tell us about the CO school :D
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