CO Level

CO Level

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:50 pm

What is the normal CO level for a DF 520. I just started having problems with the CO detector going off but can't find any major leaks. Any suggestions on what to look for?
BillMarti
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: CO Level

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Normal is ZERO! Is the draft correct and flu pipe open?
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: CO Level

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:23 pm

Uh normal CO level? There ain't one. You should always have zero. If your CO detector is sounding you need to find out why immediately.. Do not pass go and collect $200. Don't go to bed with it running unless the problem is solved. Shut it down if you must...
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: CO Level

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:50 pm

Come guys it was only up to 80ppm.........but I figured out the problem.........the dummy :oops: that installed this boiler had not emptied out the fines for quite a while :shock: and as I was reading the instructions for my new CO meter it said something about lack of air for combustion. As that rolled around in my brain after turning up the air :idea: :idea: :idea: it hit me it doesn't matter how much air I give it, it won't do any good because the air is blocked by the fines. So I aired out the house and the meter says 16 PPM's which matches the outside. Thanks guys for all your help.
BillMarti
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: CO Level

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:56 pm

The answer is still zero. Run out and buy an new detector before the stores close. Outside air should be zero unless you live in Centralia. :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: CO Level

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:17 pm

Sorry if I over reacted but a question like that leads me to believe that you don't understand the danger...
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: CO Level

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:18 pm

Carbon12 wrote:The answer is still zero. Run out and buy an new detector before the stores close. Outside air should be zero unless you live in Centralia. :lol:


Sorry but the walk is much to far to china. :D
BillMarti
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520