Question about CO Detectors

Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: Gary1 On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:29 pm

What is the best CO detector I can buy, in terms of quality and reliability, regardless of cost, and where can I get it? Thanks in advance for your response...Gary
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Re: Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: maurizziot On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:40 pm

Most CO detectors are pretty reliable, I think the best method is to have some redundancy,
And location is critical, and to keep them clean! The best detector are not worth anything if dust get into the sensor.
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Re: Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:43 pm

Hmmm. I don't know about best or most expensive but if you have two or three of them its likely they all won't fail at once. I use the Kiddie NightHawk with digital PPM readout. One on each floor. They work great :D .. I've seen readings on them when I had draft failures in the past.
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Re: Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:46 pm

Gary1,a lot of us have the Kiddy but anyone with a readout will be good.I like to see if you have CO because the alarm doesn't sound with lower levels(under 70ppm)but it will read the lower levels(30ppm or higher)I have 5 plug in with battery back up and 1 hardwired into my alarm system.
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I like this model,KN-COPP-3. Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Ditto on the plug in/ batt. back up :)
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Re: Question about CO Detectors

PostBy: Gary1 On: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Thanks to all of you for your response...Gary
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