Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:03 pm

It's a gell that mimics Hemoglobin found in human blood. I'm not entirely sure how it is made. But when CO enters the sensing chamber in the CO detector it changes "colors" based on the density (PPM) of the CO. Now I'm not sure if its actually colors because I don't know what the sensor reads as color.

Biomimetic comes from the term biomimcry which is the examination of nature and its systems.

Since my CO detector is nearing the end of its life I might pull it apart to see what this disk looks like.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: SheepDog68 On: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:55 pm

Thanks to this thread for the reminder I have a new CO detector happily keeping an eye on my place!! I will probably add a second one in time for the winter season just to make sure!!

SD

:)
SheepDog68
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska / Jotul
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak / Oslo

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:20 pm

My latest CO detector has a 7 year life span. After 7 years it goes into a "mode" that requires you to replace the whole unit. Kidde is the manufacturer.
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: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:25 am

I have several CO/smoke detectors. As well as a few CO detectors. When in doubt I walk threw the house with this.. http://www.pksafety.com/qrae-ii-gas-detector.html. All I have to do is grab it out of my truck. When ever I light a stove, refire a furnace or anything I turn it on. and watch it for a few hours. As well as walk around with it.
murphyslaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:51 am

murphyslaw wrote:I have several CO/smoke detectors. As well as a few CO detectors. When in doubt I walk threw the house with this.. http://www.pksafety.com/qrae-ii-gas-detector.html. All I have to do is grab it out of my truck. When ever I light a stove, refire a furnace or anything I turn it on. and watch it for a few hours. As well as walk around with it.

Sure is a nice looking CO meter. How often do you calibrate it? How expensive and available are the calibration gases?
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:35 pm

I don't calibrate it. The dept has people for that. They just grab it out of my truck now and then and put a new sticker on it.
murphyslaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:29 pm

I just installed two new 110v co/smoke detectors. Wired them to my generator circuit too.

Although, I'm not sure if where I put them they are going to work properly or not. My ceilings are weird and I have them pretty much above some ceiling fans.

I'm in the fire protection field so I did reference NFPA to install them, they are within code as far as clearances but I just don't like where they are.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:18 pm

I have my wired Silhouette Low-Profile Carbon Monoxide Alarms mounted on the wall about eye level. They are wired in with my smoke detectors where one goes off they all go off, very loud.
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:07 pm

Yeah, I was going to mount mine on the wall too but to get teh wire run down the wall would not have been fun so I just put them on teh ceiling.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:40 am

With my new stoker install, I got a bunch of new Carbon Monoxide/Smoke detectors. Sprinkled them throughout the house and basement. I got 2 First Alert brand detectors that wirelessly link to one another. If the one in the boiler/furnace room alerts, the other one in the master bedroom alarms as well. The boiler/furnace room is in the basement at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom. I thought this was a good idea,.....just incase. I picked them up at Lowe's
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:51 am

How much were they? Could you post a picture and model number please? :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Replace Your Old CO Detector!!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:57 am

Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace