CO Scrare? No...Lesson, Yes

CO scrare? No...lesson, yes

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:44 pm

My daughters were up over the holiday. My younger one has a 2000 Ford Focus & it needed a few things to get it inspected. I did the work & the last thing was to turn off the "engine light". After it was off I started the engine to make sure. It ran less than 10 seconds. An hour later I happened in the garage & the CO detector was reading 71! No alarm, I guess the alarm goes off at a higher level. I opened the big door & in 30 seconds it went to zero. It just blew me away that such a short run would even register, much less be at a point it might give a human symptoms, headache or whatever. I learned something, any running in a closed space is too much running. In the past I'd think nothing of running a vehicle "a minute" for one reason or another. Never again!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: CO scrare? No...lesson, yes

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:43 pm

I can't imagine what that thing would read in my barn when I have a 125K BTU kerosene torpedo heater running full-tilt, with an old 80's V-8 idling away for 10 minutes! :shock:
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: CO scrare? No...lesson, yes

PostBy: lewis On: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:32 am

You should see what it reads on a crowded city street during rush hour .

Sometimes folks here quote numbers without a reference to what they mean or compare to .
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: CO scrare? No...lesson, yes

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:30 am

My CO alarm in the basement is right above my stove, it even goes off when I change the ash bin, as least I know it works well. Not sure of the level, it doesn't have a meter on it.
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