Carbon monoxide detector

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by Bonecrusher, Nov 9, 2018 at 9:29 AM.

  1. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Member

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    Hi ALL -

    I am planning on camping this coming week and will be using my furnace for the first time. I am thinking it may be a good idea to get a carbon monoxide alarm.

    Can I use an alarm from home depot used for the house? Or do I need to buy anything special??

    thank in advance !
     
  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong getting a carbon monoxide alarm for peace of mind, but I wouldn't worry too much about your furnace producing CO unless your furnace is old and corroded. Most CO poisoning comes from leaky exhaust from a generator, stand alone gas heaters or from someone else's exhaust when camping in close quarters.

    HERE is a link on CO awareness that may be informational.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 10:03 PM
  3. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    A regular battery powered detector for the home will work..
     
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  4. Spridle

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    I have the LP/CO detector in mine and the only problem is that it goes off in the middle of the night if the battery sags too much.
     
  5. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Member

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    Thanks all!
     
  6. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Get the detector and install it, Better to be safe than sorry..
     
  7. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Member

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    I installed it. Ran heat alll night. Worked great in the 28 degree night! Maintain about 60 degrees on the lowest setting of thermostat..

    Thanks all!
     
  8. Fless

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    No real need to install anything. I've been using these battery operated CO detectors by Kidde for years, and you can take them with you wherever. Available just about anywhere for less than $20.

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  9. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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