Originally Posted by Timex
Just bought a new CO/LP detector(haven't even opened the box). The OEM had to be replaced because I couldn't get it to stay off alarm mode. Of course these things usually sound off at 2:00 am! Mine is wired in with the refrigerator, so turning off the breaker or pulling the fuse was not an option. The original was so sensitive that it would alarm when I would spray WD40 outside. The first time I experienced these alarms, years ago, it went off at 2:00 am when there was no gas bottle turned on and with using everything on electric. Never did figure that one out. But a low battery is an instant trigger to set it off. I even have a name for it but I'll refrain from using it here.
I've read many stories lately of people being found dead in their trailers possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning. These detectors are not cheap but I have a lot invested in ME
, and I want to live a little bit longer.
I hooked the, uh, booger up this afternoon.
This is a SAFE T ALERT Dual Carbon Monoxide and Propane Gas Alarm model 35-742BR. Upon reading the directions(after installing of course), I saw what the lights/alarms mean.
NORMAL-NO ALARM-STEADY GREEN
CO ALARM-4 BEEPS 5 SECONDS OFF-STEADY RED
PROPANE ALARM-CONSTANT BEEP-FLASHING RED
ALARM MALFUNCTION-BEEP EVERY 30 SECONDS-ALTERNATE RED/GREEN
END OF LIFE-BEEPS EVERY 25-30 SECONDS-RED RED, GREEN GREEN
WARM UP CYCLE-NO SOUND-FLASHING GREEN
Recommended to replace after 5 years.
Bought on Feb 2 from CW with a date stamped on back of Jan 23, 2015. A little suspicious of the date.
I too feel like the OP has his alarm going off because of the fumes from the vehicle next to him. Probably not the smoke alarm. But smoke alarms will sense steam probably because of the heat associated with the steam.