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Old 01-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #31
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As long as you feel safe with it, it's up to you.
My heat or air from the furnace comes out of the floor, therefore low.
As far as it rising, well, all things being relative, it is still heavier (wrong, see below) than air.
That is why my FR manufacturer installed my CO detector low, about less than a foot off the floor, near the furnace.

OK now, I'm gonna correct myself. I did a search about this and there are myths about it, etc. CO is actually lighter than air as your numbers point out. And several comments are made about it being diffused etc. So, I'm just saying, they are usually installed low. But do what you're most comfortable with. Nice comments though!

I know of a few friends that have died from CO and either way, it is dangerous stuff......

I also found this:

Here is the recommendation at the end:

"My recommendation: buy a good plug-in detector! If you want, get one with a battery back up. Put it near any potential CO source and another near your bedroom(s)."

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Old 01-01-2015, 06:06 PM   #32
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Something I know for sure; they always start screaming at 2:00 am when you are in that good deep sleep.

Something I'm not so sure but thought I had read somewhere in the past; these detectors have a "memory" of sorts. The more they alarm, the more sensitive they become.

I was using a can of spray lubricant outside and the alarm sensed the aerosol.

A few trips ago, it went off, yes in the middle of the night. Got fed up with trying to silence it and clipped the wires and tied wire nuts around the wires until we got home. I had another "new/unused" detector from my previous TT. Hooked it up and all is well.

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