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Old 12-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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CO2 alarm

I know this has been discussed, but I just have my iPhone and iPad, so can't really do a search. Last night, was 25 degrees, thought we would put on the furnace instead of the heat pump. Within 5 minutes the CO2 alarm went off. So, finally got it shut off and put the heat pump back on. Do y'all think it was the actual furnace or the CO2 alarm itself? BTW so happy we bought a space heater! It is actually comfortable in here.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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How much have you used the furnace up till now did you notice any odor?
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How much have you used the furnace up till now did you notice any odor?
First time we turned on the furnace, and yes, a little bit of a heat smell. But it was probably only on for 2 minutes or so. Guess I need to get it checked out.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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First time we turned on the furnace, and yes, a little bit of a heat smell. But it was probably only on for 2 minutes or so. Guess I need to get it checked out.
The smell for only two minutes is more than enough.
Had the same thing happen when we used the furnace the first time.

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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Debbie, join the club of many. We hadn't had our Solera long before we had the CO detector replaced while under warrenty. Didn't do any good. The furnace (after 3 years) still makes it alarm. So, I disconnected the detector and purchased a CO detector that can be placed anywhere.
You can also purchase a separate propane detector if so desired.
We use a small quartz heater about the size of a bread box and it is adequate in 20 degree weather...
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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The CO detectors seem to be extremely sensitive. I had our rig parked in the driveway last weekend and at one point my neighbor came to tell me an alarm was going off.

Nothing was on. In fact the propane was shut off at the tank. As it turns out, my neighbor had been doing some sheet metal welding in his driveway about 20 feet away and was using a torch. We think the fumes from the torch were enough to set it off. That is really all I can think of.

It doesn't usually go off when we use the heater though.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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First time we turned on the furnace, and yes, a little bit of a heat smell. But it was probably only on for 2 minutes or so. Guess I need to get it checked out.
Your heat exchanger will come with a lite coat of oil on it so it will not rust sitting around. That will burn off the first time you use it. It is normal do not worry. Also after the first time you use it you might get a smell now and then, that is just from the dust collected on it or in the vents....
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The CO detectors seem to be extremely sensitive. I had our rig parked in the driveway last weekend and at one point my neighbor came to tell me an alarm was going off.

Nothing was on. In fact the propane was shut off at the tank. As it turns out, my neighbor had been doing some sheet metal welding in his driveway about 20 feet away and was using a torch. We think the fumes from the torch were enough to set it off. That is really all I can think of.

It doesn't usually go off when we use the heater though.
they are, they can go off by different propellants like bug spray, hair spray, and even cooking. I just fan the sensor and it will shut off.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #9
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First time with the furnace, huh! Jealous of you southern types that hardly ever have a cold night! Oh well, at least we don't have to run our A/C as often! Looking forward to having to run it a LOT next month in Florida.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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Wondering, does the heating system in all Soleras' come equipped with a heat pump along with the furnace, or was that an add?
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