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Posted: 10/28/2010 5:12:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2010 5:32:14 AM EDT by caduckgunner]
Where would I mount them and how many do I need? It's a 3 bed, 2 bath 1 story house. All the bedrooms are on one side of the house and the wood burning stove is in the living room. Do I need one in every bedroom and one in the living room? Are they mounted high like the smoke detectors or lower to the floor?
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:18:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2010 5:19:48 AM EDT by jimhoff]
CO. One each floor. Mount in the open, up high. Get a digital numeric readout if you can afford a fancy one.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:18:24 AM EDT
It's just CO, not CO2. I put mine in my living room across from my fireplace. It's the only thing in my house that would generate it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:18:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2010 5:19:17 AM EDT by TheBigRuss]
CO2 is already in the air in your home... do you mean CO (carbon monoxide)?


Edit: Wow, you guys are fast.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:23:05 AM EDT
Right next to the DHMO detector is what I've always heard. You do have one of those right?
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:23:32 AM EDT
If you hold your breath, that should help with the build up of CO2 in your house.

Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:29:57 AM EDT

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Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:34:53 AM EDT
You should mount your CO detector at least as high as your head normally is, since CO is slightly lighter than air. Also, don't put one less than 15 feet or so to any gas-burning appliance (stove, furnace, water heater, etc.) as these types of appliances typically emit a small amount of CO at startup due to incomplete combustion. Also, don't put one in a very humid environment, like in your sauna, walk-in humidor, amateur experimental pharmaceutical hydroponic agriculture research facility or bathroom.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 5:46:32 AM EDT
I own rental property in NC. I'm not sure if it's a state law or a local law there but I had to buy a CO detector for it even though there isn't anything that would produce CO in the house. All electric appliances, no fireplace. The property manager mounted it in the hallway outside the bedrooms at about waist high.
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