carbon monoxide detector placement: Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement - 10/08/18 04:06 AM
Carbon monoxide detector placement.
That title surrounds a question I get a lot during home inspections.  And this one -
Is carbon monoxide lighter or heavier than air?
Of course, any time you have gas appliances or a wood-burning fireplace, you should have at least one carbon monoxide (CO) detector in the home.
CO is odorless, tasteless and DOES NOT GIVE WARNING that it is being produced or building up.
And, is it lighter or heavier than air?  Which means, does it rise or fall when produced?
Since the molecular weights of gases differ, what makes them move is convection.  If a gas is released because of … (55 comments)

 
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