carbon monoxide detectors: 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)

carbon monoxide detectors: "By Law" The "Technicians" Had To Shut Down The Water Heater - 10/09/15 05:54 PM
When he called me, my neighbor said, "By law the technicians had to shut down the water heater."
An HVAC company went by my neighbor's house to perform a fall check up and service.
While there they said they would "take a look" at the water heater just as a kindness.
Turning up the temperature to fire it up, they drilled a hole in the exhaust flue 3' from the hood, and inserted a CO probe.
It read 143.  The "technicians" were horrified.
They said  that by law they had to shut down the water heater.
They said  it needed to be replaced immediately.
They said  that something … (31 comments)

carbon monoxide detectors: "Where Should I Put A Carbon Monoxide Detector?" - 03/17/11 11:19 PM
"Where should I put a carbon monoxide detector?"
That is 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 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 … (24 comments)

 
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