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Old 03-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Does anyone know anything about these? I want to get one (or more), but here is my question...

I have recently seen commercials for one particular brand (I don't know which one it is though). In the commercials they show the detector plugged into an outlet down low. Is Carbon Monoxide heavier than air? I always though the detectors were more like a smoke alarm and should be mounted high.

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Old 03-02-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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This probably isn't very helpful but any carbon monoxide detector I've ever seen is always mounted near (if not on) the ceiling. My dad is a firefighter, I'll call and ask him.
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Thanks DC. Actually that is pretty helpful. Let me know what your dad says. Thanks!
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i've always seen them mounted low? at least not more than 3 feet above the floor. now i'm puzzled. we're thinking about getting one too, so now i'm curious as to see which is the correct mounting.
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GB, I can't get hold of him tonight (he's on watch) but I promise you an expert answer tomorrow. :D
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Thanks man! and no rush
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I don't know either, Middie. We have CO detectors at work that are up high. :? I don't know if CO gas is heavy, neutral or bouyant. If no one else answers, I'll let you know what Dad says.
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Where Should I Place a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

Because carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and also because it may be found with warm, rising air, detectors should be placed on a wall about 5 feet above the floor. The detector may be placed on the ceiling. Do not place the detector right next to or over a fireplace or flame-producing appliance. Keep the detector out of the way of pets and children. Each floor needs a separate detector. If you getting a single carbon monoxide detector, place it near the sleeping area and make certain the alarm is loud enough to wake you up.

http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/aa092202a.htm
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Yep, asked Dad about the CO detectors and he said they should be mounted up high, just like a smoke detector.
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Awesome!!! Thank you so much for the info!!!
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