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Old 08-19-2011, 01:16 PM   #31
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Can parakeets detect carbon monoxide?
Oh wait, that probably wouldn't work in an oven that's turned on




Good fix (hopefully).
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:32 PM   #32
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #33
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1 "Kidde KN-COPP-3 Nighthawk Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display"
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You should have one in your bedroom.
Sorry to hear stove bolts are not commonly available.
Cover the central station detector with plastic while testing your repair?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:45 PM   #34
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Lowes sell CO detectors that you mount like smoke detectors, and they aren't stupidly expensive (surprise). Would one of those work?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_304228-347-C...tor&facetInfo=
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:50 PM   #35
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I wanted a cool one like the FD had...
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:30 PM   #36
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"sniffers" - made for all sorts of stuff.

$300+
Mini CO Sniffer in the USA
Eurotron 7898 Mini CO Sniffer | Instrumentation Sales & Rentals
TPI Ambient CO And Combustible Gas Leak Detector Search Results TPI Ambient CO and Combustible Gas Leak Detector - Davis Instruments Catalog

nice fix! when all else fails - do it yourself (g)

most home inspectors have one - perhaps a real estate type could put you onto a 'friendly' one that would drop by.

or . . . a plate of brownies proffered to the fire house might get you somewhere....
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:38 AM   #37
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Cool!
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #38
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I love vintage stoves, and I am thrilled you can keep yours!
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #39
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People repair and refurbish appliances all the time. You just have to hunt and find the right person. So it depends on how long you can go without it. It may be that you need to find a club or other collector who can point you in the right direction on how to do it yourself or how to find someone in the area that can help.

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Yes, we did those Google searches too. In a nutshell, those that say they can fix a Caloric turn into Prissy from Gone with the Wind when they charge $80+ and arrive to say, "I don't know nothing about birthing no baby (fixing no Caloric stove,) I don't know why I told such a lie." We have had approximately five people out over the years and have spent many hours on the phone. Closest I have found in NoVA, MD, DC areas is a nice man in Atlanta who will make a part for me if I send him the original. Oh, and there is a nice lady in NYC who can talk if I send pictures and arrange to get the stove to her.

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AGA used to make some nice stuff. Good luck on you parts & repair search. Perhaps your local gas supplier can diagnose what's causing the high CO problem with your Caloric.
About 14 years ago, I was able to shame a guy to replace all of the hoses and connectors.

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So get it fixed! Carbon monoxide is created by burning fuel without the appropriate amount of oxygen. I can't see any reason that the stove can not be repaired or refitted. Call Rick's Restorations if you have to!

If you want to try to fix it your own self, try Repair Clinic for parts and online assistance.
So far, we have been fortunate to be able to make repairs that have had to happen. Including this one. I'd love to find someone in the area to refit/restore the stove, but the closest places I can really find are a state or two away. Not ideal. I think we could do it if we can find parts. After this time, we will work harder to see if we can find those parts.

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Can parakeets detect carbon monoxide?
Oh wait, that probably wouldn't work in an oven that's turned on

Good fix (hopefully).
*hides the canary* I made a peach pie and canned today without an alarm going off. *knocks on wood and feeds bread crumbs to the canary*

I really did not like the stoves that are new. So...motivated. Frank seems to have fixed it for now. :)
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Time to start looking for a replacement for parts...it always costs more when you need it now.
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