Carbon Monoxide Sensor...

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  1. JJ

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    I am sure the answer to my question is posted somewhere on Fun but if I start searching for it I will get distracted and forget what I was looking for...

    Bearing in mind that people other than me use the Hymer, I feel I should invest in a carbon monoxide detector.

    Which is the best one and from where?

    Thanks in advance.

    JJ

    ...my old sensor (the budgie) escaped through a window which was not slammed on him halfway through...
     
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    Got ours from Lloyds the chemist - they had them on special offer - very good - long way to come and get one though JJ - If you want we can find out if they still have them and price and ship one out to you probabaly cheaper than where you are .
     
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    Can't say I know the make of the one fitted in ours.

    However it is a Carbon Monoxide and LPG / Butane / Propane sensing one.

    So a bit of a multi tasker. Sits next to the normal smoke / heat detector about the overhead cupboard.

    Both are battery powered and the battery lasts about 9-10 months in it.

    The price difference is a bit though I believe with the Carbon monoxide only ones being around £25 and the multi sensing ones £60+
     
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    No JJ, Thank you....

    Got a fire angel sitting on the mantlepiece here and as I know there are a couple of different types and principles of operation, I thought I would find out what type it was.

    So i picked it up and found the battery was missing and it was little more than an extra surface for the dust to settle on !!

    Top of tomorrows shopping is BATTERIES !!!

    Could have been a statistic here.

    Peter
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    Pity you missed This Thread about 6 weeks ago JJ. The alarms are back up to £14.99 at LLoyds now. As mentioned above, probably cheaper for you to get one locally.

    Do you have Aldi & Lidl there? I think they have them in pretty regularly.

    Graham
     
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    if you are in the UK your local firebrigade may fit one free of charge for you
     
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    Thanks for all your replies...

    so Llyods is the one then?

    I am in the Uk for a weekend soon...

    JJ
     
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    I got one of these from Harringtons near Chester, it was on offer about £14 and I hardwired it in. The instructions stated it should be mounted about 1ft from the floor to be effective (butane /propane heavier than air) so I'm surprised yours is mounted above an overhead cupboard.
     
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    Will have to check it then. It was factory fitted.
     
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    cant see the point of combined CO and propane/butane detectors.

    propane and butane are heavy gases (hence floor drop vents) and CO is a light gas (3% lighter than air.)

    put it high for CO and low for propane/butane

    convected air currents may move the latter around a bit but possibly not enough for a ceiling mounted detector to 'see'

    mine is a combined CO and smoke alarm...ceiling mounted.

    the LPG alarm is standard RV equipment which also controls the electronic gas valve at the bulk tank and is mounted at floor level.
     
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    Just checked and it is the first time I have looked at it closely.

    There is a wire that comes out and disappears behind some trim. Further down the trim is what looks like a remote sensor from what I can guess.

    So it looks like it does both afterall.
     
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    Our's is high for Co2 and low for gas.
    Jim
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