Carbon monoxide

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  1. Mel

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    Can anyone help
    Last night /this morning 02:35
    The CO alarm went off.
    The only thing on was the fridge (Dometic.)
    I ventilated the motorhome and checked the fridge vents for blockage.
    Reset the alarm and all was well.
    This morning same again about 11:00.
    Then found i had the fridge on full
    Turned it down and all as been ok since.
    I will go to a dealer tomorrow but is there any thing I should check.
    Thanks

    Mel
     
  2. Daveo2006

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    Is the battery good ?
     
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    Sounds like a poor fridge installation, but if the fridge burner is burning with a clean blue flame shouldn't be enough CO to set off the alarm. If it's burning with a yellow flame that is one of your problems the other being a poor fridge installation, as even then it shouldn't get inside the van.
     
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  4. Mel

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    Yes I even changed the battery.

    Its been ok since.
    Just made me a bit nervous
     
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    Its a 2011 the fridge has never been out.
    We where away for 8 weeks with no problem other than it was so hot the fridge was struggling to keep cool
     
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    Maybe I beter just let the Agent clean it all out this week.
    Beter safe than sorry.
     
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    an over charging (cooking) leisure battery will set of a C0 alarm too
     
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    Keep it simple. Look at the alarm before panicking about the fridge.

    Good practice with any alarm of this type, whether in the MH or at home is to keep it clean so give it a good clean out with the nozzle of a mains vacuum cleaner and you'll probably find it works wonders. This is the solution to 90% of domestic smoke detector false alarms and it's good practice to give them a hoover out 2 or 3 times a year.

    As with anything try the simple things before you get over complicated (y)
     
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  9. Mel

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    Thanks
    We had no EHU
    And the Efoy was off.
    I will check the leisure battery's just in case.
     
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    I would also be inclined to purchase a new CO2 alarm.
    As you have said "better safe than sorry".
    Brisey.
     
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    Yes will do thanks


    Mel
     
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    As above, but please buy a CO alarm, not CO2

    IMO the CO monitors with display are well worth the few extra £'s

    We have a Kidde one with numerical display so if ours goes off (the house one does due to log burner not being shut down properly sometimes) at least we have a level of worry to work to

    I think the alarm will go off at 35 (it think the units are ppm) in reality you need to be well over 100 and for quite a while to cause any harm, I would liken it to a smoke detector, slightly burnt toast can set it off but will never lead to personal harm, but if the grill has caught fire you still get the same alarm

    Hopefully yours was low level but you cant be too safe, CO silent, odourless and can be deadly
     
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    That's the one we use, thanks Andy (y)
     
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    That is a very good price for that model
     
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    As above, but please buy a CO alarm, not CO2

    You are absolutely correct David, my mistake.
    Brisey.
     
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    Thanks all I have a kidde but not digital.
    I will get one right away.
    I cant see the flame but will get it all checked out before using it again

    Mel
     
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