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Old 12-26-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide detector

I need to replace a 5 year old battery powered CO detector. There are so many on the market, I could use your input which one for a 2010 Winnebago Aspect 28B. It's located on the ceiling in the bedroom slide. Thanks

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Old 12-27-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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Get an expensive one that sounds off at very low levels. You do not want to ingest CO at levels which can be harmful....yet do not set off the alarm. These are not to be installed at ceiling height. About eye level is correct.

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Old 12-27-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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I suggest First Alert CO400 available everywhere including Wal-mart. All CO detectors sold by major US retailers meet US government standards for when to alarm to warn you. Important thing is if they go off, leave the area immediately and get the situation evaluated by a fire department or a heating system professional, BEFORE you re-occupy the area.

There are some with displays that will indicate highest CO level seen by the detector, but these are generally 120 volt AC powered, so may not suit use in a RV.

With carbon monoxide, it is the concentration of CO over time that poses a threat. Since carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in your blood, it can harm you if you are exposed to either high levels of CO in a short period of time, or to lower levels of CO over a longer period of time. Current UL limits for CO exposure are:

o 30 ppm (parts per million) for 30 days
o 150 ppm for 10-50 minutes
o 70 ppm for 60-240 minutes
o 400 ppm for 4-15 minutes

CO is a odorless colorless gas you can't see it or smell it. All, use that test button on the CO detector occasionally and make sure your detector is powered and ready to warn you.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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Glad I read this. I never knew that they had a lifespan so I did some research. Sounds like they are now calling for smoke alarms to be replaced in about the same time frame too.
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