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Old 11-20-2020, 11:37 PM   #15
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Just my thought a CO2 sensor can be mounted anywhere. Unlike a smoke detector as CO2 concentration is the same in any area of a home or RV so it could be hidden ;under a cabinet or? Am I off base?

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Old 11-21-2020, 07:30 AM   #16
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Just my thought a CO2 sensor can be mounted anywhere. Unlike a smoke detector as CO2 concentration is the same in any area of a home or RV so it could be hidden ;under a cabinet or? Am I off base?

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Not CO2, but CO is lighter than air, not by much. But it usually will mix reasonably even since the weight is so close. The rule of thumb is to put the CO detector in the mid to upper range of the coach. (or your home)
Smoke detectors, on the other hand, are usually put high on the wall or on the ceiling.
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Not CO2, but CO is lighter than air, not by much. But it usually will mix reasonably even since the weight is so close. The rule of thumb is to put the CO detector in the mid to upper range of the coach. (or your home)
Smoke detectors, on the other hand, are usually put high on the wall or on the ceiling.
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I really didn't read all the response - my apologies for that and possibly for repeating what everyone else has said.

The CO detector should be at the floor - CO is heavier than air.

Any CO detector will work. If you want to tie into your 12 VDC system or have one that works on 9 VDC batteries - make your choice.

Having a hole in a wall or ceiling or around a replacement device is minor - find some plastic/metal/bezel cut it to size and install it with hot glue, double-backed tape, rivets or screws.

I'm glad you know that you have to have active CO monitoring - Just in Case.... Stay safe and enjoy your travels.
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I really didn't read all the response - my apologies for that and possibly for repeating what everyone else has said.

The CO detector should be at the floor - CO is heavier than air.

Any CO detector will work. If you want to tie into your 12 VDC system or have one that works on 9 VDC batteries - make your choice.

Having a hole in a wall or ceiling or around a replacement device is minor - find some plastic/metal/bezel cut it to size and install it with hot glue, double-backed tape, rivets or screws.

I'm glad you know that you have to have active CO monitoring - Just in Case.... Stay safe and enjoy your travels.
That not correct.

CO is slightly lighter than air, but it's so close to the same weight, it really doesn't matter where you install a monitor. CO will usually mix evenly low or high. You can purchase for your home CO that plug into your wall outlet (down low) , battery ones that mount pretty much anywhere or ones that mount on the ceiling. They even make combination smoke/CO detectors that mount on the ceiling of your home (120 volt, not intended for RV's)



https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quali...%20the%20floor.

Or
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21536403/


Propane, on the other hand, is heavier than air and the propane detector should be mounted down low.
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That not correct.

CO is slightly lighter than air, but it's so close to the same weight, it really doesn't matter where you install a monitor. CO will usually mix evenly low or high. You can purchase for your home CO that plug into your wall outlet (down low) , battery ones that mount pretty much anywhere or ones that mount on the ceiling. They even make combination smoke/CO detectors that mount on the ceiling of your home (120 volt, not intended for RV's)



https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quali...%20the%20floor.

Or
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21536403/


Propane, on the other hand, is heavier than air and the propane detector should be mounted down low.
Yup - CO is nearly neutral in buoyancy in air and can hang at any height -> I just followed up on it and was looking for a way to correct my original response so others would not be mislead<- I was thinking Propane and where my CO+Propane alarm is located - it's a dual unit and mounted near the floor.

Thanks for helping to keep the forum accurate!
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