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Old 06-16-2021, 09:13 PM   #1
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Switch for Co2 and gas detector.

Our Co2 and gas detector goes off every time my wife cleans the floor or the mirror in the bathroom. If I'm working in building where we keep the motorhome and I fill the lawn mower with gas it goes off. Has anybody put a switch on theirs to turn it off completely? Yhis way we can turn it off during storage or while cleaning.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:30 PM   #2
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CO/LP are wired Directly without switch for a reason.....
Folks forget to turn ON

What you do to your RV safety devices is up to you

**Those detectors (sensors) have a 5-7 yr life
2017 RV...might be time to replace ---expiration date on backside
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:48 PM   #3
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CO/LP are wired Directly without switch for a reason.....
Folks forget to turn ON

What you do to your RV safety devices is up to you

**Those detectors (sensors) have a 5-7 yr life
2017 RV...might be time to replace ---expiration date on backside
Yes I know, I may replace it but it's done this since we bought it new. No kidding I passed gas in the middle of the night once and the darn thing went off. Not only did it wake the wife but then she yelled at me for the next half hour until I got it turned off.
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If you do it I'd use a DPDT switch with the detectors on one side and a very bright flashing LED on the other side of the switch. That would remind you they're off.
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When I bought the current Omni last month the CO/propane started beeping the first night. It was a bad one and the dealer replaced it. They aren't expensive, get a new one and be done with it.
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our gas detector is mounted in the wall near the floor and has an on/off switch, and yes it's very sensitive. hair spray will set it off immediately. the CO2 and smoke detectors are mounted on the ceiling and have no switch to turn them off.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:19 AM   #7
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It is hard wired as i just had to order one from Amazon and replace my 5yr old Duel sensor. Those babies ain't cheap $75. Funny story. I make our 2 little Chihuahuas bed on the floor every night and it happens to be by the sensor. Our dog will occasionally fart and set it off and we all jump. So we blame the dog for the old one needing a replacement because he set it off at least 1 night a wk.
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CO.........NOT CO2

CO---Carbon Monoxide
Silent Killer......by product of combustion

CO2...Carbon Dioxide
Bad Breath...what we exhale
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If you do it I'd use a DPDT switch with the detectors on one side and a very bright flashing LED on the other side of the switch. That would remind you they're off.
That's a great suggestion!
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My gas detector has a button to mute it.
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CO.........NOT CO2

CO---Carbon Monoxide
Silent Killer......by product of combustion

CO2...Carbon Dioxide
Bad Breath...what we exhale
old-biscuit is right .
CO Carbon monoxide detectors are generally mounted on the ceiling and hard wired CO is lighter than air.

Smoke detectors mounted on the ceiling and hard wired lighter than air.

gas detectors usually mounted near the floor some have an on/off switch, propane is heavier than air.
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Carbon Dioxide has killed man people in the beverage industry also. No oder so not detected easily.
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old-biscuit is right .

CO Carbon monoxide detectors are generally mounted on the ceiling and hard wired CO is lighter than air.



Smoke detectors mounted on the ceiling and hard wired lighter than air.



gas detectors usually mounted near the floor some have an on/off switch, propane is heavier than air.

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Air*is made up of 78% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen - Nitrogen has a*weight*of 28.013 while*Carbon Monoxide*(CO) has a*weight*of 28.011.*CO*mixes with*Air*as their*weights*are approximately the same.
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general consensus is mount on the ceiling, thats where i've seen most of them. the one in my home is on the wall about mid way, and that is applicable.
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