where to buy Carbon Monoxide Detector?
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I'd be wary buying such an important piece of equipment from Amazon, unless you're buying directly from Amazon and not through any third parties.
Jan 14th, 2015 12:31 am
Jan 14th, 2015 8:51 am
Why? If it's a name brand like Kidde then why should it matter if you buy from Amazon, Kidde on Amazon, or a third party with good ratings on Amazon?
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Jan 14th, 2015 9:51 am
Two words: Counter. Feet. Yes, Okay. It's one word: Counterfeit. Something that I would rely on to protect my health or alert me in the case of a potentially life threatening issue is not something I would risk. Naturally, if you're buying from the supplier/manufacturer (such as Kidde), you're not buying from a third party so my original statement stands.
Jan 14th, 2015 9:53 am
The display is the way to go, for sure. Gives you an idea of the level of danger so you can report it to the authorities as well (though they would do their own testing when they're there).
Jan 14th, 2015 10:08 am
Those digital displays might give a false sense of security though . The detectors themselves aren't that sensitive at the lower levels, so the display might still read 0 when there is an actual low level long term co problem, like your furnace starting to leak
Jan 14th, 2015 10:12 am
Jan 14th, 2015 10:16 am
The display show Parts Per Million I believe and the alarm is based on PPM present over a period of time. So it doesn't matter if it's a low level leak, it should still register on the device if it is sustained over time. Should be mentioned that CO is often present in homes for a variety of reasons such as gas stoves and cigarettes.l69norm wrote: ↑Those digital displays might give a false sense of security though . The detectors themselves aren't that sensitive at the lower levels, so the display might still read 0 when there is an actual low level long term co problem, like your furnace starting to leak
The built-in battery (self recharging) is really nice for when the power is out. The two people who died last year during the ice storm were running a generator in a closed garage. They had a co detector but forgot it wasn't getting power from the generator (although the backup battery might have been dead by then too)
Jan 14th, 2015 10:23 am
That's why I said, "a third party with good ratings on Amazon." Of course the product could still be counterfeit. But so could products bought from a reputable B&M retailer. (And BTW even items listed as "Amazon" can be shipped from a third party who isn't the manufacturer.)
Seems odd that someone as conservative about safety as you seem to be would waste time looking at a digital display to get "an idea of the level of danger." If my CO alarm went off I'd (a) call 911 to report it, (b) open the windows in the room where the alarm went off and (c) leave the premises by the nearest exit. There's little value in reading digital displays since as you point out the first responders will do their own testing.The display is the way to go, for sure. Gives you an idea of the level of danger so you can report it to the authorities as well (though they would do their own testing when they're there).
Jan 14th, 2015 10:28 am
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Jan 14th, 2015 3:25 pm
More or less every home, a couple exceptions - no fireplace, electric heat, no garage attached.bylo wrote: ↑Why? If it's a name brand like Kidde then why should it matter if you buy from Amazon, Kidde on Amazon, or a third party with good ratings on Amazon?
On a related note, in at least ON by legislation you need both CO and smoke alarms on every floor, especially bedrooms. You also need to replace the alarm every 10 years. (Yes the sensors do deteriorate with time.) It's a real pain to remember to change batteries every 6 months or every year. So to address all these issues there are now alarms that combine CO and smoke sensors in the same device. They also have a built-in, non-replaceable lithium battery that's supposed to last 10 years. So when the battery dies you know it's time to replace the whole unit. These detectors cost about $35 on sale (at Home Hardware when I bought ours.) That's cheap when you consider that includes both the alarm plus the cost savings of the 10 9V alkaline batteries you won't need to buy over the next decade. And of course there's the convenience of not having to check the battery for a decade.
KIDDE Worry Free Living Area 10 Yr Smoke and CO Alarm - 10 Yr sealed Battery Model: P3010L-CO-CA or CO-only KIDDE Worry Free Living Area 10 Yr CO Alarm - 10 Yr sealed Battery Model: C3010-CA
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