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Old 02-04-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement

I keep my Carbon monoxide detector on a shelf about mid way up in my trailer.
FYI, my son tells me they are suposed to be placed on the floor...Is this true? I also moved the one in my house to the floor.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Instructions on mine ( at home ) said to place it about three feet up from the floor. I had it at waist level on a bookshelf. Now on a wall, outside the furnace room.
Why not Google the installation instructions for the brand of detector that you have? And, then show them to your son.
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Actually, it is a CO detector, not a CO2 detector. CO can kill you at fairly low concentrations, CO2 is typically not a problem, unless you are in the Apollo 13.
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Actually, it is a CO detector, not a CO2 detector. CO can kill you at fairly low concentrations, CO2 is typically not a problem, unless you are in the Apollo 13.
Sorry David, I edited the title. Thanks I guess during my cabin fever I am getting a little more dumb.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:06 AM   #5
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Hi there,

I think your son might be thinking about a propane detector. Propane is much heavier than air and will quickly sink to the lowest point in any enclosed space were a leak to occur, therefore for a propane alarm to be effective it must be placed as low as possible.

CO (carbon monoxide) on the other hand, is virtually the same weight as air, and should disperse homogeneously throughout an enclosed space. It seems to me waist high should be a sufficient position for it.
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