Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 08:56:13 -0500
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Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] CO Monitor Video
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A resounding yes, of course. Years ago, less than a mile from my  
house, a family of four was killed when someone accidentally left  
their minivan running in the garage.  A few years later, we had a  
large ice storm that took out power for days.   A neighbor a few doors  
down from my house was running a generator in front of their lower  
level garage door - with the door open.  In this case the CO alarm  
probably saved their lives.

Both those types of scenarios continue to cause deaths, alas.  It just  
goes to show that even people with electric heat need CO detectors!    
And the public needs education on the symptoms of CO exposure as  
described on my CO web page:

My CO detectors have LED readouts that show the level.  As described  
previously, the alarm will show 0 if the [CO] is between 0 and 30  
ppm.  However, there is a peak level button that you can press that  
will show the highest level read since the last reset or power up, and  
that will display levels from 11 to 999 ppm.  Of course, the accuracy  
and precision of the device for low levels is open to question.

Rob Toreki

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> An interesting presentation. It brings up the question of whether  
> residential CO detectors belong in the home! Does anyone have some  
> good advice?
> Regards,
> Ernie Lippert

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