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Are these safe to heat a cabin without worrying about carbon monoxide?

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If the unit is burning correctly then you should not have to worry. The unit does have an oxygen depletion sensor that must be pretty sensetive because you cannot use the unit above 7500 ft elevation. Of course it would probably be smart to also buy a cheap CO detecter to install in the cabin. What 40 or 50 bucks to save a life??
You can also check out a review of this product here
http://www99.epinions.com/review/Dyna_glo_Tag_a_long_Heater/content_298774990468

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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Carbon Monoxide and Heating Systems


Every year there are many deaths that could be avoided by a few simple checks, or the addition of a carbon monoxide detector in the home. The worst thing is that many of those people will have never known that they were under attack by a silent killer.

One of the products of the combustion of any fuel is carbon monoxide gas. The concentration of this gas can vary greatly depending on how complete the combustion process is. Many heating systems will check the combustion process and shut themselves down if the flame becomes too unstable and begins to produce harmful gases. There also are many heating systems still in service that do not check and will produce carbon monoxide gases. If carbon monoxide gas can get into your living environment then you and your family could be at risk.

To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide gas affecting your home, you should have your furnace checked every year. Make sure that the venting system of the furnace or boiler is in good condition. Make sure that the safety controls work properly and are not bypassed. Never bypass the safety controls to get heat even temporarily. Make sure that if you are using an unvented appliance in your home that you follow the instructions by opening a window a bit to give the heater fresh air. Many of these appliances have a oxygen sensor in them to protect you. Make sure to clean this device yearly and if the heater keeps going out and you don't know why, it could be because of oxygen depletion in the room.

Plugged chimneys, bad vent piping, wrong gas pressures, faulty, dirty burners, and many other things can cause carbon monoxide to build up in your home. Be careful to have all of these things checked often. If you heating system is not acting right then you need to have it checked immediately.

One of your best defenses against carbon monoxide is a detector. I like the ones that actually give you a digital read out of the level of the harmful gas in your home. You will find that even your gas range or oven will produce carbon monoxide and it is helpful to see when even low levels occur. The other reason is because the detectors that only give a warning on high levels will often not warn you till the gas reaches deadly levels. You want to be aware of these levels long before the reach deadly levels. This gives you time to get a problem identified and fixed. Also time to evacuate if necessary.

For best peace of mind, spend the money to buy a good quality carbon monoxide detector and then make sure you get it out of the bag and install it. Get your heating system serviced by a professional that can check the combustion process to make sure your heating system is burning cleanly and efficiently. By doing a few simple things you can protect yourself and the ones you love.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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What makes a ventless gas heater put out carbon monoxide fumes


Any gas appliance that burns gas puts out Carbon Monoxide. The trick is to make it not too much, however, how much is too much. Read this;

http://www.ventfree.org/content/view/42/18/

and there are warnings here too;

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/are-ventless-fireplaces-safe.htm

and a list of the potentially dangerous gases they omit;

https://www.abe.iastate.edu/extension-and-outreach/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-unvented-gas-space-heating-appliances-aen-204/

I would not use one unless I had good ventilatioon and a better Carbon Monoxide alarm.


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Smell emitting from gas heater


Carbon monoxide is completely odourless and every sort of combustion of a carbon or hydrocarbon fuel produces carbon monoxide. That is why heaters should not be used without adequate and efficient ventilation and heaters should be kept in good order because efficient combustion produces less and inefficient combustion produces more.

Inefficient combustion and the need for service can often be recognised by the characteristic blue flame being tinged with yellow.
Heaters burning inefficiently often produce a smell for the sensitive or stinging eyes but that is not caused by carbon monoxide.

The gas itself is also odourless and the characteristic smell is added to warn people of leaks. I think the added gas smell tends to settle or separate from the liquid gas to some extent so there will be times when it is so concentrated it isn't entirely neutralised by the burning process, at least that is my theory.

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There is a good chance that the detector is being set off by fumes. This could be from hairspray, cleaning solutions, air fresheners, etc... Most aerosols use propane as a propellant and this will absolutely (and should) set the alarm off.

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Good Morning, My nighthawk CO detector went off with a loud continuous alarm this morning while all were sleeping. I reset it and it is not alarming now. I pushed the peak button and it reads 19. The...


When a carbon monoxide detector sends an alarm, there is cause for concern. You mentioned that the other CO detector did not go off, but maybe it is too far away to monitor the carbon monoxide levels that was in this area.

The instructions in your manual would direct you to evacuate the house immediately and ventilate. Your next step is to get a professional to inspect what may have caused the carbon monoxide leak.

A reading of 19 indicates that there is carbon monoxide in that area of your house, unless your CO detector is not working properly. Your local fire department will give you the best advice for what action to take when a carbon monoxide detector sends an alarm.

Be safe, don't assume a carbon monoxide alarm is cause by a defective CO detector, have it inspected.

Jul 30, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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My Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide detector was beeping shrilly and read gas. When pressed the reset button it read 221. Problem was it was sitting facedown in a box (i'd just taken it from my old...


A reading of 221 ppm carbon monoxide gas is a dangerous level that should be taken seriously. You could try a new battery and reset the detector. If in doubt, always err on the cautious side and have the apartment checked by a professional or by the local fire department.

A new carbon monoxide detector is a small investment that may prevent carbon monoxide poisoning or death.

Jul 22, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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My carbon monoxide detector just has one sold beep and is not plugged in.


I assume you mean your carbon monoxide detector has one solid beep, and it is probably an AC unit. It may be safe to assume that it has battery backup if it is beeping without being plugged in.

First, you may replace the battery with a new one, plug it in and hit the reset button. If that doesn't work, you could bring it in to your local fire department to have it tested.

Check the expiry date on the Carbon Monoxide Detector. It should be replaced if it is more than 5 to 7 years old, check manufacturer recommendations.

A replacement carbon monoxide detector will give you the protection you need and peace of mind. Your safety depends on how fast you deal with this issue.

Jul 07, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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My carbon monoxide detector keeps beeping in spite of replacing thebattery and gives an error code of E09. Also it keeps flashing an err on the led redout. I placed it outside and it is still doing it...


Hopefully you have found a solution for your Carbon Monoxide Detector issue of October 4, 2009. The best solution for a questionable CO dectector is a replacement.

A Carbon Monoxide Detector is the only thing that will read, detect and sound an alert when reads dangerous levels of CO levels in your house. A defective carbon monoxide detector will give you and your family a false sense of security and will give you no protection.

Whenever in doubt, always err on the safe side and replace Carbon Monoxide Dectectors, your life depends on it.

View my website for related information and compare brands and models of Carbon Monoxide Detectors available for sale online.

Oct 04, 2009 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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