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Does home security system only link to wire-powered smoke detector but not the battery-powered ones?

Currently my home has battery-powered smoke/CO detectors, I wonder if in the future I am setting up a home monitoring security system with commercial company for the whole house (to detect things like ...
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Protections from CO/CO2 Poisoning in Rooms?

I'm aware that there is little risk of CO/CO2 poisoning in typical house rooms in the US, even after long periods (A few hours, maybe a day) in a particular room. How is this accomplished, and what ...
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installation of portable ac unit in garage with a gas water heater

The propane gas water heater vents the combustion exhaust vi a flute. The portable ac vents the hot air. If i only run the portable ac unit occasionally do I risk carbon monoxide poisoning from the ...
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Should carbon monoxide detectors be installed in rooms containing gas appliances?

This might be 2 questions so I can separate it into two if needed. I want to put a CO detector in two places of my home (kitchen and garage). However, the instructions that came with the CO detector ...
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Does this look like a crack in my heat exchanger?

I had someone come in to inspect my furnace and was told my heat exchanger has a crack and the whole system should be replaced ASAP due to carbon monoxide risks. It's 16 years old but I haven't had ...
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Where to install a carbon monoxide detector when the boiler is in a closet?

I have a boiler in my kitchen closet. The installation instructions for my carbon monoxide detector say the detector should be: at a horizontal distance of between 1m and 3m from the potential ...
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Who do you call when there is actually carbon monoxide in your home?

The CO detector goes off. Probably bad batteries, but let's get everyone outside just to be safe. Then you put brand new batteries in, and it still goes off. You have a carbon monoxide leak. Again, ...
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How can I troubleshoot faulty carbon monoxide and fire alarms that give false positives?

This is kind of an odd one. Recently, my alarms have been going off. It started a couple weeks ago where my neighbor said the carbon monoxide alarm was going off for 10-15 minutes then stopped. Last ...
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Carbon Monoxide in garage

I arrived home today from running some errands to find that the carbon monoxide alarm in my garage was going off. The display was reading 55 ppm CO (which I gather is a non-lethal but nevertheless ...
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At what height should CO detectors be installed?

I've got a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector (BRK CO250B, instruction sheet PDF) that I am looking to install in our house. All of the bedrooms are on the top level of our quad-level house, and I'm ...
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How do I make my gas oven produce less carbon monoxide?

I had someone perform a combustion safety test on my oven today and he discovered that it's producing an elevated level of carbon monoxide compared to average: 80 PPM. He said the best ovens he's seen ...
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Where should carbon monoxide detectors be located?

How many carbon monoxide detectors are needed in a house and where is it best to place it? Is it better to place it close to the ground or close to the ceiling?