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Mike Smith

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors
« on: June 13, 2001, 11:08:17 AM »

I am considering installing Carbon Monoxide detector(s)in my boat.  Does anyone have any experience, recommendations, or advice on this topic?

Ken Juul

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CO Detector
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2001, 01:05:34 PM »

Several years ago I considered one for the garage because I use a kerosene heater in the winter.  Consumer Report said to stay away from First Alert.  Quality was so poor, they considered them more dangereous than helpful.  Not really being overwhelmed by what I read I opted to just crack a window.  Things may have changed, haven't read anything recently.
Ken & Vicki Juul
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Chesapeake Bay
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2001, 01:59:06 PM »

I installed one on On y va last spring when my wife lived on board for a few months.  We installed an ESPAR heater to allow her to stay warm, and we thought the CO detector would be a good idea.  I bought a unit (Firehawk, I think) at Walmart for about $35, and it has worked well. We have not had a valid CO alarm yet (the ESPAR works quite well), but it did alarm when my house battery bank was cooked.  My wife  also smelled
 something strange, and, under telephone instruction, she was able to disconnect the boiling batteries before they did serious damage.
 Ralph Caruso
 On y va
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