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Old 11-03-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Heater and carbon dioxide alarm

Fired up the heater yesterday and 4 minutes later the carbon dioxide alarm starting beeping. Not sure what to do now, definitely dont want to camp like this. Any suggestions ?

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Old 11-03-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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First off it's a "carbon monoxide", CO, detector not dioxide, CO2.
It may be the stink when using the gas furnace the first time of the season or the furnace fan running pulled the battery voltage down too low. That detector is very sensitive to low voltage as well.
If neither of these it could be a bad detector. Remove it & check date on the back, they're only good for about 5 years. Yours is already at least 3 & depending how long it was on the shelf at the factory it could be nearly 5 by now.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:38 PM   #3
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First off it's a "carbon monoxide", CO, detector not dioxide, CO2.
It may be the stink when using the gas furnace the first time of the season or the furnace fan running pulled the battery voltage down too low. That detector is very sensitive to low voltage as well.
If neither of these it could be a bad detector. Remove it & check date on the back, they're only good for about 5 years. Yours is already at least 3 & depending how long it was on the shelf at the factory it could be nearly 5 by now.
I agree with the low voltage. A buddy was only using a scratchy battery and his would start beeping in the middle of the night. For no reason other than low voltage. If your running a bunch of lights and such. Double check the battery. Then search for leaks.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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This is the ceiling mounted smoke, CO detector, not the baseboard mounted electric one. I will change the battery in the ceiling one and see if it makes a difference. Thanks for the tips. The electric baseboard unit hasn't sounded yet.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #5
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I've never seen a ceiling mounted CO detector. CO is basically neutral buoyant when mixed with air. The CO detectors are usually mounted near the floor. Ceiling mounted detectors are usually ion detectors (as a fire produces ionized gasses). Most likely your furnace burned off some accumulated dust (ionized gas) and triggered the ceiling mounted smoke detectors. You might try and confirm whether you ceiling detectors are smoke or CO. If it's both, it will be labeled as CO and smoke detector.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:32 PM   #6
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I think that is actually the propane detector. Itís usually hardwired to battery and if battery is low will beep.
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