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Chicken
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Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
Probably just want one that plugs into an outlet. I understand that you can get a combo smoke and CO detector but I would need to replace many perfectly fine smoke detectors.

What is the go-to plug in CO detector?
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Dr Lecter
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
They make them with 10 year batteries now. Kiddie brand


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BallsEleven
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
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I understand that you can get a combo smoke and CO detector but I would need to replace many perfectly fine smoke detectors.


Why not just replace them as they go bad?

I started off replacing the good ones just in the bedrooms. Eventually the smoke detectors get a fault and you have to change them anyway and I replace them with the smoke/CO combos.

I've always gone with First Alert. They make plug ins as well.
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JumpingTheShark
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
Chicken, I have the First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm, plugs into the wall with a battery backup for power outage. Seems to be an industry leader for residential use.

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CatfishJohn
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
Aren't CO2 detectors supposed to be higher up than most outlets?

Anyways, I got the highest rated ones on Amazon and put them in every room. Reviews said the batteries will last a decade.



ABucks11
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
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First Alert Carbon Monoxide


I bought some from Costco


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coonass27
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
Co2 is a heavy gass. Usually about plug height or close to a furnace/heater. Or gas source. They make the combos but if they are on the ceiling you will be knocked out of it’s leaking from a heat source before the alarm gets it


fightin tigers
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re: Want to install a Carbon Monoxide detector
CO2 is heavier and tends to sink, but CO is slightly lighter than air.

The truth is that it doesn't really matter where you put the detector though because the CO won't go high or low, but just kind of spread out.

All of mine are high, including above the door that I run my generator outside of.


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