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    Where to put a CO detector? (2 Posts)

  • KCA KCA @ 2:04 PM
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    Where to put a CO detector?

    Hello...

       I heard on the radio today that installing a CO detector low...  +- 18" off of the floor, is the best location...  My thoughts were that CO comes from a heating source, Boiler or Furnace, and because hot air rises then CO detectors should be high...

      What is correct?

         KCA
  • Bob Harper Bob Harper @ 6:53 PM
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    where do you breathe?

    18" off the floor is good if you're a  dog. Otherwise, put it where you breathe--typically btw 24-60" off the floor whether standing or sleeping. Should be within ~15LF of each sleeping room.
    For maximum protection, throw out the CO detector and get an unlisted CO monitor
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