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carbon monoxide detectors

scrook_2 Member Posts: 610
A CO detector is actually sensitive to many flammable/combustable gasses in addition to CO which oxidizes (or burns) to CO2, for example Natural Gas, Ethane, Propane, etc... Natural gas unlike CO, has an odorant added so often you'll notice that "gas odor" first, but it may trigger a CO detector too. I'd not *depend* on one for a fuel gas detector though, but it might as a side ffect provide a warning, as yours did.


  • heatguy
    heatguy Member Posts: 102
    set off by natural gas?

    my question is in regards to co detector does it have oxygen sensor to detect level.reason i am asking is last night our co detector went off.my wife brought it outside to clear it brought it back in it went off again .called me i came home and it was going off walked into kitchen and smelled gas found burner on stove turned on but not lit so im wondering why the natural gas set it off is this a side benefit of co detector.
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