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Oxygen Reading

I'm just curious. What's everyone's oxygen reading when you start up your combustion analyzer? Ours is 20.9%.
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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,179Member
    Me 2, on both a Bacharach Insight Plus, and a UEI 155.
    When I'm done taking a reading I usually let it run until i have 20.9% 02 & 0 ppm CO before shutting it down.
    steve
  • So do I. I'm told it clears the CO sensor and makes it last longer.
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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Posts: 3,142Member
    20.9 is the number
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  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,467Member
    If the probe isn’t in flue pipe, that’s what you’re going to get.
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  • Amazing how smart you can be and still know nothing.
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  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,078Member

    Amazing how smart you can be and still know nothing.

    Welcome to my world. The percentage of oxygen in the air is the same at high altitude. There is however much less air.

    Analyzers read 20.9 at 11,000' just like sea level.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,560Member
    Hello, Isn't the problem in the article just that they didn't explain their metrics? At sea level you get 100% of that 20.9%. On top of Everest, you get only 33% of that same 20.9%. Otherwise at sea level, with their 100%, it would be way to easy to literally set the world on fire :o Methinks that article needed a better editor. o:)

    Yours, Larry
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,654Member
    It's pretty amazing how our analyzers are all reading the same percentage. Well calibrated (to the atmosphere). The pie chart also explains why compressed Nitrogen is the cheapest gas, and the comparatively high cost of CO2.

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  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Posts: 555Member
    That is a good check, if it read anything else maybe you need a calibration. Know your tools!
  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,078Member
    I tried to stick my old EUI in an oxygen rich environment and it would not read higher than 20.9. I think it was programmed that way. Have not tried the Testo 320.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,467Member
    My Testo 320 reads 20.9 as long as the sensor is good.
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
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