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Some good news for a change, or, Another reason to have a dog

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
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    Great story with happy ending....and a great dog!

    But what is an electric and gas fireplace?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    Maybe a gas fireplace with electric ignition?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Sal Santamaura
    Sal Santamaura Member Posts: 529
    edited December 2021
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    While Roxy is a great dog and I take no credit from her, what this story really provides is a reason to have a low-level CO monitor. UL-rated CO "detectors" are good for one and only one thing, namely, to satisfy codes.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,254
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    I hope the dog has a nice Christmas gift under the tree
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
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    Steamhead said:

    Maybe a gas fireplace with electric ignition?

    That is probably the situation.
    But it was simply a gas fireplace.
    Throwing the word electric in with it seems misleading.
    Some may think that there is a CO danger in electric heating.

    Well there may be at the coal plant that produces the power.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,614
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    The gas fireplace may have an electric blower
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,357
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    I'm guessing the dog alerted because of the alarm, not the actual CO. From when I've read dogs can not detect CO any better than we can. They are affected by it quicker however.

    So I would argue this is a good example of why you need a CO detector that is interconnected to the other alarms.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,883
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    JakeCK said:
    I'm guessing the dog alerted because of the alarm, not the actual CO. From when I've read dogs can not detect CO any better than we can. They are affected by it quicker however. So I would argue this is a good example of why you need a CO detector that is interconnected to the other alarms.
    Another reason to have Low Level Alarms 
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,357
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    pecmsg said:
    JakeCK said:
    I'm guessing the dog alerted because of the alarm, not the actual CO. From when I've read dogs can not detect CO any better than we can. They are affected by it quicker however. So I would argue this is a good example of why you need a CO detector that is interconnected to the other alarms.
    Another reason to have Low Level Alarms 
    Are there any low level alarms with an interconnect?
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,883
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    JakeCK said:
    pecmsg said:
    JakeCK said:
    I'm guessing the dog alerted because of the alarm, not the actual CO. From when I've read dogs can not detect CO any better than we can. They are affected by it quicker however. So I would argue this is a good example of why you need a CO detector that is interconnected to the other alarms.
    Another reason to have Low Level Alarms 
    Are there any low level alarms with an interconnect?
    I prefer the Defender. 
    No it can’t be interconnected. 
    1 in the boiler room. 
    1 near or in the bedrooms. 
    It will wake you up!