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I do a lot of work in schools and was called out twice in the last 2 days on carbon monoxide detected in the schools by the fire dept. Found the causes of both problems and corrected them. As like many other companies, my company does not own a co detector. (Had to call the fire dept. back to take another reading). My boss is willing to buy a detector as he should. My question is what brand and model detectors are you guys using and what are their pros and cons.


  • co detection

    Think about looking into a Bacharac digital gas analyzer,not only will you be able to check co in ppm you will also have a great tool for doing your burner set ups. I have found this to be one of the best tools any heating tech could want. Befor I went to work for myself I bought one just so I would be able to be as good as I could at any setup work that I might have to do.Let me tell you when I leave a house it has to be right. Call backs are just plain a pain in in the butt. Add one to your collection you will love it and never look back.
  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    Do a search for Mark Hunt

    and send him an e-mail direct. He is extremely well versed in CO problems and solutions.
  • co analyzer

    My shop has that analyzer but we only use it to check flue gas. How accurate and fast is it to pick up CO in an open space? Never used it that way before.
  • one great tool

    turn it on set to co and watch it go... its super accurate if it is calibrated and after the initial 60 sec. countdown it is ready and sampling.Maybe think about sending your tester out to the factory to be tuned up and then you will know right where you stand, it is a great tool.
  • Two different situations

    The first a dedicated detector for testing flue gases and determining if equipment is operating correctly. There are a number of dedicated detectors that will do this. Bacharach, Testo, TPI, UEI and others have detectors. All of them have websites that will give particulars.

    The air within the space would best be monitered with George Kerrs CO Experts low level monitor. Check www.coexperts.com/profs.htm
  • rudy_2
    rudy_2 Member Posts: 135

    All the CO sensors Bacharach uses are good to within 5ppm in ambient air.

    You can also use them to see if someone has been exposed. Just drop it in a clear plastic bag, have the 'victim' hold his/her breath for 15 to 20 sec's. If a non-smoking healthy adult shows over 10 - 15 ppm in their breath, they have definately been exposed, when you see levels approaching 70 ppm it's definately time to get to the ER, particularly if they are showing physical symptoms.

    A smoker will generally display 20 to 30 ppms.
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