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CO tester

Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
one that will measure ambient CO, or flue gas or both?


  • Doug_20
    Doug_20 Member Posts: 2
    CO detector

    We are looking for a front line CO detector for our service techs. What is the best for a tech to have when he walks into a customers home? Thank you for all your help. Pray for our troops
  • Doug_20
    Doug_20 Member Posts: 2

    Looking for ambient
  • don_52
    don_52 Member Posts: 199
    Ambient CO Tester


    Link to;

  • Ron Schroeder_3
    Ron Schroeder_3 Member Posts: 254
    CO tester

    Have you considered a small combustion analyzer? You can get good value with a small Kane May analyzer and if you have ever been a student at Viessmann Academy give me a call at 604-533-9445.
  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    Look at the Testo


    I've had one on my belt for two years now. It's amazing where it has gone off and even more amazing and educational is why, FACT!
  • Glenn Harrison_2
    Glenn Harrison_2 Member Posts: 845
    My former employer...

    provided Ambient CO monitors made by AIM Saftey, and I loved them. Very reliable, very compact, and user servicable. Check it out at - http://www.aimsafety.com/aimsafet/products/showProduct.asp?productid=15

    Otherwise, my Bacharach Monoxor II has been running ten years very smoothly. Good for ambient and flue testing, although a little large for regular ambient testing. Also I believe Bacharach still makes a portable multigas ambient tester. Check it out at www.bacharach-inc.com

    As Firedragon has said, the Testo is another very good option. I haven't used one, but have ehard many good things about them.
  • Rudy
    Rudy Member Posts: 482

    Doug, unless you already have full combustion analyzers on your service vehicles, I’m afraid you will be disappointed with the results of using an ambient only CO instrument.

    If you find ambient CO levels in a customer’s home, you likely need an instrument to do flue gas testing to help determine where the CO is coming from and why.

    Just doing ambient CO testing may also lead your service guys and your customers to a false sense of security, just because no CO is present in the ambient air does not mean the potential for CO exposure does not exist in the flue gases of a piece of equipment.

    A full combustion analyzer will typically be an instrument that can verify and document safe, efficient and reliable equipment operation (ie find more work and justify equipment replacement) – to me that has a lot more potential to help grow your business.

    If you are interested in hearing more (I could go on and on), feel free to give me a call – a lot more info and my contact info is at www.bacharach-training.com .

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