We have one of those electric heat-dish-parabolic space heaters that I was
in my living room since my fireplace is on the fritz.
Do those things put off carbon monoxide?
There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers, as Frank has
demonstrated. Even though the heater is safe from CO, it is well worth the
question if you have any doubt about this stuff. Many a person didn't ask
and had a bad situation on some things.
What set it off was dust burning off, mine always stink for 15 minutes
after a year sitting, put a plastic bag over it when you store it for
the summer. So actualy for a minute it could have put out minimal Co,
but it was just dust burning off.
It was strange. I've had that detector on for two years and never a peep.
This morning I got up and grabbed the remote and aimed it at the TV near the
detector and it went off. My natural gas fireplace WAS causing problems with
soot so turned it off days ago but the detector never went off.
I put my space heater on my fireplace and the detector went off for just a
couple of seconds when I aimed the remote at it.
Is it just a beep/no beep thing, or does it have digital numbers? I like
the digital numbers best because they give a reading even if there's SOME CO
coming out, and it doesn't have to get to high levels to make a beep.
No gasses at your house, but the power plant may produce a lot of them.
Electric is 100% efficient for the user, but rather poorly efficient use of
fuel to make it. That is why electric cars are a joke.
a tenant of mine had their detector go off christmas day years ago. me
police fire department and finally a furnace service guy at holiday
rates :( all on the scene.......
finally traced to the kitchens cooking activities, after all it was
wierdly I had a nice time that day, a fond memory
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