How does one go about checking a carbon monoxide alarm to see if it will
sound when carbon monoxide levels are dangerous?
If I placed my alarm on the ground under my cars exhaust when my car is in
idle, would that be an acceptable test?
The instructions on mine mentioned using a candle or a cigarette. The
level won't trigger the alarm but it will display on the readout.
There is actually a warning to properly extinguish the cigrarette
after the test or it might burn you. Duh.
So you don't damage the equipment, I'm guessing you should follow the
directions that came with the detector. I've only noticed that they
require a test button to be be pressed.
tom @ www.NoCostAds.com
They should be good for 5-10 years. I replace mine at five years. Well
actually I do a monkey move up. The oldest one moves to the trash and the
newest on goes right outside the bedrooms with the next newest moving
downstairs. I buy one every five years. I have three years to go.
One has a digital readout. I could bring it down around the furnace -
water heater and I could get a very low reading, but not enough to set it
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