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Old 10-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Angry Flash, Flash, Flash...

OK, I love lights and all, even have LEDs mounted on the underbelly of the trailer, but the little flashing green LED light on the Carbon Monoxide Alarm mounted on the bedroom wall is driving me bonkers at night...

I'm one of those light sleepers - sounds - light, etc wake me up, or keep me up...

Airstream installed a First Alert model CO350MRVA, which is supposed to me an RV version.

Manual states "The green light flshes at appoximatly 60 second intervals to indicate the alarm is operating..."

I've covered the LED with a sticker, but it still shines thru... I'm assuming the sticker adhesive will not outgass and affect the sensor portion of the alarm...

So, does anyone have any other solutions? Can I replace this model with a non-RV residential model?
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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They ALL Flash!

It's irritating, but they all flash. I live with mine - but I covered the vent with one of those foil insulators so I could sleep in on weekends.

Could you hang something like that in front of the monitor?

I just had a stupid idea... Get some heavy duty aluminum foil, shape it to hang over the top of the monitor and come down in front of the light - with some room for air to circulate. That could block the light IF you make sure it doesn't just reflect it into a disco light.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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I stopped noticing a looooog time ago. You will get use to it. I do notice if they don't flash though.
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I placed my trash can in front of it at night.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:44 AM   #5
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The IntelliWizard monitor is in our bathroom. In daylght the little green blinking light is so soft I have to put my face up to it to see if it is working. BUT at night the bathroom looks like Las Vegas! We are dealng with it.
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A tiny piece of duct tape about 1/4" in diameter covers the light on mine.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #8
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I thought I was NUTS...I would stay up at night looking at the little green flash! Now I find others have the same problem!! All I can add is that after a few nights of no sleep...you get use to it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:09 AM   #9
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A stiff shot of ur favorite vodka/beer before bed cures all..
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #10
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The IntelliWizard monitor is in our bathroom. In daylght the little green blinking light is so soft I have to put my face up to it to see if it is working. BUT at night the bathroom looks like Las Vegas! We are dealng with it.
I take it you'll be installing slot machines and a show room stage in your bathroom?

Show us the layout when you're done, PLEASE!!!!

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Do not cover that light!

We learned the hard way about the importance of that green flashing light. This past weekend when we were using the trailer, we were awoke at 3am by a piercing alarm beep that sounded like a smoke detector alarm. Needless to say in our extreme sleep, we didn't know what was going on.

Long story short, we ended up pulling out all of our manuals and reading up on everything that had an alarm. What we found out was that our Protector alarm for the LP Heater had turned from flashing green to solid yellow indicating a "malfunction". When we found its little manual, it indicated that you have to press the Test button "once a week" in order to ensure proper function of the alarm. Once we followed these directions, the green light came back on and the alarm stopped.

I guess we will need to add doing this Test to our list of To Do's before we start any trips in the trailer!

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We learned the hard way about the importance of that green flashing light. This past weekend when we were using the trailer, we were awoke at 3am by a piercing alarm beep that sounded like a smoke detector alarm. Needless to say in our extreme sleep, we didn't know what was going on.

Long story short, we ended up pulling out all of our manuals and reading up on everything that had an alarm. What we found out was that our Protector alarm for the LP Heater had turned from flashing green to solid yellow indicating a "malfunction". When we found its little manual, it indicated that you have to press the Test button "once a week" in order to ensure proper function of the alarm. Once we followed these directions, the green light came back on and the alarm stopped.

I guess we will need to add doing this Test to our list of To Do's before we start any trips in the trailer!

Kathy
Just to clarify, I assume you mean yhe LP gas detector is what went off in your rig that night, the one that stays near the bottom of the floor for LP gas (heavier than air)...

My issue is the the CO2 detector, mounted on the bedroom wall (of the shower stall), facing the front of the trailer, thereby flashing the bed directly...

I like the cure with alcohol, but for sure I'd get so loaded that I won't hear any alarm go off in an emergency!!

The silly putty or foil solution seems to be viable. Just need to make sure that the silly putty does not outgas at high temp (i.e. storage) and affect / clog the sensor.

I'll play around and see if I can get something worked out. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Simple yet effective.
This reminds me of the story of the NASA quest for an ink pen that would work in zero gravity. They allegedly spent a huge amount of money in development - USSR used a pencil. I have not checked the story on Snopes....
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