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Old 03-28-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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Carbon monoxide??

I noticed in my new 2004 ccd that it has a LP gas, and smoke dector.
My question is why don't all units have a carbon monoxide dector??
If a flue were blocked, or leak happened coulden't it cause a dangerious

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Old 03-28-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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I believe the 2005 models now come with a carbon monoxide dector as standard equipment. Should have been this way for years.

I purchased an Atwood for my unit.

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Originally Posted by Porky Pig
I purchased an Atwood for my unit.
And it does work, i found an exhaust leak in the water heater flue that I wouldn't have known about until I woke up dead one morning.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Woke up dead?!#%

thanks for the information! woke up dead??? Sounds like me everyday!!
I guess I will head out today to purchase a good one! I appreciate all the
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Great Do-it-yourself project..

We did analysis similar to Terry and concluded that modest cost of CO Detector and battery replacements was worth the effort... We bought unit and installed in addition to the other detectors, and sleep better now..

Can get a little chirpy when cooking or batteries start to fail, but it's better than the "waking up dead.." thing!

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p.s. Using same Risk/Reward theory, we also added second Halon Fire Extinguisher in rear bedroom, in additoin to unit by door in front...

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Did you know...

The Carbon Monoxide detectors expire....

I think mine says on it that it expires 36 months from date of purchase and needs to be replaced.

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I read somewhere that you should beware of the household-rated Carbon Monoxice detectors. Apparently the rock and roll motion, or other RV peculiarities, render them non-effective. I know that the cost for an RV or Marine-rated detector is much higher. It sure would be great if someone could chime in and let us know if we're getting ripped off - or if the higher price is justified???

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Ditto what Pork said. I did the same thing and it works great.

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