re: what amount of co2 carbon dioxide is reasonable in the home to
4 dec 2004
george e. cawthon wrote:
>you are way too paranoid. so you deal with the carbon monoxide from
>the furnace. now that it is fixed where are you going to get co, so
>why do you have 3 detectors? did you have a detector before the
>furnace was fixed? if not why didn't you die? the fact is that
>deaths due to co are relatively rare in homes and mostly confined to
>people doing very stupid things and the small remainder are due to
>extremely poor maintenance of fuel burning furnaces.
i knew someone on the ground floor of a nyc apt building who died of co.
last year, i woke up at 2 am to my co detector alarm and a headache and
went downstairs and found i had shoveled a few red coals out of the
woodstove and into the ash bucket...
>...most houses leak a minimum of 10 percent volume per day, which
>avoids any co2 build up.
most houses leak a min 10% per hour, but maybe not, on a still day
with equal indoor and outdoor temps. a 60% humidistat or 0.1% co2
detector might turn on a vent fan as needed.
>...there are co2 detectors available at a cost no much greater than
>a co detector.
where? the cheapest i've seen is about $500, vs a $40 co detector.
there may be a cheaper japanese co2 detector in the near future.
>and of course, you could have just bought one co detector and waited
>and go a co and a co2 combined detector for less than the cost of the
>other two co detector you bought. these are becoming more and more
>common in the big box stores...
can you name one? :-)