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They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks

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Ya, take it in the garage (with the doors open) and start your push mower.
It should go off pretty quick. Those small engines really put it out..

steve


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They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks



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They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector

http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...Ft0A;_ylu=X3oD
MTBhNjRqazhxBHNlYwNzZWFyY2g-?p=%22smoke+check%22+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks



CO test gas...

http://tinyurl.com/2du2pe


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elements of a smoke detector


I have been a proponent for years of NEVER EVER buying CO detectors that are
not the digital variety. Those who give you the current or past levels of
CO in a digital format. If it's a beep/no beep type and the danger zone is
400 (pick a number), and you only get to 399, it doesn't go off. I like to
know if there's CO present at all, and if it is just a little, or
approaching the beep level.

Just MHO, YMMV.

Steve


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They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks


Johnstone Supply sells a aerosol to test detectors.

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Energy Equalizers Inc.
Houston, Texas
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On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:40:04 -0500, "Steve Barker LT"
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Ya, take it in the garage (with the doors open) and start your push mower.
It should go off pretty quick. Those small engines really put it out..

steve


I forget what brand I have -- I can check -- but when I called them
with a question I asked about putting it near the furnace to check if
it was working and the woman on the phone said not to, that it would
overload and ruin the sensor, I think.


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They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks



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wrote:
They have a convenient spray that allows you to test the sensor
elements of a smoke detector
http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_yl...Ft0A;_ylu=X3oD
MTBhNjRqazhxBHNlYwNzZWFyY2g-?p=%22smoke+check%22+detector&did=

(most alarms have no way to test the sensors when you press the test
button)

Is there a similar aerosol or method of thoroughly testing a CO
detector?
I couldn't find anything from a web search

Thanks


Johnstone Supply sells a aerosol to test detectors.


I doubt that a CO detector owner would be a smoker, but would a puff of
cigarette smoke blown at a detector set it off?
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On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:40:04 -0500, "Steve Barker LT"
wrote:

Ya, take it in the garage (with the doors open) and start your push

mower.
It should go off pretty quick. Those small engines really put it out..

steve


I forget what brand I have -- I can check -- but when I called them
with a question I asked about putting it near the furnace to check if
it was working and the woman on the phone said not to, that it would
overload and ruin the sensor, I think.



What a Bimbo... she must have thought you were going to stick it in the flu.
LOL


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I forget what brand I have -- I can check -- but when I called them
with a question I asked about putting it near the furnace to check if
it was working and the woman on the phone said not to, that it would
overload and ruin the sensor, I think.


If that were true, I think you'd have an urgent need to repair the
furnace.

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You want to buy some INCENSE and light a piece. Put it in your stove's
oven along with your detector.

(DON'T turn the oven on - DUH!)

A digital meter should definitely reflect a substantial peak after a few
minutes.

I'm not sure whether a "go-no-go" detector would trip but I suspect it
would.

If you can't find incense, put a few lite cigaretes in.





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You want to buy some INCENSE and light a piece. Put it in your stove's
oven along with your detector.


(DON'T turn the oven on - DUH!)


A digital meter should definitely reflect a substantial peak after a few
minutes.


I'm not sure whether a "go-no-go" detector would trip but I suspect it
would.


If you can't find incense, put a few lite cigaretes in.


Grin, find a friend who smokes and have them blow smoke at it. Should go
off pretty quick. Then you wont have a oven smell to deal with.


What, you don't like your mac-n-cheese to smell like patchouli?

nate

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"John Gilmer" wrote in message ..
You want to buy some INCENSE and light a piece. Put it in your stove's
oven along with your detector.

(DON'T turn the oven on - DUH!)

A digital meter should definitely reflect a substantial peak after a few
minutes.

I'm not sure whether a "go-no-go" detector would trip but I suspect it
would.

If you can't find incense, put a few lite cigaretes in.


Grin, find a friend who smokes and have them blow smoke at it. Should go
off pretty quick. Then you wont have a oven smell to deal with.


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On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:40:04 -0500, "Steve Barker LT"
wrote:

Ya, take it in the garage (with the doors open) and start your push

mower.
It should go off pretty quick. Those small engines really put it out..

steve

I forget what brand I have -- I can check -- but when I called them
with a question I asked about putting it near the furnace to check if
it was working and the woman on the phone said not to, that it would
overload and ruin the sensor, I think.



What a Bimbo... she must have thought you were going to stick it in the flu.
LOL


Don't underestimate the ingenuity of people. I once watched someone
stick a very sensitive CO meter probe into the exhaust pipe of a car to
"test it" even after he was told it would destroy it because the CO
concentration was probably 1,000 times the design range of the unit.


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I have an entryway right near where I back my car in (no garage). I
just plug in one of the CO detectors in the entryway and run the car for
a few minutes. I get a readout very quickly.


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In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')


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