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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, June 9, 2011
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This review is from: Kidde KN-COPP-B-LPM Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display (Tools & Home Improvement)
I bought this alarm because the description said you could use it on a table top. I wanted to put Carbon Monoxide alarm in the basement near the water heater and furnace but didn't want to go to the trouble of mounting it on a cement wall. This worked great! I just set it on the shelf in the laundry room. Bonus, I can still read the digital display because the screen is big. I have the previous version of this which was round and i think the part number was KN-COPP-B. I kept the box so I could order another one but was happy to find out that they updated it and made it free standing.
I highly recommend this product, and Amazon shipped it in a day. I bought it and the next day I had it in my house working.
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Initial post: Jun 13, 2011 1:07:59 PM PDT
Tech Ninja says:
The manual says: * Do not install in kitchens, garages or furnace rooms that may expose
the sensor to substances that could damage or contaminate it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 3:54:06 PM PST
karloe says:
A basement with a furnace and water heater in it is not a "furnace room," which is a room that pretty much has only a furnace in it.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 10:29:19 AM PST
CO2 is lighter than air. Our HVAC service provider said these must be installed in the upper floors, rather than the basement, because that is where CO2 will collect (and be detected) first.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 8:28:39 PM PST
This is a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, CO2 is carbon dioxide. These are two different gases and while they are both odorless and colorless, it is CO you need to worry most about which is what this item detects. The carbon dioxide molecule has two atoms of oxygen and one atom of carbon -this is what your body breathes out after taking in oxygen and is emitted during clean combustion of natural gas along with water (H2O). Carbon Monoxide gets emitted primarily most often as a malfunctioning or inefficient burning process -- which is why this device should only go off when a furnace or stove malfunctions or the space is too small or too airtight.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 10:58:30 AM PST
To add to that... CO is lighter than air, it also is usually dispersed with warm air - furnace, exhaust - so mounting these higher rather than lower is advisable.

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 10:22:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2012 10:26:52 AM PDT
We advise to follow the instructions in the box. Also to purchase one for each floor of your home. I put mine at the same level as my bed and near enough so I can hear it easily.
If you want a CO Dectector for a "Furnace Closet", Attic or basement there are ones made for those applications.(Security Alarm Companies install them all the time.)
CO (Carbon Monoxide) exposure = sickness then death within hour(s) depending on level
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) exposure = depending on the level your body "absorbs"(or has) can kill you....people with respiratory problems can be affected quickly but most of the rest of us just die slowly from it over the years from pollution. A CO2 meter and/or detector can range from $150 to thousands......

This Kiddie CO meter will meet most persons needs....................and don't forget to get/have working smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher. Be safe.

Kiddie is owned by United Technologies the parent company of Carrier Corporation. Carrier uses Kiddie products marketed under the Carrier Name.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 1:31:32 PM PDT
ps6155 says:
This purchaser didn't take the time to read the section 2 of the manual, which says NOT to mount it in the basement.

If it's the only detector in the house, people on the upper levels could have CO poisoning before this mis-installed detector sounds off. If there are detectors on other floors, this one is redundant.
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