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Old 10-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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CO2 censor going off

I was out this weekend in cooler weather (Iowa) camping and had the CO2 detector go off repeatedly during the evenings. It did not go off during the day, but at night after midnight both nights it would go off.

I reset it each time and made sure that the family was OK as everyone was up from the alarm. Has anyone had this happen in the past?
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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Mine will sometimes just start doing a beep every few seconds. It has never gone into a very loud steady alarm mode.

I assume you was using your furnace when your alarm went off???

I think the occasional beep is an low voltage 'battery' alarm...

I too hate to hear any noise coming from the detector as you never really know if it for real or not...

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Was this the first time you used your furnace?
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Was the furnace running at all? When new there's some kind of coating that has to burn off that will trigger the smoke alarm. If your furnace is older perhaps there is a leak in the heat exchanger and you are getting CO inside.
Are you sure it was the CO alarm and not the propane alarm or even the smoke detector?
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I've discovered over the last few weeks that methane gas will set off the alarm, too. Mine is located right outside the bathroom door which I never close (since it's just me and the dog). It's gone off three times while using the toilet . . . I guess you guys/gals can take it from there.

I now open the vent & turn on the fan, and it hasn't gone off in a week.
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Wow Brownie! What are you eating?!
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I've discovered over the last few weeks that methane gas will set off the alarm, too. Mine is located right outside the bathroom door which I never close (since it's just me and the dog). It's gone off three times while using the toilet . . . I guess you guys/gals can take it from there.

I now open the vent & turn on the fan, and it hasn't gone off in a week.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:11 PM   #8
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I went in to the trailer today, and my smoke alarm started going off (not low battery chirp) and wouldn't stop. I finally had to take it off the ceiling into the house and took the battery out, put it back in and it still went off a couple of times. It's settled down now but, geez what's with these things?
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #9
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Yes, had the thing sounding off with a steady tone. Greyhawk is a year old. Furnace has been used a lot. Could not stop it, so I unscrewed it and cut the wire. Dealer will install a new CO detector.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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I have used my furnace alot as well. What is strange is we have used it in colder weather and it did not go off. I guess I will take it to the dealer and have everything checked out. I don't want to take a chance with it.
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