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  1. #1
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    New CO meter , most affordable ever

    http://www.amazon.com/First-Alert-CO...xp_grid_pt_1_0

    Just put batteries in one of the First Alert detectors and you have a meter........

    would it work ??

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    Try it n test it against your bacharach
    Which makes more sense to you?
    CONSERVATION - turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10%
    ENERGY EFFICIENCY - leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%

    DO THE NUMBERS! Step on a HOMESCALE.
    What is comfort? Well, it AIN'T just TEMPERATURE!

    Energy Obese? An audit is the next step - go to BPI.org, or RESNET, and find an auditor near you.

  3. #3
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    As good as this harbor fright meter, good for 480 volt BTW.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-funct...ter-98025.html

    But... would you bet your life on it? Not me.
    JLB,

  4. #4
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    Is the sensorcon unit that others have used a good detector?

  5. #5
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    29.95..... well maybe..... i dont trust those things.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post
    As good as this harbor fright meter, good for 480 volt BTW.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-funct...ter-98025.html

    But... would you bet your life on it? Not me.
    says 750 at that link

    This is in the manual

    "Do not test voltage on circuits higher than 750 volts AC or 1000 volts DC. This type of testing should only be done by a qualified electrician."
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post

    But... would you bet your life on it? Not me.

    What is this place coming to?

    Another way to put it would be....


    Would you bet your customers life on it and your career?
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.


    Two pressures, four temperatures = SUCCESS!


    Boulder Heating Contractor


    For Consumers:

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  8. #8
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    Notice they have used ones on sale. Those are from people whose family returned them after they died from CO.
    captain CO

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    Come on! what you gonna do plug it into an exstension cord and walk around the house with it??

    Stupid it's your life

  10. #10
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    hey Jim. good to see you.

    Check out the other current CO thread in the pro's pub.
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.


    Two pressures, four temperatures = SUCCESS!


    Boulder Heating Contractor


    For Consumers:

    For HVACR Professionals:


  11. #11
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    My new Fieldpiece SCM3 should be in tomorrow. But everyone should have a low level CO detector in their home. Could save a life.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber View Post
    My new Fieldpiece SCM3 should be in tomorrow. But everyone should have a low level CO detector in their home. Could save a life.

    Thanks
    I just opened my SCM3 today to accomplish my SOX3.
    I'm having an issue with the reaction time. A video on youtube shows a very decent reaction time. Contrary to mine, it took almost five minutes to reach 95 ppm with the coffee cup test, and 45 minutes to come down to acceptable levels.
    At this point I am very disappointed!
    Maybe Russ can chime in

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    Is the sensorcon unit that others have used a good detector?
    We bought a dozen of the Sensorcons a month or so ago, and they are fantastic. One of our guys had a situation after 6 days od having his that potentially saved his life.

    In fact, they are so good that NCI has contracted with Sensorcon to make modified CO alarms to Jim Davis standards for NCI to sell.
    Hi, my name is Glenn, and I'm a Toolaholic!

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