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    CO detector anyone?

    What are most of you guys using for a handheld CO detector. I no longer trust my older fieldpiece one. I have looked at fieldpiece, Kline, and the UEi one. UEi model CO71A is the one I’m leaning toward. Any suggestions


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    For pin pointing a source, or for personal monitor use?


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    CO detector anyone?

    Pin pointing a source. It should show even small amounts of CO. The Kline started at 30,000 ppm, I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTech2010 View Post
    Pin pointing a source. It should show even small amounts of CO. The Kline started at 30,000 ppm, I think.


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    I generally use a combustion analyzer for pin pointing a source. Its fool proof, and sensors can be replaced. Testo, Bacharach, and others make entry level models for a reasonable price.

    30,000ppm is way to high.

    You need to read in 1ppm resolution.


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    This would fit the bill nicely




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    Testo 330-2

    https://www.trutechtools.com/400563-...SABEgIJF_D_BwE

    And

    Sensorcon for personal safety

    https://sensorcon-sensing-products-b...CABEgLTRPD_BwE


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    If you dont already have one, I would also recommend have a personal CO monitor.

    Keep it on your tool bag, or attach to your shirt pocket to protect yourself when your least expecting CO to be present.

    Something like this - there are many other available aswell. This one is a lower cost model, but displays in 5ppm increments, starts vibrating and alarming at 35 ppm and more alarms at 200 ppm - to let you know your in danger.





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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    Testo 330-2

    https://www.trutechtools.com/400563-...SABEgIJF_D_BwE

    And

    Sensorcon for personal safety

    https://sensorcon-sensing-products-b...CABEgLTRPD_BwE


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    That sensorcon would actually be a great solution for both personal safety and use as a pinpoint tool, as it has a hand pump option.


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    Yup. You guys are right. Upgrade time. Thank you all for your time. I like the idea of both. I didn’t even know about the personal alarm.


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    For combustion analysis I use the testo 310, and in the case I carry a NCI CO detector. It alarms at 5 ppm, and works well. Had an acetylene tank with a leaky regulator set it off in the van about 2 months ago while driving down interstate. It’s ear piercing in a metal van, let me tell you. But it works.

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    Do not buy an Intech without a magnetic boot or carrying case ($612)!!

    The Sensorcom is calibratable and can last longer than anyone else. It also has a replaceable battery. The rest are usually throwaways after 2 years.


    The NSI goes off at 15 ppm but starts reading at 5 ppm


    Anyone not using a combustion analyzer to test furnaces, water heaters, boilers, ovens, gas logs etc., is jeopardizing their customer's safety!!
    captain CO

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    I'll provide another vote for Sensorcon. They have multiple models (I personally spent the extra money and got the programmable version), you can get just the meter, or the kit with the hand pump and carrying case.

    It lasts a long time, has a replaceable battery, and when the sensor expires, you send it in to Sensorcon for a fee (significantly less expensive than a new meter), and they have always sent me a new meter. Customer service has been excellent as well.

    Everyone of us needs to have a personal safety alarm. Ive been in multiple locations that had unknown CO in them, and the first time I found out the hard way. Always made sure I'm protected after that.

    Get the Sensorcon kit first, protect yourself and your clients, and then get an analyzer as your budget allows.

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    I have the inficon co detector

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