"If you have a microwave oven in the same approximate area - repeat some of the tests with the microwave (using covered microwave save pans) I think you see numbers that are in the same range.
I suspect you could see some of the…"
"OK, I did five trials of approximately the same set-up. Each time the onions were ready and taken off the burner (or squelched with canned tomatoes) 8 minutes following the start of heating. Initial Dylos total readings ranged from 72 to 281. Peak…"
"You're preachin' to the choir. We had several in-depth discussions on this topic here, here, here, and here. Unfortunately, CO-Experts detector is no longer manufactured. I believe the ProTech 8505 is still available (see this site)."
"They do meet UL standards, different UL standards, but not for alarm systems that call fire departments.
The CO detectors that are commonly used - are last ditch before people die alarms. The save lives, but do not…"
"It's amazing to see how much junk are in some types of ducts. I doubt anyone except the original owners would every think of checking and cleaning out the duct. Many would not understand what its for - and worse someone else may see…"
"There are more sensitive CO detectors on the market but, unfortunately, their very sensitivity makes it impossible to meet UL standards. The revised Canadian CO sensor standard, CSA 6.19, has a section for sensitive alarms. I am not sure if any…"
"CO isn't adsorbed by activated charcoal filters. There are other compounds that result while cooking - even on electric stoves - and I don't know anyone that has done extensive testing of food groups and which emissions are…"
"This is an old query that you had made six months ago, but it is worth commenting on that second to the last paragraph.
"The gradual disappearance of natural draft appliances (those with chimneys) and the availability of consumer carbon…"
"It's possible that the location that you've setup the Dylos will not be actually capture an "accurate" particulate count. Bear with me a moment. Since you mentioned multiple different configurations (outside…"
Most of the research we did on combustion spillage (including surveys) was undertaken in the 1980s. Retrieval of those reports (even ASHRAE papers) is not easily done through Google or other general sources. The corporation I worked for,…"
"@Brennan, design conditions used by ACCA Manuals J & N and various other design procedures are taken from tabular data published and updated regularly in ASHRAE's Fundamentals Handbook. Chapter 14 (2017 ed.), which contains the tabular…"
I am working on an IAQ program for existing homes with the EPA and wondered if I could get you to take a look at a short section on combustion safety. I think it's covered, but I would welcome your input.
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