This isn’t a subject I had intended to be studying but I have found it rather interesting.
Vince had hoped that pulling that lint/dust screen off the water heater, cleaning it and replacing it would solve our problems. We felt confident! Then, he took his shower and he takes a fairly quick shower. The alarm went off and the numbers were up to near 800 almost instantly. Our problem is not fixed!
Here’s a chart that shows the level of PPM and what can happen.
Even with the numbers going that high on the CO detector next to the water heater, the detector in the hallway between the two extra bedrooms stayed at zero so we’re confident we’ll be fine sleeping on that side of the house instead of the master bedroom, which is the CO hot spot right now. We made it through last night. Hopefully just two more nights to go before we can get a plumber out here.
Once we open the closet window and put a fan outside to suck that air out, it takes about 35 minutes for the alarm to stop sounding. At least we know it works well and would wake us up.
Vince said he would never have been concerned about having a CO detector because he just never felt like it would be an issue but I insisted. You’re welcome, Vince! 🙂