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Carbon Monoxide Alarm £5.73 @ Lloyds Pharmacy
Carbon Monoxide Alarm £5.73 @ Lloyds Pharmacy

Carbon Monoxide Alarm £5.73 @ Lloyds Pharmacy

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Reduced from £14.99 which wasn't a bad price to start with.

BRK Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Carbon Monoxide is the Silent Killer you can’t see, taste, feel or smell it. It can kill you before you are aware it is in your home.

Get an early warning Carbon Monoxide alarm.

• Easy to install
• Loud 85dB alarm
• Test/silence button
• 9V battery and fixings included
• UL approved

Extreme exposure to Carbon Monoxide can lead to unconsciousness, brain damage and ultimately death. People with respiratory or cardiac problems, infants, unborn babies, pregnant mothers or elderly people can be more quickly and severely affected by Carbon Monoxide.

Potential sources of Carbon Monoxide:

• Clogged Chimneys
• Wood or Gas Fireplaces
• Wood Burning Stoves
• Gas or Oil Boilers
• Gas Appliances
• Portable Gas or Paraffin Heaters

20 Comments

Great price for an essential item.

Great deal - shame the postage is nearly as much as the product.

Is this available in store anyone know?

just ordered 2 but delivery only, so 2 x £5.73 +£3.95 delivery = £15.41usual price is £14.99 each, so great find

morpheus

Great deal - shame the postage is nearly as much as the product.Is this … Great deal - shame the postage is nearly as much as the product.Is this available in store anyone know?



rang local shop and no-one knew about it at this price,she said £14.99,hope this helps

Good find, but headline price should have postage included. Free for more than £40

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Edited by: "chris197" 1st Oct 2010

so cheap for a potential life saver.
very good deal, if you dont have one already i urge you all to get one.

yubious

so cheap for a potential life saver.very good deal, if you dont have one … so cheap for a potential life saver.very good deal, if you dont have one already i urge you all to get one.



including those of us with room sealed combi's ?

8% quidco bargain and a must really

Co often gets overplayed but good price for the item if you wishto install one.

There are around 50 deaths a year in UK from accidental CO poisoning so lets keep it in perspective (and yes I do have one)

had one of these which lasted about 8 months before started beeping cause of flat battery,put new one in duracell then lasted about 2 weeks before started beeping indicating a faulty sensor so took it back and got it changed for a new one and this one did exactlly the same,lasted till battery went flat then when put new battery in then this one did the same as the first one i got
Edited by: "marsh5000" 1st Oct 2010

Banned

marsh5000

had one of these which lasted about 8 months before started beeping cause … had one of these which lasted about 8 months before started beeping cause of flat battery,put new one in duracell then lasted about 2 weeks before started beeping indicating a faulty sensor so took it back and got it changed for a new one and this one did exactlly the same,lasted till battery went flat then when put new battery in then this one did the same as the first one i got



I bought a similar looking one off Ebay by Eurosonic and the battery lasted a matter of weeks. It also emitted a flash of light every minute like a camera going off - bit annoying outside your bedroom door in the middle of the night. Changed to a better battery than the one supplied and coloured the light sensor in black marker pen so seems ok now. Can understand the light going off if the alarm was triggered but every minute or so? Weird. If people buy this one let me have a review!

cheaper at Aldi this weekend

oilit

cheaper at Aldi this weekend



£17.99 at aldi ????????

Buy them.

Use them.

Never ever rely on these devices.

I think the model number is CO250B. User manual here:
brkelectronics.com/pro…50B

CO detectors have a limited lifetime, this model is designed to indicate end of life after about 5 years.
Edited by: "Daves_Deals" 1st Oct 2010

We had one of these, it started going off one day and we had an engineer out to the rayburn, he found a plate had slipped inside and the fumes were going into the oven so i was very glad we had this

I have had carbon monoxide poisoning and it was an absolutely terrifying experience - I will never forget it and I urge everyone to buy one of these alarms they are a good price even with the postage costs after all how much is your life worth?

Original Poster

My partner had carbon monoxide poisoning.
The doctor couldn't tell what was wrong and every night she was using the fire that continued to poison her. She felt really ill, even damaging her car because of it.
Fortunately, a chance remark by someone alerted her to the possibility of what it was, the gas fire was checked out and confirmed as the cause.
The 'qualified' installer was very obstructive but in the end paid compensation after being taken to court.
Don't just think about it, get a detector, it could be the last thing you never do!

But, after all is said and done, these are not a reliable solution, they are merely an added precaution above and beyond regular servicing and testing by skilled professionals who have very sensitive equipment and the knowledge of how to interpret it. That is because CO is not a simple thing to detect. Combustion is a simpler thing, more or less on/off.. and smoke rises, so you site the detector in the ceiling.. job done. CO on the other hand follows air currents and does not diffuse into the room.. so where do you place the meter? That in itself makes a massive difference, and it's not necessarily true that there is one "correct" position. [Note that iIn America the building standard requires MULTIPLE detectors, at floor level, or positioned with reference to airflow.] Then think that the detector has to replicate the human body ability to absorb CO over time. It's not on/off, it's not "so many parts per million", it's a time based function. In short, a gas appliance could produce letha doses that a detector does not respond to, or it may give a false position because its wrongly positioned etc. Do not rely on these.
Edited by: "JamesSmith" 3rd Oct 2010

Some additional comments from Peter Parry on usenet some very sage advice :

>> None of them are terribly reliable and they all degrade quickly (and
>> without any indication) over time so they soon create a false sense
>> of security. I certainly wouldn't use one as a means of protection.
>> Learning the simple to spot and easily visible danger signs and
>> understanding the type of gas burning device you have is both cheaper
>> and far more effective.

>Generally agree but I suspect it's not always so easy if it's not your
>boiler. What if it's behind a locked service door?

If you are talking about temporary rented or hotel accommodation then
you have a point - and the colour change cards are the best
precaution as they will change colour relatively quickly and have a
very limited life so use for one visit and throw away at the end.
Carrying an electronic alarm isn't as convenient.

In permanent accommodation even if the heater was inaccessible for
some reason (a common heater shared between flats and in a room only
the landlord had access to) eyesight is still better than gadgets.

Firstly, in such an installation there should be complete isolation
between the boiler room and the rest of the building. There should
be no way for any combustion products to get from the boiler area to
the living area. If there isn't such isolation a call to either BG or
Transco will get the installation shut down immediately no matter who
owns it.

Secondly, gas boilers don't suddenly fail and start churning out CO,
they tend to degrade fairly slowly. The problems of incomplete
combustion leave very obvious signs such as soot marks and
orange/yellow flames in the burner. Spotting these is far more
reliable than putting your faith in a box on the wall.

Carbon monoxide can result from burning all fossil fuels – not just
gas fires and boilers but the latter are the greater risk. If you are
having a gas boiler fitted or replaced use only room sealed units -
ones which draw all their combustion air from outside and vent
everything outside. Even if these malfunction they pose no risk to
the house occupants. Prevention is much more useful than detection.

The problem with CO detectors is that they are not very good at their
job and also have to be positioned carefully. Unlike smoke detectors
which are now very reliable and consistent in performance CO
detectors are quite delicate.

They are affected by moisture and the best place for them is on the
wall outside bedrooms about 5-6ft from the floor. Most however are
found in kitchens near the boiler where their useful life will be
very limited.

They can also be degraded by a number of household cleaners. When
the sensor fails it isn't easy to tell and it is far too easy to get
lured into a false sense of security. The "self test" button does
_not_ test the sensor is working.

Carbon monoxide detectors are set to sound an alarm before the
exposure to carbon monoxide would present a hazard to a healthy
adult. The European standard requires that, when new, at 30ppm CO,
the alarm must not activate for at least 120 minutes. At 50ppm CO,
the alarm must not activate before 60 minutes but must activate
before 90 minutes. At 100ppm CO, the alarm must not activate before
10 minutes but must activate before 40 minutes and at 300ppm CO, the
alarm must activate within 3 minutes.

Over time their sensitivity falls. The patch type have a useful life
of about 3-6 months and battery or mains powered ones can be relied
upon for about two years in a good environment.

If you are living in dubious rented accommodation they make sense,
but change them every two years. If it's your own house you are
better off checking appliances periodically, using room sealed
boilers and simply keeping your eyes open.

To test ones with a display hold a lit cigarette a few inches below
the sensor (or smoldering twig or incense stick). It shouldn't
usually alarm but you should get an indicator reading after a time.

--
Peter Parry.
wpp.ltd.uk/
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