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Dayton Eckerson
10-16-2003, 01:10 PM
Any recommendations on which one to buy??? Waste marine sells units between $65 and $100. Home Despot sells them for less than half that, I'm told. What do you get for the extra $$ besides a picture of a boat on the package?

Dayton Eckerson
10-16-2003, 01:10 PM
Any recommendations on which one to buy??? Waste marine sells units between $65 and $100. Home Despot sells them for less than half that, I'm told. What do you get for the extra $$ besides a picture of a boat on the package?

Dayton Eckerson
10-16-2003, 01:10 PM
Any recommendations on which one to buy??? Waste marine sells units between $65 and $100. Home Despot sells them for less than half that, I'm told. What do you get for the extra $$ besides a picture of a boat on the package?

Popeye
10-16-2003, 01:16 PM
what is the detection limit on each unit?

Popeye
10-16-2003, 01:16 PM
what is the detection limit on each unit?

Popeye
10-16-2003, 01:16 PM
what is the detection limit on each unit?

Meerkat
10-16-2003, 02:15 PM
A marine unit may/should have better protection against salt corrosion.

Meerkat
10-16-2003, 02:15 PM
A marine unit may/should have better protection against salt corrosion.

Meerkat
10-16-2003, 02:15 PM
A marine unit may/should have better protection against salt corrosion.

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 12:00 AM
Practical Sailor had a review a couple of years ago and found it difficult to anything in the marine trade that didnot cost alot. I think the option atthe time was to buy residental and replace as needed. Also check the RV market place.

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 12:00 AM
Practical Sailor had a review a couple of years ago and found it difficult to anything in the marine trade that didnot cost alot. I think the option atthe time was to buy residental and replace as needed. Also check the RV market place.

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 12:00 AM
Practical Sailor had a review a couple of years ago and found it difficult to anything in the marine trade that didnot cost alot. I think the option atthe time was to buy residental and replace as needed. Also check the RV market place.

capt jake
10-19-2003, 10:38 AM
Any recommendations on which one to buy Tough question to answer as the technology is finally improving on these devices. Get one with a digital read out as well as teh alarm function. this way you can visually see a trand that may be occuring before the alarm sounds; giving you time to resolve the problem.
Some tend to sound at different levels of CO.
There does not seem to be any recognized standard alarm level (last time I researched this). 30-50ppm seems to be the recognized level(s). Remember that CO is nearly the same weight as straight air, so you do not need to place them high (as in a smoke dectector) or low (as in a propane detector). Place them where you can easily view it to see that read ou! smile.gif

Good luck!! smile.gif

capt jake
10-19-2003, 10:38 AM
Any recommendations on which one to buy Tough question to answer as the technology is finally improving on these devices. Get one with a digital read out as well as teh alarm function. this way you can visually see a trand that may be occuring before the alarm sounds; giving you time to resolve the problem.
Some tend to sound at different levels of CO.
There does not seem to be any recognized standard alarm level (last time I researched this). 30-50ppm seems to be the recognized level(s). Remember that CO is nearly the same weight as straight air, so you do not need to place them high (as in a smoke dectector) or low (as in a propane detector). Place them where you can easily view it to see that read ou! smile.gif

Good luck!! smile.gif

capt jake
10-19-2003, 10:38 AM
Any recommendations on which one to buy Tough question to answer as the technology is finally improving on these devices. Get one with a digital read out as well as teh alarm function. this way you can visually see a trand that may be occuring before the alarm sounds; giving you time to resolve the problem.
Some tend to sound at different levels of CO.
There does not seem to be any recognized standard alarm level (last time I researched this). 30-50ppm seems to be the recognized level(s). Remember that CO is nearly the same weight as straight air, so you do not need to place them high (as in a smoke dectector) or low (as in a propane detector). Place them where you can easily view it to see that read ou! smile.gif

Good luck!! smile.gif

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 11:05 PM
Found in my Practical Sailor archives, July 1,2002 Vol 28 #13, CO2 Detecters; they like Fireboy/Xintex, but if you are more cautious, get a MTI. Non-marine units were good too, and they liked Kidde Nighthawk best. They have not updated their evaluation since. Ion

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 11:05 PM
Found in my Practical Sailor archives, July 1,2002 Vol 28 #13, CO2 Detecters; they like Fireboy/Xintex, but if you are more cautious, get a MTI. Non-marine units were good too, and they liked Kidde Nighthawk best. They have not updated their evaluation since. Ion

ion barnes
10-19-2003, 11:05 PM
Found in my Practical Sailor archives, July 1,2002 Vol 28 #13, CO2 Detecters; they like Fireboy/Xintex, but if you are more cautious, get a MTI. Non-marine units were good too, and they liked Kidde Nighthawk best. They have not updated their evaluation since. Ion

Dayton Eckerson
10-20-2003, 05:36 PM
Thanks everyone for the information. Cap'n Jake: I agree with your advice that a digital readout is very good to have. Neither model carried by West (Xintex CMD-3M & Marine Technologies Safe-T-Alert) seems to have this feature however. Maybe the way to go is to get the non-marine model with the readout with the expectation that you will be replacing it every few years. (I'm assuming that one can always tell when you have a malfunctioning unit; if this assumption is not correct, my logic is flawed). OTOH, given the grave consequences of getting a false negative here, I'm quickly coming around to the view that having some redundancy is pretty important, so I may get one of each before I try sleeping with my diesel/kerosene heater burning. The Pardys almost did themselves in this way a few years ago.
Ionbarnes: Is the "MTI" you refer to a Marine Technologies model? Regarding the Kidde Nighthawk, I seem to recall reading that the CPSC has issued a recall on this model.

Dayton Eckerson
10-20-2003, 05:36 PM
Thanks everyone for the information. Cap'n Jake: I agree with your advice that a digital readout is very good to have. Neither model carried by West (Xintex CMD-3M & Marine Technologies Safe-T-Alert) seems to have this feature however. Maybe the way to go is to get the non-marine model with the readout with the expectation that you will be replacing it every few years. (I'm assuming that one can always tell when you have a malfunctioning unit; if this assumption is not correct, my logic is flawed). OTOH, given the grave consequences of getting a false negative here, I'm quickly coming around to the view that having some redundancy is pretty important, so I may get one of each before I try sleeping with my diesel/kerosene heater burning. The Pardys almost did themselves in this way a few years ago.
Ionbarnes: Is the "MTI" you refer to a Marine Technologies model? Regarding the Kidde Nighthawk, I seem to recall reading that the CPSC has issued a recall on this model.

Dayton Eckerson
10-20-2003, 05:36 PM
Thanks everyone for the information. Cap'n Jake: I agree with your advice that a digital readout is very good to have. Neither model carried by West (Xintex CMD-3M & Marine Technologies Safe-T-Alert) seems to have this feature however. Maybe the way to go is to get the non-marine model with the readout with the expectation that you will be replacing it every few years. (I'm assuming that one can always tell when you have a malfunctioning unit; if this assumption is not correct, my logic is flawed). OTOH, given the grave consequences of getting a false negative here, I'm quickly coming around to the view that having some redundancy is pretty important, so I may get one of each before I try sleeping with my diesel/kerosene heater burning. The Pardys almost did themselves in this way a few years ago.
Ionbarnes: Is the "MTI" you refer to a Marine Technologies model? Regarding the Kidde Nighthawk, I seem to recall reading that the CPSC has issued a recall on this model.

capt jake
10-20-2003, 09:33 PM
Nighthawk used to be a separate brand, it was bought out by Kidde. They used to be rated very good, but you are right, they have had problems recently.
When I get back to work, I will quiz out the Pub-Ed unit and see what is recommended these days.

take care!!

capt jake
10-20-2003, 09:33 PM
Nighthawk used to be a separate brand, it was bought out by Kidde. They used to be rated very good, but you are right, they have had problems recently.
When I get back to work, I will quiz out the Pub-Ed unit and see what is recommended these days.

take care!!

capt jake
10-20-2003, 09:33 PM
Nighthawk used to be a separate brand, it was bought out by Kidde. They used to be rated very good, but you are right, they have had problems recently.
When I get back to work, I will quiz out the Pub-Ed unit and see what is recommended these days.

take care!!