Erik_
Yeah it's probably what ever is used to sense the CO...
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:58pm
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that expires so it stops working. That makes sense in that regard. Or maybe it's based on average life span? Like, some may work for 15 years but most fail between 6-10?


    • Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that - Puckdropper, Tue Oct 12 2021 4:47am
      I guess their sensor is only good for 7 years or so, but it's annoying to have to replace them. Good thing they're competitive market goods so the price is reasonable. Some European countries have interesting "after sale" policies to prevent such nonsense. It's things like parts have to be made... more
      • Yeah it's probably what ever is used to sense the CO...- Erik_, Mon Oct 18 2021 2:58pm
        • I think it's something like the item decays when exposed to - Puckdropper, Sun Oct 24 2021 4:29am
          air, so after 7 years the CO detector just won't work. I'm sure the manufacturers don't mind. Why develop something better if they have a guaranteed revenue stream? (They're also required by law in many places and if you've got gas appliances and don't have them you NEED to get one. Seriously.... more
          • Here in NY I believe we're suppose to have both... - Erik_, Mon Nov 01 2021 2:27am
            by law. Smoke detectors and CO detectors. When we bought our house like 6+ years ago the previous owner was like "I didn't have time to install these, but here's a box with a bunch of detectors to install". We agreed to them and some how having the detectors available in the box like that was ... more
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