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    • ktate
    • By ktate 22nd Jun 18, 2:46 PM
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    carbon monoxide 22nd Jun 18 at 2:46 PM
    dose anyone know where best to get a carbon monoxide monitor and or smoke alarm from many thanks kt
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    • fwor
    • By fwor 22nd Jun 18, 3:34 PM
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    It's a subject that's been in the news very recently, because a whole load of Chinese no-name ones have just been withdrawn from the market because they don't work (or at least don't work as they should).

    Last time I looked, the consensus (from Which?, IIRC) was that any of the products from the Kidde brand should work well. That make is quite widely available, both online and in shops such as Dyas.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 23rd Jun 18, 12:01 AM
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    Local fire brigade may have a scheme for fitting fire alarms.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 23rd Jun 18, 6:46 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 18, 6:46 AM
    Local fire brigade may have a scheme for fitting fire alarms.
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    Fire alarms are not carbon monoxide alarms.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 23rd Jun 18, 8:46 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 18, 8:46 AM
    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7001617 13.33, probably the cheapest branded CO alarm.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7001569 9.99 for 2
    https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/donate-now/
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 23rd Jun 18, 12:02 PM
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    i know these are different but both were mentioned!
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
    • pineapple
    • By pineapple 23rd Jun 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 18, 4:45 PM
    Why has this been posted under 'charities'?

    I got my last detectors off Amazon (reputable UK makes!). Most DIY places also stock them.
    The HETAS stove fitter fitted a carbon monoxide alarm but it just goes off when life threatening levels are detected. You really need a detector that records/displays low levels so I have several of these around the house. I had to retire earlier than I wanted due to low level carbon monoxide poisoning - the message really needs to get through about the dangers of even low level carbon monoxide.
    As for smoke alarms - the fire service arranged for an alarm to be fitted on each floor. I know someone who got some hunky firefighters round. I was not so lucky and got a very officious retired copper. Still, can't complain - they were free!
    Last edited by pineapple; 23-06-2018 at 4:57 PM.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 27th Jun 18, 7:14 PM
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    • 27th Jun 18, 7:14 PM
    Why has this been posted under 'charities'?
    Originally posted by pineapple
    The mods have gone to sleep in the heat! There's another post on here about rats for goodness sake!
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