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Created On: 17 June 2013 08:39 PM
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 17 June 2013 08:39 PM
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drbreezy

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Hi, can anyone please advise me on the best place to mount a mains wired interconnected co alarm in a domestic premise. The gas boiler will be in an airing cupboard inside a bathroom. I was thinking the landing outside the bathroom door. Many thanks.
 17 June 2013 09:16 PM
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daveparry1

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I would have thought quite close to the boiler would be better?

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 17 June 2013 10:07 PM
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Take a look at the Aico website. They have a wealth of information on there. They do a book now all about CO detectors which is free along with two or three other books they do. All you have to do is register and they send them to you.

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 18 June 2013 08:59 AM
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ectophile

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Originally posted by: daveparry1

I would have thought quite close to the boiler would be better?



Dave.


I've never used mains ones, but all the battery ones I've seen are not suitable for use in a bathroom. So just outside the bathroom door may be the only practical place to put it.

Doesn't the CO detector come with detailed instructions on where to mount it?

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 18 June 2013 06:40 PM
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If the CO alarm is not suitable for installation in a bathroom type environment, the next option is to site it in a location that is closest and used most often/for longer periods of time by the occupants. This can be in a bedroom but can also be in the hallway/landing to alert all occupants.

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 18 June 2013 09:13 PM
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BS EN 50292 is the siting standard for these alarms.
If fitting just one, always give priority to the bedrooms being within earshot.

Guidance booklet here:
http://www.kiddefyrnetics.co.u...LL%20Guide%20_2013.pdf

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 18 June 2013 09:58 PM
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daveparry1

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It's ok having the alarm whithin earshot but also important to site it where there's most likelihood of carbon monoxide being present which would usualy be near to the boiler or flue ducting,

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 19 June 2013 09:18 AM
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But when residents asleep, a CO alarm sited near a noisy boiler, with several closed doors possibly between alarm & sleeping residents, would not alert the occupants.
Audibility for sleepers is paramount; if at top of stairwell people in the lounge say during the day would be able to hear.

Or one per floor ideally!

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 19 June 2013 12:34 PM
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Aico co alarms can be interlinked with the fire detection, so audibility is not compromised. That way the alarm can be put where detection is required, and the sound can combine throughout the house.

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 20 June 2013 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by: daveparry1

It's ok having the alarm whithin earshot but also important to site it where there's most likelihood of carbon monoxide being present which would usualy be near to the boiler or flue ducting,

Dave.


But not too close Dave, false alarms result from poor positioning which only serves to worry occupants, I would generally install in conjunction with other alarms or a relay base if I was concerned about audibility.

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