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Posted by Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof on February 18th, 2003 07:38 AM
In reply to CO does not stratify by tomh on February 17th, 2003 10:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

According to national studies, CO is actually heaver than air. The reason it does not seem to stratify, is because it comes out of furnaces and equipment warm. Since warm air rises, it first rises up. But as it cools, it settles to the floor and stratifies if there is no air movement. This is why CO detectors are most effective at floor elevations. Plug outlets are good locations of CO detectors, or above furnaces.
Good Luck
Raymond VinZant

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