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Old 03-05-2005, 03:23 PM
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Any cheap Carbon Monoxide Monitors?

Does anyone know of any cheap (less than $400 USD) CO monitors for compressed air?

Kevin K.

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I could not find any when I wanted to use my compressor for breathing air while painting. Everything I found was cost prohibitive. That is why I opted for bottled breating air.

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:58 PM
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Vince,

Using compressed air for a breathing system isn't cheap. Since I wear glasses, going with a on-demand full face mask respirator would mean I had to buy new glasses to fit inside the mask. (Inconvienent and not cheap either).

Using a 3M supplied air helmet now. Tried using a low pressure system, but there wasn't enough air flow.

After looking around for several months, I decided to buy a MiniMax XT disposable CO monitor. It's good for two years, and there is no need to buy a calibration kit. The monitor is small enough to fit in the helmet, so I don't have to worry about plumbing it. Some of the comercial air panels use blead-air from the air supply to run a portable monitor. If needed, I could probably do the same.

The disposable monitor cost $175 USD. I figured that renewable monitors cost about $125 - $150 a year for purchase, calibration, and sensor replacement.

I will do some more painting in a few weeks - so I hope it all works as planned.

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A large bottle of certified breathing air is less than the cost of the monitor, so that is the way I will continue to go. Thanks for the tip though.

Vince
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I dump about 5cfm thru my hood. A 300 bottle of air would last me 60 minutes. I just use a SAS system with an active charcoal filter and don't sweat the CO. Replace the filter annually for my use. No special masks, no bottles to deal with, and I keep my full beard.
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I recently got lucky on ebay...I was looking for a filter for compressed air and came upon this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT

It cost me more for shipping! It arrived the other day and was exactly as described. The monitor came with a calibration kit, works great, had a led display and an alarm. I did some checking and found this:

http://www.westernsafety.com/mst2.html

Keep an eye on ebay!
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Man, that is called a license to steal! Sometines us eBay bottom feeders luck out. You sure did on that one.
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I couldn't believe it either. Defintely my best deal on ebay yet. It pays to snoop around
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How about this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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