A Home Inspection Gas Monitor - The Draeger Pac 3500 for CO
Posted by PK Safety Team on Mar 26th 2014
We recently received this review of the Draeger Pac 3500 single gas monitor for carbon monoxide:
"I purchased the Draeger Pac 3500 CO single gas monitor after a recent carbon monoxide-related death in a local restaurant. As a home inspector, I often go into a home that is vacant and turn on the heating system. If the levels of CO rise to a dangerous level, I might not know until it was too late.
"The Draeger unit is compact and easy to use. I like the digital readout so I don't have to wait until an alarm sounds to know if there is problem. I like the user-replaceable battery so you don't have to send it back to the factory. The only down side is the belt clip is too aggressive (tight and serrated) to use on a regular belt without damaging the belt. I rate the Draeger Pac 3500 CO single gas monitor a 4 out of 5 because of the belt clip."
Bruce Weller - Eagle Eye Professional Home Inspection
It's an informative review, and highlights important points about CO detection from someone with over 30 years of experience. We're willing to accept a clip that's too tight on a gas detector far more than one that's too loose. We appreciate the reviews from the folks using these instruments in the field to keep themselves safe.