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story.lead_photo.caption First Alert 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Alarm and DAP Platinum Patch

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm

What's to love: The alarm is designed to sit on a shelf or table and has a digital display which shows temperature and carbon monoxide (CO) concentration.

What does it do: Fire and CO alarms wear out and should be replaced when they expire. This alarm has a built-in 10-year battery which is the life of the alarm. CO is a gas that is odorless and colorless that can poison household residents. The alarm uses an electro-chemical CO sensor and a loud 85-decibel alarm is emitted when unsafe levels are detected. It sells for $49.95 and more information can be found at firstalert.com.

DAP Platinum Patch

What's to love: The exterior filler provides a waterproof repair on porous and nonporous surfaces.

What does it do: DAP Platinum Patch was formulated to use on traditional building material as well as new materials such as PVC, fiber cement and vinyl. The filler can be sanded and painted and won't swell or break down in the weather. It is also mold and mildew resistant. DAP Platinum Patch is available in several sizes with MSRP ranging from $6.98-$9.48. More information is available at platinumpatch.dap.com.

— Cary Jenkins

HomeStyle on 08/31/2019

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