Solo 200 Smoke Detectors and CO Sensor Removal Tool (2-1/2 in. to 4-1/2 in. Diameter)
The Solo 200 can attach or remove smoke alarms, carbon monoxide sensors, and other detectors in hard-to-reach areas. This lightweight (2.4 lb.) tool pairs with Solo-brand access poles (sold separately) to grasp devices from 10 to 30 feet away.
Designed for detectors of roughly 2-1/2 in. to 4 1/2 in. in diameter (65 mm to 100 mm), this tool features a universal design with three color-coded sizes. The pivoting head makes this tool able to grasp detectors on even on sloped or angled ceilings.
Is this a standalone tool?
No. The Solo 200 removes smoke detectors and CO sensorsusing a Solo-brand extension pole.Depending on the attachments used, this tool can grasp detectors from distances of 14 to 30 feet. Available extension poles include:
- Solo 100 14-Foot Telescopic Access Pole
- Solo 101 Extender for Telescopic Access Poles
- Solo 108 7.2-Foot Telescopic Access Pole
These telescopic, no-climb extension poles provide convenience and safety, eliminating the need for ladders or climbing equipment.
How do I use the Solo 200?
The Solo 200 slides into the end of a Solo 100, Solo 101, or Solo 108 extension pole. To attach it, follow these steps:
- To size the Solo 200 for the electronic device you plan to grip, pull and twist the color-coded grips at the end of the tool.
- If you plan to use the device at an angle, insert the Solo 200 into the extension pole and guide the lower spring-loaded button into the locking hole.
- If you plan to hold the pole vertically, insert the Solo 200 into the extension pole and guide the upper spring-loaded button into the locking hole.
To remove an existing detector:
- Use the extension pole to guide the Solo 200 to the detector.
- Place the detector between the three color-coded grips and push up.
- Twist the pole (counterclockwise, typically) to uncouple the detector from the mounting ring.
- When the detector is free, pull down to remove it from the wall or ceiling.
To attach a new detector:
- Place the device between the Solo 200's three color-coded grips.
- Guide the detector to the mounting ring using the extension pole.
- Twist (clockwise, usually) to lock the detector in the ring.
- Pull down to free the Solo 200 from the detector.
- Stand with one foot slightly in front of the other to reduce strain and improve balance.
- Share the load with others and take regular breaks.
- Occasionally switch the position of the pole, holding it either on the right-hand or the left-hand side of the body.
- Hold the pole perpendicular to the ground and stand directly under the top of the pole.
- If this product must be held at an angle, stand no more than 5 feet away from a point directly beneath the detector.