Carbon Monoxide deaths

Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: kootch88 On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:08 pm

I know this is not directly coal related, but it does show the danger if one is not aware of what can happen if you are careless. :blowup:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/de ... d-family#-
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Re: Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:38 pm

No, not coal related but combustion releated. It's why so many of us are hard asses on venting issues. It would really suck to sign on here one day and find out we lost a forum member and their family to CO. As a smart man I met this year told me, "If it can happen, it will." Lets all err on the safe side and be smart. It goes without saying that everyone should have at least one working CO detector. More is better. Also, everyone on this forum has access to a manometer to correctly set their draft. If you don't own one, get on the list to borrow one. Check the condition of your chimney and smoke pipe. That goes for all of your combustion appliances. End of CO rant.
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Re: Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:05 pm

Very sad. I guess there wasn't a CO detector in the house. That is criminal.
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Re: Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:06 am

I think there are a lot of people who don't understand the danger and don't have detectors.
Here in Utah a few years back a roofer set a box of nails on top of the chimney for a gas furnace killing at least one person.
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Re: Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:26 am

I think I have 4 CO detectors, and 4 or 5 Smoke alarms.
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Re: Carbon Monoxide deaths

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:29 pm

On the same subject, just caught this on our 6pm news this evening (1.17.09)

Very sad, and could have been avoided if they had CO detectors!!!!. :(

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/West_Senec ... s_20090117
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