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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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On Tuesday I installed the two new CO detectors at our cabin. Again, thanks for the wake up call.....
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post #22 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 08:33 PM
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Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer, no smell and often just putting people to sleep. Have your furnace checked by a professional and install CO Detectors. CO exposures are often undetectable bringing on death without notice. We try our best to seal our house and camps from the cold weather making CO a more serious threat. Please purchase a detector and have your furnace checked by a professional.

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post #23 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by boozehunter
I have been a long time vister to this forum, which always has something interesting to read about. Anyway, I wanted to add my 0.02 here for some information that was not covered in this exceptionaly important topic. Where do you place a CO detector after you buy it? I would suggest that you do a little research on the enemy (CO) to learn the character traits and properties of this deadly gas at various temperatures. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe CO is typically more dense than air, thus creating a sinking gas that accumulates at the floor level and builds from that point. Usually you would want to place a detector near the floor, to alert you of the danger prior to the a high level reaching your bed elevation or second floor. I would hate to see someone doing the right thing with purchasing a detector and then installing in the wrong location beside a smoke detector on teh ceiling. Good luck and stay safe.
BoozeHunter, You are incorrect.

Carbon Monoxide is not heavier than air. Carbon Monoxide has a weight almost the same as air.
Thus, it will rise and circulate throughout your home with the warmer air.

Please follow the recommended manufacturers instructions on the proper placement of your CO detector.

Here is a link with some additional information:

My home, I have 2 CO detectors.
I also have an oil furnace as my primary heat source in my basement with forced hot water baseboard throughout my home.
I have 1 CO detector mounted on the ceiling in my basement at the very bottom of the stairway.
The 2nd. is located on my 2nd. floor. It is mounted to the ceiling in the hallway in front of the bedrooms.
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Decades ago in coal country, instead of natural gas, they made gas from coal -coal gas. We used if for a stove in our home.

And it caused carbon monoxide. And it seemed every winter, a family would die from a poisoning. I still remember one of my parents, always checked the pilot lights before going to bed. No detectors in those days. We had a coal furnace, that had to be "dampened" and provided no heat at night. The good ole "Daniel Boone" days.
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post #25 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 05:37 AM
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We have em as we heat by wood in the winter.


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post #26 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 11:42 AM
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Most anything that performs combustion to make heat like gas, oil or wood, uses oxygen and produces carbon monoxide. A propery functioning chimney should take care of the carbon monoxide.

We have a large woodburner in our finished basement and an oil-fired boiler in another basement room. It's why I partially open one of the basement windows for an hour or so every night, to let more fresh air in during the winter.

At camp, there's a small window about 3' from the woodstove. I let the bottom sash open about an inch, when the stove is being used.

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It's a good idea to install a cap on your chimney or fuel pipe that has a screen to keep birds and squirrels from getting in when there is no fire.
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post #28 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 12:19 AM
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Would be okay on a camp, but I removed the one at home. Nastiest build up of creosote and crud I've ever had on the home wood stove chimney, after just one season having the cap on. Cap is history.

Camp chimney is exterior-mounted double wall insulated SS, w/cap that came with the chimney kit. Works fine to keep things out, stove doesn't get used as hard as the one at home.

Inspect a chimney regularly and you'll know if anything has died in it, or tried to make a home.

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post #30 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 10:49 AM
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We have a old SERVEL frige in the cabin. I think it is from the late 50 or 60's. I found a recall on them and SERVEL was going to pay you money to buy a new one even if it was one of their old ones. Do a search on google, Servel Recall, if you have one.
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