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Old 01-09-2008, 18:10   #16
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Well MidLandOne, I agree 100% with your last statement. I'm going to buy a couple of CO detectors and not worry one bit about CO2.
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I'd be doing the same too but I haven't got past trying to work out where to fit a heater in as yet .

Where there is room down below there is clutter on the deck above in the way of the flue, and where there is a clear area on the deck for the flue there is clutter in the way down below .
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CO2 detector

I think a CO2 detector/monitor should be mandatory equipment for everyone.
If we would all monitor our individual CO2 output levels, and then attempt to lower these quantities then the current global warming problem could be solved.
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CO2 buildup encourages breathing faster. The buildup of CO2 when holding breath is what encourages you to take a fresh breath. to buildup enough CO2 to be a problem, combustion would be inhibited and CO would be building up enough to cause serious interference with your haemoglobin
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I work with CO2 detectors in my study of plant photosynthesis. It is based on infrared absorption- the same reason it is a green house gas
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My alarm goes off when I throw hot spicy foods in a HOT PAN.
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The explanations are still not complete here. C02 will kill you. But this is only a problem in a closed cycle system such as a submarine. There comes a point where adding oxygen alone is insufficient. You need to reduce the CO2 level, and submarines have scrubbers designed for this purpose.

If you get locked in a sealed room, you will have the same problem, unless you have some system to convert the CO2 back to oxygen and carbon (such as plants, trees etc).

If you were in that same sealed room, and were using a cooker that creates carbon monoxide, the CO would kill you long before the CO2
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My alarm goes off when I throw hot spicy foods in a HOT PAN.
I seem to remember some guy around here saying his CO detector went off when his wife got the bad farts.
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I seem to remember some guy around here saying his CO detector went off when his wife got the bad farts.
Ha ha ha!!

I forgot about that one!

Guilty as charged.

It was my LPG Propane gas detector. Apparently they can't tell propane from methane.
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I forgot about that one!

Guilty as charged.

It was my LPG Propane gas detector. Apparently they can't tell propane from methane.
Do you come with auto ignition or is that an optional extra ?
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Curmudgeon:- Have read all the replies to your CO2 question and while all are well meaning Im sure little has been said to quell your anxiety. In the 1960's Davis Instrument company made a small portable CO2 detector but there is so little demand I doubt they still make it. However, Mine Safety Appliances and Kitagawa make a small hand held pump to be used with glass toxic gas detector tubes. I would guess $100 for the pump and $15/10 tubes. The tubes are specific, accurate and have a good shelf life. You dont really need this but it's cheap insurance at best and keep in mind nothing is worse than an instrument with dead batteries.
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Thanks RobSec. I'm actually pretty satisfied that CO2 won't be an issue for me. But CO is another story, and I will buy a detector for that.
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I think a CO2 detector/monitor should be mandatory equipment for everyone.
If we would all monitor our individual CO2 output levels, and then attempt to lower these quantities then the current global warming problem could be solved.


I am glad you are not in charge!!!
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I am glad you are not in charge!!!

Eat less meat.

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An interesting side note here is;
We breath in air composed of many substances, including oxygen at about 21%. In normal breathing we emit about 16% oxygen and also about 5% CO2. This is what others are breathing in when you give artifical respriation (mouth to mouth) and it revives them. The body can take much CO2 without harm. If you hyper ventilate you should breath into a paper bag and rebreathing your CO2 will regulate your breath back to normal.
I would not worry about CO2, but CO should scare the life out of you!
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