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Old 19-08-2013, 17:54   #31
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Re: Timely Warning around Carbon Monoxide

After a CO scare while working on my small cottage, I did install a co detector, but purchased one that has a 10 year lifespan with an integral, non-changeable battery. For 35 bucks, I can forget it for ten years, then it beeps every minute or so for a couple weeks when it needs replacing. Cheap insurance...
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Old 19-08-2013, 17:58   #32
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I'm feeling, cough, the love.

Here's the problem: our hemoglobin has an affinity with CO. It would rather bond with CO than O2. If there's CO in the air, your hemoglobin will grab onto it and hold onto it for a very long time. This, in turn, limits your intake of oxygen.

Of course, this is only a problem for cruisers who run on hemoglobin.
I keep a bottle of it in the cabinet,right next to the rum.
If your burning any kind of fuel in an enclosed space why wouldn't you have a detecter?
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Old 19-08-2013, 18:06   #33
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Re: Timely Warning around Carbon Monoxide

...because of I have a canary detector, like if I was in a coal mine... ZATS why!

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...because of I have a canary detector, like if I was in a coal mine... ZATS why!

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I believe the Canaries were used to detect methane gas.
Having rice and bean night once a week became quite the sad event.
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Re: Timely Warning around Carbon Monoxide

Both Propane & Diesel engines run with low CO emissions when they are tuned correctly & everything is working as it should. This one reason is why Propane powered forklifts are used extensively in indoor warehouses & Diesel forklifts are sometimes used in mine shafts. Either can put out lots of bad exhaust fumes when they are not tuned correctly. Gasoline powered engines put out a lot of CO no matter how well they are tuned.
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"While it is known that diesel fuel combustion engines produce much lower concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) than gasoline engines, these emissions could certainly generate lethal ambient concentrations given a sufficient amount of time in an enclosed space and under suitable environmental conditions ..."
Diesel fumes do kill: a case of fatal carbon ... [J Forensic Sci. 2008] - PubMed - NCBI
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Re: Timely Warning around Carbon Monoxide

Another thing to be careful of is gas stoves or heaters in boats you must have good ventilation.Or you will get very sleepy.
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