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Old 01-21-2019, 11:27 PM   #1
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Today I read this post reply...

"Tarp/Tent, big arse torpedo heaters. Heat for an hour before starting, heat the brick sand water and let em run dry after you're done"

...and it made me think about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Do any of you carry an extra carbon monoxide detector when tenting and heating small spaces? What about a warning on the outside of tents/rooms warning against the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning (thinking kids, lookiloos).

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Old 01-21-2019, 11:44 PM   #2
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This is not an answer to your question, but Carbon Monoxide, the product of combustion, is CO.

Carbon Dioxide, is CO2. It's the bubbles in the soda water that you mix with gin. CO2 is naturally occurring in atmospheric air.

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Oh boy, egg on my face! And to think I pride myself on this type stuff. Probably will die of dihydrogen monoxide poisoning dreaming about it.

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It's the bubbles in the soda water that you mix with gin.
Yep... effervescence

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This is not an answer to your question, but Carbon Monoxide, the product of combustion, is CO.

Carbon Dioxide, is CO2. It's the bubbles in the soda water that you mix with gin. CO2 is naturally occurring in atmospheric air.
CO2 and water are the main products of combustion. CO is produced when things aren't burning right. Modern engines produce almost zero CO.

CO2 only kills you if it displaces too much oxygen. A small amount of CO will kill you.
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This is not an answer to your question, but Carbon Monoxide, the product of combustion, is CO.

Carbon Dioxide, is CO2. It's the bubbles in the soda water that you mix with gin. CO2 is naturally occurring in atmospheric air.
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What's not right there? I mean, combustion produces both, but other than that, he is right.
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What's not right there? I mean, combustion produces both, but other than that, he is right.
It's not a product of combustion, it's a product of incomplete combustion.

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It's not a product of combustion, it's a product of incomplete combustion.

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So back to the question , do any use any type of monitoring. One of the reasons years ago I stopped using a torpedo or tank mounted heater in my work trailer. Got to the point I could not even stand to be around one. I instead put a Rv furnace in mine where it is vented to the outside. Much safer situation. I think if I was don't work that needed tented I work rig up a heater that vented to the outside.
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So back to the question , do any use any type of monitoring. One of the reasons years ago I stopped using a torpedo or tank mounted heater in my work trailer. Got to the point I could not even stand to be around one. I instead put a Rv furnace in mine where it is vented to the outside. Much safer situation. I think if I was don't work that needed tented I work rig up a heater that vented to the outside.
Some, like Mr Heater, include an oxygen depletion sensor. So it won't help for CO poisoning, but the assumption is that they aren't making enough CO to matter. When the CO2 is high, then the O2 depletion sensor would detect it.

I've never seen anyone use another type of monitor. Many of these guys seem to be down a syllable or two.
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Some, like Mr Heater, include an oxygen depletion sensor. So it won't help for CO poisoning, but the assumption is that they aren't making enough CO to matter. When the CO2 is high, then the O2 depletion sensor would detect it.

I've never seen anyone use another type of monitor. Many of these guys seem to be down a syllable or two.
Is that like saying some are a brick short of a full load?

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