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Monte Pittman

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We just had a reminder to check your furnaces going into winter. The people that we’re building the stairway for, turned on their furnace a week ago – for the first time -. A few hours later all four family members went to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning. All of them will be fine, but the CO levels in the house were 10 times the allowable level. Detectors had not been hooked up yet. I am sure there is a contractor on the hot seat some where.

Just a reminder.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 678 days ago

The cars don’t even have heaters here from the factory. No winters…... :)

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#2 posted 678 days ago

Thanks Monte.

Houses built today are TOO darn tight. They dont breathe like an OLD home does. And being built so tight and with the invention of God only knows how many chemicals that are used in everything…it’s a wonder we arent all on the way to the hospital.

but I digress….......again a good and timely tip.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 678 days ago

Got a heat pump, nothing burning here at my pad!
But it’s a good heads up Monte, time to get your oil/gas furnaces tuned up or inspected.
Stay healthy and keep the cold in the North please!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 677 days ago

Good points Monte and thanks for pointing that out, us down here in Tx don’t really have to worry much about that sort of thing most of our heating is central and no basements, I’ve only been in a house once in my life that had a basement and that was up in Detroit on a visit, It was so cool.

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#5 posted 676 days ago

You’re right, and my furnace guy was here yesterday, and he’ll be back today to fix something that was found on a routine maintenance trip.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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