safety note going into winter

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 10-22-2012 01:01 AM 721 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

23545 posts in 1915 days

10-22-2012 01:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip

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.

5 replies so far

View EmeraldDragon's profile


146 posts in 1746 days

#1 posted 10-22-2012 01:04 AM

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

View jaykaypur's profile


4016 posts in 1985 days

#2 posted 10-22-2012 01:37 AM

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!

View  woodshaver (Tony)   's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

4451 posts in 2929 days

#3 posted 10-22-2012 01:52 AM

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!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View Blackie_'s profile


4631 posts in 2089 days

#4 posted 10-22-2012 12:27 PM

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.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

View Roger's profile


20429 posts in 2380 days

#5 posted 10-23-2012 12:26 PM

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. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics