Air Tight Teardrops can KILL YOU

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Re: Air Tight Teardrops can KILL YOU

Postby working on it » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Staryder61 wrote:
working on it wrote:In addition to my vents shown previously, I bought a cheap carbon monoxide alarm from Amazon. I'll mount it low on the wall, about 6 inches off of the floor (below where my head would normally be when sleeping) to detect any CO before the level could rise. I don't think I'll ever need it, since I always have one or more fans circulating the air thru at least one open vent or window, though. But for $12, it is a worthwhile purchase for safety.


working on it, great idea, specially if you use a generator or some type heat source that produces carbon monoxide..

Though, a carbon monoxide detector won't detect carbon dioxide, and carbon dioxide is the main worry in a sealed up camper..
The following link is a great publication on the affects of carbon dioxide poisoning..
https://healthyliving.azcentral.com/how-does-carbon-dioxide-poisoning-kill-a-human-12152576.html
*I bought the CO detector specifically for occasions where I might use my on-board generator to power my A/C; my previous experiences with CO have been unpleasant, but I walked away with a migraine, so no harm done. My fear of CO is greater than my fear of CO2, since if you're sleeping, your system won't recognize the problem, and you just won't wake up.
* On the other hand, excess carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood, causing a sleeping person to wake up to gasp for breath. It serves as its' own alarm, so to speak. I should probably get a CO2 alarm, also.
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Re: Air Tight Teardrops can KILL YOU

Postby Staryder61 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:37 am

working on it, with your current setup, vents and fans, you always have fresh flow of air moving through.. :thumbsup: that's whats needed to be safe..
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