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Carbon Monoxide Alarms - A Seasonal Warning from the MAIB

FlyingGoose

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Why people still do not fit these is incredible, they save lives, is it lack ok knowledge, lack of attention drawn to the problem, or I'm alright Jack mentality
Sad loss whatever the reasons , but if you do not have any ,FIT them
 

glynd

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Why people still do not fit these is incredible, they save lives, is it lack ok knowledge, lack of attention drawn to the problem, or I'm alright Jack mentality
Sad loss whatever the reasons , but if you do not have any ,FIT them
Also, if you have one - check the battery
 

penberth3

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AndrewB

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Mine seems to be set off by a number of vapours, not just carbon monoxide. Had to disable it while I was varnishing. Smoky frying will sometimes start it. It also kept going off when one of my boat batteries started to sulfate badly. That was much more useful - the gases can be explosive - except that it took me several days to realise the cause and that the nasty smell was not coming from a blocked loo.
 

prv

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Mine seems to be set off by a number of vapours, not just carbon monoxide.
Interesting. I’ve had the cooking-gas alarm go off from contact-adhesive vapours before, but never had any false-alarms from the monoxide one.

Pete
 

CLB

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I think it’s the ‘it will never happen to me’ mentality. I have banged the co alarm drum for years, but doubt I have convinced more than a single handful of people to get one. 🤔
 

Topcat47

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My CO alarm is sealed for life (which ws a bit of a bugger when the battery went flat but I got a replacement free.) It's not wired into the boat electrics and cannot be turned off.
 
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