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Old 17-09-10, 14:21
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Hi All

I just wanted to remind you all of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning if you have gas appliances in your van. I am writing about this because a guy I used to surf with was found dead in his van on sunday morning. There is no official cause yet but it may well have been carbon monoxide poisoning. CO detectors are pretty cheap and easily available, I will be fitting one in my van (if I ever manage to find one!)

Once again sorry to have to raise this not very nice issue but who knows, it could save a life eh?

Al

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Old 17-09-10, 14:34
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Our gas fridge must have had a leak as it almost killed our dog and it was in the Awning, the poor dog could hardly walk the next morning.

I would not sleep in a van with the fridge connected to Gas!!
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Old 17-09-10, 20:22
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carbon monoxide & smoke detectors for me ..... sorry to hear about your surfing buddy.
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Old 17-09-10, 20:40
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Ive just received one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAS-ALARM-Dual...item33608a3f77

it looks neat, is cheap and detects a number of things including leaking gas. Recommended by iss
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Old 17-09-10, 20:43
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Sorry to hear about your friend.

I always make sure the gas is turned off at the regulator before we go to sleep at night. A bit inconvenient but as you say better safe than sorry.
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Old 17-09-10, 20:56
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MODERATORS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THIS A STICKY!!!!!

I'm really sorry to hear about the Surfer in his van! BUT!!!!

I'm bored of spouting on about the dangers of naked flame fires in vans. And it's no good saying I'll only put the cooking ring on until the van warms up. Coz when the van is toasty is the time you will doze off, especially after a few sherbertz.

The rest is sadly history in far too many cases. If you don't belive the facts, pop down to your local fire station, ask their opinion on naked fires/heaters in a van.

Bet you don't even consider fitting one after the visit!


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Old 17-09-10, 21:11
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Ive just received one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAS-ALARM-Dual...item33608a3f77

it looks neat, is cheap and detects a number of things including leaking gas. Recommended by iss
i have that its a good little unit loud enough in the van and you can fit an external siren
to it via the built in relay so bods around get alerted

these things are a MUST, keep it safe
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Old 17-09-10, 22:49
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i have that its a good little unit loud enough in the van and you can fit an external siren
to it via the built in relay so bods around get alerted

these things are a MUST, keep it safe
About to buy one, Are they as described? Just that the spelling on the add is well off & snobbish though it may sound I don't want market stall quality & reliability on something as important as this.

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Old 18-09-10, 14:35
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Ive got an alarm in mine it sits near the gas locker and as mentioned above I still always turn the gas off at the regulator and hob when we go to sleep.

The alarm can be seen in my conversion pictures in the SWB section.
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Old 18-09-10, 14:48
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About to buy one, Are they as described? Just that the spelling on the add is well off & snobbish though it may sound I don't want market stall quality & reliability on something as important as this.
http://www.discover.co.uk/

these guys are major players in the caravan industry i think there about 25 quid from the likes of barrons caravans and the like

they deffo pick up lpg as the guy who certified my gas installation thought is was a good idea to test it out also goes off with deoderant and a smokey bbq too close to the door(mine is just above the slider)

do you go on low wray national trust site at all
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