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Old 19-09-10, 21:03
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Thanks to all for the kind words. I met up with a few buddies up the coast at the weekend and we raised a glass

Originally Posted by wind welder View Post
Coz when the van is toasty is the time you will doze off, especially after a few sherbertz.
Prophetic words, sounds like this is pretty much what happened....
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Old 20-09-10, 18:10
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sorry to hear about your friend , our thoughts are with their family and friends .
always switch everything off when not in use be it electric or gas and have your H&S policies in order . detectors , extinguishers , blankets, drop out valves ect . nothing is more improtant than life itself
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Old 24-10-10, 14:40
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im really sorry to hear about your friend chum, my friend deid of co poising too a while back, if you have a fridge or cooker in your van you must have adequte ventilation FOR THE APPLIANCE TO WORK PROPERLY, MOST FRIDGES NEED A VENT, never use the gas ring to warm up the van, always open the sliding door when cooking, as slepping at nite always have some sort of ventilation for the van size, im doing my gas safe ticket at the mo, and i could quote all sorts of figgures to tell you how dangerous gas and electric are in small vans, if in doubt get your system checked with an lpg gas safe qualified engineer, it could save your life
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Old 04-11-10, 23:20
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slightly off subject but in May i got the dreaded CMP I was in a mountain refuge and became very ill and put it down to altitude sickness. It took the hospital a long time to track the problem but it was down to a calor gas heater and sealed windows at the refuge. It took 3months to recover and at times i have some problems. Pls be careful
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Old 05-11-10, 00:30
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That is terrible news about your friend. Awful. Deepest sympathies to all who knew him.
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Old 20-11-10, 14:35
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The first thing I bought was a gas detector cost me 60 from Just Campers,well worth it
Whats 60 compared to a life....
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Old 20-11-10, 18:26
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This is not scaremongering, people above have spoken the truth. I don't think we should be terrified just a little careful, I have dealt with a number of CMP jobs at work and the thing that sticks is that you don't know it's happening.

Just by being careful we can really lessen the odds though. I bought my CO detector from Aldi, perfectly serviceable and inexpensive.

If you have flames you have fumes, by allowing the air to circulate in your van you are safeguarding tourself.

Take care all.
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Old 21-11-10, 22:50
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a work collegue's brother (norman r.i.p) died same way few months back (maybe same fella he surfed too)
terrible terrible thing to happen,
defo getting detector when ive converted my van ,
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Old 21-11-10, 23:18
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Fire Angel do a nice little compact one. Tesco sell a good one with a digital reading and thermometer. It stores previous readings too. 30. 7 year guarantee.

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Old 22-11-10, 11:56
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So sad

Would it not be a good idea (not sure how easy) for admin to send every member a message of this as a reminder. Its all too easy, especially this time of the year to overlook the obvious in our perusal of warmth!
I for sure will be sending one to all the friends I know who are not on this forum.
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