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Posted: 07/18/21 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be careful with your generator.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna127........GqxL7nMlK6oR0Nkln4YSpqsEpHtSW70sVHTDgFG0

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Not alot of information on actual cause of deaths, yes generator related. Unfortunate that folks don't take the hazard of engin exhaust seriously.


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Posted: 07/18/21 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes just sleeping in a car with engine on for the air-conditioning to keep cool.

Happened in Texas recently with the deep freeze.

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As a much, much younger man I was exercising my generator five feet outside my garage but the wind was blowing the exhaust back inside. I was lucky. So easy to die.


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Posted: 07/18/21 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://i.imgur.com/8qCtY8tm.jpg

Lots of generators in very close proximity.

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Alas very common.. My RV generator would cuse the CO alarm to get very very annoying in just about 2 hours. So would my next site neighbor's

I invested in a Gen-Turi And after that I could run 25 horus and no annoying beeps.

A Good CO detector saves lives.


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Saw this on the news and there were a lot of RV and tents in a very small area. So much so the generator may have been their neighbors. Generators should not have been allowed.

Learn from this folks. Make sure your safety devices are up to speed.

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Posted: 07/19/21 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At an event there were a mix of tents and RV out on a very flat grass area of about 500x500 feet area.
RVers ran generators not being considerate of others. A guy in a tent got lucky and woke up feeling sick. He had CO poisoning from all the generators. Others who were sitting or standing did not get sick, so the CO was on the ground. No, CO is not heavier than air, but somehow seems to be more deadly on the ground than at a few feet up. Swamp gas CO in Africa has killed little kids and left adults untouched, and they thought it was a boogie man. Fortunately they know now and keep safe.
Im not sure if those cheapo loud construction generators are more deadly than the 4-stroke RV generators or not, but all this is good reason to be careful around generators....

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It's crazy how it can happen. It was in the news a while back that some kids got CO poisoning while riding in a boat in the open air. One of them died.


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