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RE: [RC] Heaters in trailers - Chastain, Shannon L.

This is the opposite of what I just heard on the news a few weeks ago. 2 Adults and 2 kids were killed and they had their roof vent open but the CO was all down low where they were sleeping.

From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary Fend
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:48 PM
To: Mike Lewis; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Heaters in trailers

The molecular weight of CO is about the same as air so I don't think  it would sink to the bottom of the trailer.  In fact, since it is a  product of incomplete combustion, and therefore warm, it would rise to the top of the trailer.  Open your roof vent and you should be safe from CO poisoning. 

Mike Lewis <mikelewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
CO tends to sink to the bottom of the trailer (where, most likely, your heater resides and you do not reside) and therefore should result in a shutoff of the heater in certain situations (preferably before asphyxiation...) 
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Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 11:42 PM
Subject: [RC] Heaters in trailers


Re: [RC] Heaters in trailers, Mike Lewis
Re: [RC] Heaters in trailers, Gary Fend