(Closed) Well…we could have died in our sleep!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Thank God you had one!! There have been several deaths in this area due to that.

Get a Carbon Minoxide Alarm everybody!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Whoooa, that’s so scary! I’m glad you have an alarm and that you guys are okay!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good thing you had one!!!!

That happened to me once when I was young and I lived in a little basement suite! haha I was standing on a chair by my only little kitchen window trying to breathe in fresh air, on the phone with my dad screaming “DAD WHAT DO I DO THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFOREEEEE!!!!!”

He obviously told me to get out and call the fire department! Luckily everything was a-ok!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

omg. The maitainence guy just came in to replace ours. how weird.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had carbon monoxide poisoning in our home when I was a teenager. It was pretty scary. Since then, we’ve always had a detector in our house andd we have one in our apartment, even though there’s no way for CO2 to get in our apartment.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That is very very scary!!! Im glad you guys are okay!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thank god you have a detector. We have 2 as well and they have gone off, it’s scary.

A friend of mine had one and thank god she did b/c carbon monoxide was in her basement and by the time the fire dept got there had they been inside they would have been dead. Those detectors truly are a life saver and I hope everyone gets one or more!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Oh no! I’m going to book it to the store and pick one up, I really don’t want to die in my sleep!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes. Definitely.

One of my cousin in law’s friends -all of 16- died in her sleep during a sleepover because of lack of a carbon monoxide detector. It’s horribly tragic.

There is now a law in NY State that was recently passed in legislation and now adopted by the NY State Code that it is mandatory for all homes to have a carbon monoxide detector.

It’s sad that it takes a death for people to pay attention.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Thank goodness you two have the detector!!! Carbon monoxide has been all over the news the past few days. Do you have a gas stove or heater? if you do you should get those checked just to be safe.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@brisebride: We have no gas appliances, fireplaces, or garages.

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