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Do I have to worry about Carbon Monixide?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rhody31, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    There's a smell coming from my basement - it smells like lighter fluid and charcoal burning. Do I need to worry about carbon monixed poisoning? Or can I go to sleep with my AC on and my windows closed?
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    No. I would not go to sleep until I had that checked out.

    At the very least, go down there with a fire extinguisher. You might even want to call the fire department.
  3. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    CO is odorless, so it's probably not that.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The flames, however, you might want to call someone....
  5. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    No flames ... it just smells weird.

    Everything I've read says odorless ... I just want to make sure I can sleep with my AC on because it is H-O-T and humid.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Okay, Rhody, let me spell this out for you.


    At the very least, you need to go down there and figure out where it's coming from. If you don't see any flames at first glance, start checking the walls.

    And take your cell phone with you — not a cordless phone tied into the house line.

  7. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    The smell has been in the house all day. I'm pretty sure if something was burning, the house would be burned down by now.
    Already talked to my landlord. The kid in my duplex - who is partially our handyman - went downstairs and we couldn't find anything.
    I promise you, if I was on fire, I would know .....
  8. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I'd sleep calmly tonight, but I'd be sure to get it checked out tomorrow. Why CO is odorless whatever is emitting those fumes could eventually emit CO. I'd be sure to find out what is releasing those smells.
  9. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    It's coming from the water heater downstairs ... hopefully it won't blow up tonight ...
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Go to your breaker panel and flip the water heater's breaker.

    Tomorrow, get your landlord to have it fixed.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Check for an electrical fire. That could originate anywhere, obviously ... the easy place to start looking is the fusebox, but it could flare up anywhere.
  12. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Gas water heater?

    If so, call the landlord, gas company and keep the fire department in mind.
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