Last week in Baltimore, 3 people were found dead, killed by carbon
monoxide in the boat that one had bought used just a week earlier.
After one day, authorities said they thought it was related to the
electric generator. There were no vents open in the boat.
I had assumed that a gas generator on a boat would be on the upper
deck, or if not, permanently vented with an exhaust pipe going up and
out. I would think even a small generator would be too heavy to move
up and down the ladder or steps every time it is to be used, and one
could never count on the vents and portholes etc. to be sufficient.
Was the new owner fooled by the arrangement he found, or is it
sometimes done that way?
Fire caused by ceiling fan. A fire began this past Sunday in the
attic above a third floor apartment in a townhouse in DC, on Capitol
Hill, Investigators are looking at "an old [ceiling] fan as the
possible cause. Barak Obama lives in an apartment on the second
floor, but was home in Illinois with his family. The fire was
relatively minor, the FD said.
I have friends who leave their ceiling fans on whenver they go away.
I can see it in the winter I think, when it blows the warm air down to
the thermostat and saves fuel for any given setting of the thermostat
(although it could just be set lower, I would think),
but in the summer, when iirc they also leave the AC on even if they
are gone for a week, it seems like the fan just makes the AC run more.
The wife doesn't want the piano to dry out and crack, and has some
special electric thing in the piano. But it seems like there is no
point in running the ceiling fans. It just blows the warm air from
the ceiling down to the thermostat and makes it cool even more. OTOH,
on a one story house with basement, is there anything above 4 feet
high on the first floor that is damaged if it is 80 or 90 degrees up
Is there any good that comes from running the ceiling fans? IN the
summer? In the winter?