Is it normal to smell natural gas near water heater?

On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:41:00 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Getting more common - Co detectors are now MANDATORY in any living space in Ontario, joining smoke detectors. Many Co detectors are combination natural gas detectors. $63 is about the average cost. Likely more like $40 yankee bucks.
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On 11/12/2014 8:36 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

New York State passed some thing about monoxide detectors, about five to ten years ago. So, it's aparently favored by socialist governments in the US, also.
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At least it is natural gas, which is lighter than air and dissipates, instead of propane which pools on the floor until it reaches an ignition source.
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On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:36:54 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Years ago my brother gave me a CO detector for my birthday. He always finds good things to buy, that I don't even realize would be good**
I don't remember how the problem started. but the loud CO alarm woke me up one night. I opened the window and turned off the oil furnace. It was a cold night, and after a while I was torn whether to shut the window again, so I could go to sleep. But I didn't want the big sleep.
The alarm wasn't alarming, but I think I had a slight headache and didn't want to take chances. But it was getting cold quickly. After 20, 25 minutes I shut the window and went back to sleep.
Next day called the furnace guy. He took off the 6" stove pipe leading to the chimney. A two-inch doughnut made of nothing but soot!!!. Leaving only 2 inches in the middle for the exhaust. That's 1/4 the intended cross-section.
BTW, there's a story running around that oil furnaces can't make CO. NOT true.
**He also gave me an electronic stud finder. My brother doesn't do home repairs. I wonder how he even thought of that. My reaction was, I'll never use it, but I used it over and over and over agains.

Wow. The difference has grown. Last I noticed, I think 93c US was a
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It's more than the difference in the buck (right now in the 88 cent range).A lot of that type of stuff is just plain cheaper in the USA even taking exchange into consideration. I guess having a market ten times the size of the Canadian market has something to do with it??
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On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:51:50 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Hmmm. I guess there's a lot about marketing and economics that I don't know.
I know a lot of electronics products made in Japan, or at least made by Japanese companies in countries near them, are cheaper in the US than in Japan. But I thought that had to do with Japanese taxes or something.
(I don't know what prices are like in China, or how many Chinese can afford to buy their products, even at US prices.)
I would think one could treat Canada as any 30 million person section of the US. Most chains in the US don't cover the whole country, or if they do like the mail-order catalog, I mean webpage, of Sears, they are still just one of many buyers. .
Does NAFTA only affect things made in the US, Canada, and Mexico, and not how Chinese or Japanese companies exporting here elate to us?
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micky posted for all of us...

You could have called the fire dept (I responded to many of these calls). If you had symptoms (which you seem to allude to) you would have gotten EMS.
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wrote:

Well you can go into any Target store in the USA, then come up to Canada and go to a Target store, and the prices will shock you. Same with book stores. Even when out dollar was up to $1.15, a book that sold for $8.99 in US stores was $14.99 here.
Part of it is taxes, but definitely not all of it.
Part of it is the fact that to sell any product in Canada it MUST have both english and french on the lable, and have all instructions and warnings in both languages - so they can't just toss a box across the border from Detroit to a store in Windsor, or from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:23:20 -0500, Stormin Mormon

You don't need to worry about gas leaks or Co poisoning in your drafty trailer.
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On 11/13/2014 5:45 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

> or Co poisoning in your

I presume you're willing to bear the full replacement value and medical expenses, should such occur?
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On Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:09:55 PM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Medical expenses? I never take a trailer to the doctor. Just shoot it and drive on.
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On 11/14/2014 8:32 AM, TimR wrote:

You must be from Texas?
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:44:23 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Well, I'm shocked and I didn't even have to get out of my chair, let alone drive to Target.

What a shame. Other than safety warnings, I don't think products sold in the US have to have any English on them at all. Maybe in some states safety warnings of some sort may have to be in Spanish too.
A lot of instruction manuals etc. inside the box are now in English, Spanish, and French, And the polycarbonate I bought that was made in the US had instructions in English, Spanish, French, and German. (I hope they don't know something about the Western Hemisphere that I don't know.) The polycarbonate made by Saudi Arabia, had almost no text, just graphics. The only text was a web page, which said nothing about how to use polycarbonate.
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On Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:13:21 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Why waste a bullet - all that does is add another hole.
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snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca posted for all of us...

+1 claire (snicker)
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