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Old 01-07-2014, 07:39 AM   #29
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26 at my house here in Gainesville. We were lucky, it did not get as cold as expected. Please be careful wherever you are. Hope things get better for those up north. I ere Top Of Georgia is at or about zero degrees. Can't imagine below zero temps. Be well. Jim
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:02 AM   #30
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Looks like 18 is the low here this morning. Awful cold for South Texas! I don't like it.
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26 at my house here in Gainesville. We were lucky, it did not get as cold as expected. Please be careful wherever you are. Hope things get better for those up north. I ere Top Of Georgia is at or about zero degrees. Can't imagine below zero temps. Be well. Jim
Zero sounds about right for last night. We were at 10 degrees here in Possum Holler when I got up to go to work this mornin' about a hundred miles south as the crow flies. It were jes' plain cold, as Granddaddy used to say. And this is Georgia, not one of those Northern Provinces.

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:38 PM   #32
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I walked ten minutes to work this morning, in -25C (-13F). When I arrived, I couldn't feel my fingertips, despite wearing insulated gloves.

I went home at lunchtime and picked up my Snowgoose, the heavy arctic model I used to wear up in Nunavut - it's supposed to keep you alive down to -40. I hadn't worn that jacket in years, but today I was glad I had kept it.



Iqaluit Airport. Also -40 that day.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #33
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"Carbon monoxide is not heavier than air. The diffusion of carbon monoxide in air is relatively even, meaning that a source of carbon monoxide can distribute the gas evenly throughout the room and house. When installing a carbon monoxide alarm, choose a location where the alarm will stay clean, and out of the way of children or pets. See User's Manual for specific installation requirements."

Propane is heavier than air and will pool near the floor.
You're sure? CO generally comes into your vehicle from some leak in the undercarriage. The boys that are sleeping on the floor of your car will get it first, then the girls that are in the back seat. You'll be last because you are higher and driving. Go ahead and quote the "experts", or look up the news.
Today there were two teens found in a car in Fernely, NV. not found in time. You won't feel CO poisoning, just maybe you can't think through something, it goes in circles, Maybe you'll notice faces flushing, maybe sweating for no reason, maybe hard to breath,
Your turn. yes, that is a flame. "but it diffuses equally in air"
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Carbon monoxide has a RMM (relative molecular mass) of 28, which is slightly lighter than air - it weighs about 97% of air (on average).

As a result, carbon monoxide will not pool on the ground, but will be distributed more or less evenly, depending on airflow and air movement.
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Just an FYI. For the last several decades, FMVSS requires that 15% of auto interior air be exchanged per minute. Even if you have the climate control off, the blower is running very slowly (can't even hear it). It is much more difficult to get CO inside the modern cars. It can happen, but an unlikely set of circumstances must occur.
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Greetings fellow winter full-timers.



Been really cold here in the Missouri Ozarks.

Weather reports predict that the worst is over. Should be in the mid 40s low 50s by weeks end.



I thought I had my frozen external water issues licked. This morning I awoke with no running water. My external water lines are heavily insulated, heat wires

on frost free rv pump and water line to my Airstream. My Excella is skirted with 1/2 inch insulation boards, I also placed a light underneath my rig for extra warmth. I also have two bales of straw covering my external water lines and around the base of the frost free pump.



I think my water line is freezing where the line connects to the Airtream.

Knowing this could be the weak point in my line I added extra insulation around this area.



I will be full-timing the entire winter. Any thoughts on how to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated.





Stay warm out there!!



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Mark, if you are hooked up to services, a short term fix to minor freezing is to leave a cold water tap running just fast enough to prevent the inlet or discharge from freezing. Works in a pinch. Jim
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Carbon monoxide has a RMM (relative molecular mass) of 28, which is slightly lighter than air - it weighs about 97% of air (on average).

As a result, carbon monoxide will not pool on the ground, but will be distributed more or less evenly, depending on airflow and air movement.
What happens when you have poor incomplete combustion of gasoline in a cold gas engine, so the CO might be attached to a bunch of heavy C8 octane, Wouldn't that be heavier than air? I can understand burning clean C4 propane just gives a clean light weight CO and HOH, but seems that a dirty burn with gasoline could come out heavy. The instance I was referencing was a lady put her kids in the car in Wichita, drove to Salina and found the boys on the floor didn't make it, but the girls in the seat didn't die. That was late 1987 or '88, maybe '82 I think, cant' find it by google. Clean lab chemistry doesn't usually represent real (or dead) situations.
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