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Date:         Tue, 14 Mar 2006 18:33:39 -0500
Reply-To:     JP <jpbeauch@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         JP <jpbeauch@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Thoughts on Mr. Heater Buddy?
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Common, what about common senses here? Westfalia are not air tight as a new built house. I've been using this heater a couple of time here in cold weather (up north Canada) and I'm still alive. It works perfectly and shut off itself if it falls down. The reason is won't shut otherwise is pretty obvious to me, there is still plenty of fresh air in the Westfalia. Those thing works great.



Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 20:55:21 -0800 From: Shawn Wright <swright@ZUIKO.SLS.BC.CA> Subject: Re: Thoughts on Mr. Heater Buddy?

I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, so I will: many CO detectors designed for household use may not react quickly enough to protect you in a small space like a Vanagon. I recall reading on my household unit how it 'learns' the patterns in your environment so that it can detect anything outside the norm, since in a house with several gas appliances (or even a wood fireplace), there will often be trace amounts of CO. Just something to consider before placing too much faith in the detector. For me, I wouldn't even consider sleeping with one of these - that's what down sleeping bags are for! And in the morning, coffee works for me! :-)

I'm still holding out for an Espar.

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