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Just sharing a recent experience as a bit of a PSA. I have a smallish shop and being a safety conscious fellow, have had a carbon monoxide detector from the get go. When I run the gas forge, I make sure I get some airflow. This weekend I was running a torch with a #6 rosebud pretty continuously and just happened to look at my CO detector and notice I was approaching 100 PPM. It never occurred to me that torch would be enough to start raising the levels in my shop. I quickly corrected that situation, but I thought this might be a good time to remind folks that if you don’t have a CO detector, it’s well worth the investment. Even if you are cautious, sometimes you’ll still get surprised.

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It's a good cautionary tale! Thanks for posting. Going to maybe get a CO alarm so you don't have to remember to look at it? 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Ha, I misspoke Frosty. I do have an alarm, I just happen to see the value before the actual alarm went off and clued me in to the issue.

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So, you're the kind of guy who looks at the alarm BEFORE it goes off eh. I guess that just makes the cautionary tale even better. Very good, I like your style.

Frosty The Lucky.

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