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TODAY SHOW this AM big mistake on leaving oven doors open to get heat

Tim McElwain
Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,481
That is something that should never be done let alone a major network show promoting it and encouraging people to do so.

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  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 863
    Really!!!? this is SOOOOOO irresponsible of the network, I hope they are getting some major kickback or this, so much liability, I bet the lawyers are having a fit right about now.
  • jaywills2010
    jaywills2010 Member Posts: 2
    delta T said:

    Really!!!? this is SOOOOOO irresponsible of the network, I hope they are getting some major kickback or this, so much liability, I bet the lawyers are having a fit right about now.

    The lawyers probably don’t even know that you shouldn’t do that lol.

    delta T
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,936
    Where does the oven heat go if you keep the door shut?
    DocfletcherGrallert
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    Is there a link Tim?
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,481
    @ratio it hopefully it has a vent hood which allows the products of combustion and heat to escape out the range hood. If not then it goes into the living space and they better have CO detectors. Ovens are one of the major producers of CO in space were folks live. Most other appliances are not directly located in the living space. I have seen ovens produce 2500 PPM of CO.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    If it’s is. I’m not seeing anything about recommending to use the oven to heat the space. They say don’t.
  • Leonard
    Leonard Member Posts: 903
    Might be talking about electric ovens, but even then ovens aren't designed for continuous use.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,859

    I have seen ovens produce 2500 PPM of CO.

    Me, too. I hope the network has errors/omissions insurance- they'll need it.
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  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,481
    @Gordy it was Al Roker and the other co-hosts that mentioned on yesterdays (Tuesday) morning TODAY Show. They should read there own recommendations.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,481
    edited January 2019
    @Leonard they specified gas ovens on the show.
    Leonard
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,064
    Could be a teachable moment for a pro like Tim to reach out to them and get them straightened out :)
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    Gordy
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,481
    I sent them an e-mail yesterday but have not heard from them.
    Jean-David Beyer