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Another CO poisoning

Apparently authorities couldn't find a defect with the furnace and the vehicle still had half a tank and a dead battery. I wonder if the alternator failed or was tampered with in the van which caused it to stall before emptying the tank?



  • MaxMercy
    MaxMercy Member Posts: 448
    Strangely, the furnace was also not running as it was cold in the house when they found the victims, yet the victims were lightly dressed suggesting the heat was working.. Too many questions to really know.
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,309
    A blocked vent? So, so regrettable.
  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 768
    What is the definition of authority? It might help if they would use someone with intelligence. If you can't figure out a CO problem after people have died, you are going to be pretty lousy at preventing before they happen.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 8,834
    If the vehicle had been running it would eventual consume enough of the oxygen that it could no longer run. probably cause a hard lockout of an appliance getting combustion air from that area too.
  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 768
    If the problem was from a car you would think the CO levels in the house would still be detectable even after a few days. We are talking tens of thousands of PPM