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  • Dan Holohan Dan Holohan @ 2:46 PM
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  • Jean-David Beyer Jean-David Beyer @ 5:09 PM
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    Does this explanation make sense?

    "Police claim the cause of the carbon monoxide poisoning was a faulty
    boiler and the extreme temperatures in Vienna on Sunday. The high
    temperatures in the apartment are thought to have put the gas boiler
    under pressure.
  • Mark Eatherton Mark Eatherton @ 8:56 PM
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    No, it doesn't make any sense...

    As Jim has pointed out, those who are charged with providing fire protection services are in DIRE need of education as it pertains to carbon monoxide producing appliances.

    They are great at putting out fires, but not so good at determining where, when and why CO has been produced...

    The need for education is constant.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 12:09 PM
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    Can't say "Only in America" on this one

    but "you can't fix stupid" still applies. These guys really don't know what's going on, so they have no business blaming the boiler that way.
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  • Dan Holohan Dan Holohan @ 5:33 PM
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    this is a Euro-boiler. I don't know which one (there are many), but I'm wondering if there could be something going on that has to do with venting and high ambient temperatures that we Americans don't yet know. It's unusual to have such high temps over there and they have way more new boilers than we have, especially in the U.K.

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  • Plumdog Plumdog @ 7:50 PM
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    Well, isn't that wierd?

    Extreme heat put the "boiler under pressure"??? I'd kinda like to know what really happened. If the boilers were firing to supply Domestic Hot Water and maybe some type of HVAC/Ventilating system of bad design was creating negative pressure within the mechanical room then CO could be spread thruout the building. Or, SOMEONE did not put the access panels back after changing filters! 
  • icesailor icesailor @ 8:31 AM
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    Keep It Simple Stupid.
    The environmental conditions in North America are the same in Europe. The cause is something stupid.
    Any fan has the ability to cause backflow. We plumbers deal with it all the time.
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