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bluegreencanal

Carbon monoxide

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I'm asking about this as I live near a boat where charging by generator is done. My co alarm is working. My vents on the front door are huge and at least once the alarm went off when it was windy possibly because of the fire smoke blowing in. I'm interested mainly as I need a generator myself and don't wish to be a nuisance. What can I do?

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7 minutes ago, bluegreencanal said:

I'm asking about this as I live near a boat where charging by generator is done. My co alarm is working. My vents on the front door are huge and at least once the alarm went off when it was windy possibly because of the fire smoke blowing in. I'm interested mainly as I need a generator myself and don't wish to be a nuisance. What can I do?

Use a diesel rather than a petrol engine generator - lots, lots less Co from a diesel.

 

You could always go for a built-in water cooled 'proper' boat generator but you won't get much change from £10,000

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We already have a line of boats -three using petrol. Is it true co can be emitted between 6 and 10 m away at dangerous levels?

18 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Use a diesel rather than a petrol engine generator - lots, lots less Co from a diesel.

 

You could always go for a built-in water cooled 'proper' boat generator but you won't get much change from £10,000

I'll look into these. Thanks

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11 minutes ago, bluegreencanal said:

We already have a line of boats -three using petrol. Is it true co can be emitted between 6 and 10 m away at dangerous levels?

In the open air that is an unanswerable question - wind strength, wind direction, moist air etc etc will all affect it.

 

Unlike (say) petrol fumes or LPG which are heavier than air, so collect in bilges, cabins, etc until it reaches a level when it goes 'BANG', Carbon Monoxide is roughly the same weight as air, so it can just 'float about' the same as air and depending on the conditions it can totally disperse (to 'safe levels') or just 'hover around', or even, if doors or windows are open, blow into your boat.

 

If I had 2 or 3 boats close & upwind of me running generators I'd certainly be moving.

Edited by Alan de Enfield

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