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Old 12-24-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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Running furnace in a garage

Got a big crowd coming for Christmas. Myself and one or two of my grandkids are sleeping in the motor home, which is parked in a fully enclosed garage. May get down to zero for a few nights, so would like to run the furnace if necessary to augment my space heaters. Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide with the garage door closed or should I open it a bit? Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas to everyone🎄🎄


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Old 12-24-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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I would be concerned. Get electric heater and plug it in. Much safer choice. Why risk it. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer.

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Old 12-24-2015, 05:25 PM   #3
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Even with door open, Do not run the furnace in a garage. Use an elect space heater and lots of blankets or sleeping bag.
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Do NOT run the furnace in a garage. Door open or not. The wind could blow the exhaust in just as easily as out. Use electric heat only. Don't take a chance on someones life, please!
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:26 PM   #5
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Yes you should be concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning as the garage is a closed space where the gas can build up and infiltrate the trailer. I would not even run it with the garage door fully open as the wind could still cause the fumes to stay in and build up in the garage.
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I would be concerned. Get electric heater and plug it in. Much safer choice. Why risk it. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer.
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Don't use the furnace in the garage...electric only is much safer
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:37 PM   #7
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X 50 Do not run any gas items in a garage. If it is an attached garage the CO could migrate into the home. As stated this is a silent killer.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:34 PM   #9
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Furnace will remain off!!


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Old 12-24-2015, 07:40 PM   #10
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I would pull the fuse as well - don't want the kids firing it up by accident.
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