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LOW Tragedy = CO detectors

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I guess a couple of fishermen were overcome by CO on LOW. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

Hope everyone who stay's in houses either has or gets a battery operated CO detector. Whether it's vented or unvented, highly recomended to have one. Why take the chance.

? for the guides who rent houses on the lake. Are there CO detectors in any of the houses? I know some have louvers/vents and cracking a window works. But you never know, a window could get shut and louvers could get plugged/blocked.

Play it safe! I would still crack a window, because CO detectors could fail.

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AceintheHole

They should make it law that at least all rental houses have working co detectors in them. I don't think they were in a rental house. very sad could have been prevented

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Outdoorsman4Life

Just wondering were this happened and when. Sad story.

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Hatchman9

I don't know if they were in a rental, just wondering if rentals are equipped with them. My guess is that they go to good lengths to make sure CO poisoning is not an issue.

I found the story on the LOW forum.

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mike morris

I don't even care if the stove is ventilated. We have a detector in our house too, but always crack one or two windows just in case. It's just not worth the risk.

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mnhunter 3815

it happend on saturday they were found at 7:30 pm they were in there own sleeper.very sad deal.

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Quackaddict9

I always have some kind of vent that CO air can flow out and have some air flowed in, CO detectors wont do me good.

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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

I always crack a window in our sleeper. I don't rely on the co detector. Since most of the time while ice fishing, I am in a beer sleep. And everyone knows how well you wake up for noises when you are taking a beer nap.

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hanson

I keep my 2 windows cracked open an inch each all the time and have a working CO detector very near the furnace.

I have to change the batteries in my CO detector fairly often as it remains in the shack and the cold kills the batteries when I'm not there. Its one thing to have one, its another to make sure it is working properly!

Its a terrible tragedy what happened to the fellows on LOW but I hope we can learn what kind of furnace was in their shack, what kind of venting they had, etc. Even when something tragic like this happens, there are valuable lessons we can learn to prevent this from happening again.

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theicehooker

ALWAYS CRACK THE WINDOWS PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont care about the CO detector. I am not putting my life in the hands of an electronic device. NOT saying I wouldnt put one in as a safeguard. Just ALWAYS CRACK THE WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Random guy

We have vented heaters, CO detectors that are checked daily, we make sure all gas equipment is checked over with a fine tooth comb and we demand a window stays cracked at all times.

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muc33

Ditto on the windows being cracked and great to know Johnny that you guys do all the checking you do, piece of mind is a great thing to have while spending the night in someone else's shack, even when you are with a guide!

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Random guy

Today is a good example, we have a couple of house with young kids. One group has a four and two year old and another has preteen kids, how can you not make sure everything is as safe as it can be?

One thing to remember many of us have not heard the details of what took place to create such a tragedy. For all we know it could have been a non vented/tightly built ice house with a sunflower heater going wide open. All I have heard is two anglers passed due to CO.

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dashtek

Thanks Jonny. I am coming up with 8 guys to see you and Kelly this weekend. Glad to hear that the CO detectors exist in the shack (I thought they did from years past). We might be taking those beer naps and will rely on those and cracked windows. See you in about 48 hours.

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FishnBear

Don't forget about propane lights, I think that they put out more CO than some heaters.

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mnhunter 3815

they said it was a vented heater and the north west winds blew the fumes back into the house.

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