Don't want to start a debate - but I need one!!

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  1. Nigel&Debbie

    Nigel&Debbie Read Only Funster

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    After reading this months MMM, Mrs Davies has decided we need a gas detector when in France.

    Don't want to start a debate on whether it happens or not, but as most of us men would agree, when the Mrs says we need one there is no point arguing:Wink:

    So the question is what is the best type to buy, and where from (any Funsters discount available)

    Nigel
     
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    How about buying a set of Jim's flashing tyre thingies... stick one in an old yoghurt pot... stick it to the ceiling... and say it is a gas detector...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Already have these fitted - she would spot them:Smile:
     
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    Oh ....I see how you've been fooling me all this time :Angry: CHEEKY!

    But all women are not the same you see....a yoghurt pot :RollEyes: yeah right!:BigGrin:


    Frankie:Cool:
     
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    ...by the way... I think a carbon monoxide detector is a very wise thing to have in your motorhome and when I see one at a suitable price I will buy one...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Hi Nigel, don't trust those detectors, just get Debbie one of these mate:BigGrin:

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    the question is what gas do you want to detect. so far nobody knows so they havent made a detector.
     
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    Canary in a cage and a nice brass Davey lamp..... ah.. the nostalgic look!
     
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    No debate I know, but I saw that article and it looked genuine enough they were talking first hand but its the first time I have seen that it wasn't someone who had heard someone else, but I am afraid I am still not convinced. If it was full of gas how did the robbers get in:Eeek:
     
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    I'm sure the MMM article is surrounded with adverts for such a detector, with prices ranging from expensive to exorbitant, failing that Peter from Johns Cross will be along any time now.
     
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    No adverts in MMM. Hoping some Funsters can point me in right direction. Mrs D. says it is not open for debate, I must get something - otherwise it is expensive sites as opposed to proper aires . The cost difference in these will pay for detector in no time at all.
     
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    but which gas .
     
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    How about a couple of canaries, one at high level and one on the floor. This would not only find the gas it would also give you an indication whether to crawl or walk out safely. :thumb:
     
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    We have a very reliable one but does need re-charging often

    If they can keep 3 foot away it may fail but inside that range then they have no chance
     
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    i picked a new one up on ebay for about £10. detects lpg and other aerosol gasses. The BS about gassing suggests they use easy start or ethanol, so this would trigger the alarm as its an explosive gas.

    seriously though, you would need a very large quantity of gas to knock out the inhabitants of a motorhome, and far more than your average thief would carry about in their swag bag. thats why the royal college of anaesthetists say its highly improbable as it would be lethal to many people and there are zero reports of gassing deaths in motorhomes etc

    dont worry about it, as it is just a way of worrying people into buying overpriced detectors
     
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    loads of carbon monoxide gas detectors available - pick how much yiou want to pay!

    This detects carbon monoxide - recommended by British Gas....

    ebay item no: 220494573357
     
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    If the pilot on the fridge and water heater or the heater are on how is it there is no explosion , do the robbers know this because it wouldn't do them much good if a van exploded, but the mmm thing was a letter from the actual bloke and he reckons 3 vans were all done on the same night , I will try to find it
     
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    we still don't know if the op is referring to carbon monoxide or anaesthetic gas. ??

    I'm assuming anaesthetic gas?
     
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    with you

    I'm with you Bigone ref gassing
    A good friend of mine used to work for the NHS calibrating their machines/and valves etc for gasses (including those used in theatre) and he is of the opinion that the gassing scare is just that "A Scare"
    The thief would need to know a lot of details to even think about it. Volume of van, BMI for those inside, state of health so in my opinion it doesn't happen.
     
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