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Old 02-12-2008, 12:35 AM   #46
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ok galaxy. I got it wrong. Not a fan.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:27 PM   #47
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Candles are an interesting light source, what with all the natural flickering. And they light a bedroom nicely, with just the right amount of dim yellow to see your way around. But it turns out that if you have three big cheap candles burning overnight for several months, a light layer of soot will coat everything, without you noticing.

But more importantly, the soot will be drawn down to your furnace, where it will coat the dust filter so perfectly that the furnace will slowly lose the ability to move enough air to heat the house. The furnace will then run overtime, causing you to pay huge amounts in electricity (or whatever) to heat nothing in particular.

It will most evident that something is wrong when the outdoor air temperature goes down to 5 F overnight, so that you wake up freezing.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:28 PM   #48
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candles in the bedroom! Who'd do it???
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #49
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Put those little candles, in the aluminium discs, into a lantern in your bedroom and it's sooo nice. They burn slow and all the soot goes into and onto the glass and top/inside of the lantern - just clean same peridiocaly and you have a safe and romantic bedroom. I have open flame candles and an open fire in my lounge but in the bedroom I use a single lantern. It's so romantic and helps me navigate to my side of the bed without clunking against it whilst my wife is sound asleep.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #50
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Candles are an interesting light source, what with all the natural flickering. And they light a bedroom nicely, with just the right amount of dim yellow to see your way around. But it turns out that if you have three big cheap candles burning overnight for several months, a light layer of soot will coat everything, without you noticing.

But more importantly, the soot will be drawn down to your furnace, where it will coat the dust filter so perfectly that the furnace will slowly lose the ability to move enough air to heat the house. The furnace will then run overtime, causing you to pay huge amounts in electricity (or whatever) to heat nothing in particular.

It will most evident that something is wrong when the outdoor air temperature goes down to 5 F overnight, so that you wake up freezing.

Check for carbon monoxide, you just described in very great detail what everything looked like when my furnace broke and I was poisoned by the stuff (not greatly but enough)....please. Your furnace might be broken. Please have your furnace checked, fixed, and test for carbon monoxide. Asap. Your windows are probably closed...it's winter. Like mine were. Don't want to alarm you, but it's probably not the candles.

Please have your furnace checked by a professional. I did not do that and suffered greatly for it.


Just check it...I might be wrong and I might be right...

And please excuse my new dyslexia.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #51
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We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #52
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Check for carbon monoxide, you just described in very great detail what everything looked like when my furnace broke and I was poisoned by the stuff (not greatly but enough)....please. Your furnace might be broken. Please have your furnace checked, fixed, and test for carbon monoxide. Asap. Your windows are probably closed...it's winter. Like mine were. Don't want to alarm you, but it's probably not the candles.

Please have your furnace checked by a professional. I did not do that and suffered geratly for it.


Just check it...I might be wrong and I might be right...
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:05 PM   #53
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YES,YES. Cicero speaks volumes of facts. Please all of you check your immersion gas heaters and please make sure all gas, parafine, kerosone, methane, propane, butane etc appliances are well serviced. They can kill without doubt - make sure the exchaust gases go up the chimney/flue and not into you.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:14 PM   #54
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We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #55
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oh..all electric....K.
That's just a great description of what happened to me and all my stuff. Knee-jerk reaction. Moving along......

I'm glad you guys are so "in the know".....weird.

I don't get it?
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:33 PM   #56
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oh..all electric....K.
That's just a great description of what happened to me and all my stuff. Knee-jerk reaction. Moving along......

I'm glad you guys are so "in the know".....weird.

I don't get it?
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:53 PM   #57
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Sorry you all, pushed the wrong button first. I have had a carbon monoxide poisoing experience and I know what you went through and it is not good. I feel for you Cicero coz I had a fucking lumbar puncture and all the tests and all the time it was the fucking land owners blame. Check your installations please.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #58
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We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.
Ha HA nuf said!
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:15 PM   #59
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Not really...I still don't get it.

Must be an inside joke? Outside of the CO being wrong.....Aaah forget it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:20 PM   #60
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Yep, not everyone's a fan of HHGTTU you know.
And those poor souls can just move on quietly and won't be any the worse off for not getting it, will they? probably happier, in fact, as their dislike for the trilogy will not be awoken to make them crotchety.
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