Carbon Monoxide Myths - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family

 

Resources

Here are a number of resources to provide additional information about carbon monoxide, heat exchanger issues, contractor reliability, building codes and other stuff to help keep your family safe.

Angie's List  Find detailed reviews on roofers, plumbers, HVAC, house cleaners, dentists and more!
Better Business Bureau Check with the BBB in your area BEFORE you hire a contractor or repair company.
EPA CO Fact Sheet (pdf) Protect Your Family and Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, fact sheet
EPA IAQ & CO EPA Indoor Air Quality Discussion of Carbon Monoxide
CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission - Home Heating Equipment
CPSC CO Info

Carbon Monoxide Information Center (pubs)

CDC Centers for Disease Control - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Medline Plus CO Poisoning Medical information and general warnings about carbon monoxide

OSHA CO Health Topics

Direct Reading Guidelines

Permissible CO exposure levels by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Personal CO Monitor Carbon Monoxide Inspector - portable, waterproof, shock resistant, digital CO meter, continuous readout
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Pro-Tech carbon monoxide alarm with 5-yr battery, tamper-resistant mounting, low level digital readout.
Heat Exchanger Cracks Good pictures of heat exchanger cracks
Reputable Sources Industry information from various agencies and publications.  Direct links to the International Fuel Gas Code, heat exchanger tests and industry articles.
Flue Sizing Tables (pdf) AmeriVent Flue Sizing Tables
IFGC (pdf) International Fuel Gas Code - 2012 html
NFPA-54 2006 (pdf) National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1-2006, note that this is superceeded by the 2009 and 2012 editions.
Common Venting California Real Estate Inspection Association
Common Venting Gas Appliances, Casey & Stone
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