Smoke & your kids.

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Smoke & your kids.

Postby I Think » Aug 25th, 2015, 7:15 am

Please try to keep your kids (especially babies) out of the smoke.
The smoke is bad for us adults but is hell on young growing lungs,
A known carcinogen wood smoke shortens the lives of those who cook over open wood fires.
Turning on your furnace fan will help, or taping a furnace filter to a box fan helps too.
Try to keep those young lungs healthy, indoor games, books and the internet are much better options than running around in smoke.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby Symbonite » Aug 25th, 2015, 5:47 pm

dont worry most kids dont go outside anyways. But thats a whole other topic.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby GordonH » Aug 25th, 2015, 5:52 pm

Symbonite wrote:dont worry most kids dont go outside anyways. But thats a whole other topic.


Yep, as kids we did not want have to go inside. lol
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby Queen K » Aug 25th, 2015, 5:53 pm

I was going to ask, "how are people coping with the on-going smoke issue"?

I'm keeping my cat indoors, much to her distress.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby tsayta » Aug 25th, 2015, 6:05 pm

More smoke in my house than out
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby GordonH » Aug 25th, 2015, 6:08 pm

No smoke in my home, of course no windows open and doors only coming or going. AC unit is set on recycle so no outside draw.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby I Think » Aug 25th, 2015, 6:40 pm

We are pretty much closed up, with a box fan and filter cleaning the air.
Worked outside yesterday for a couple of hours, but my respirator is not a very good one so had to quit.
Again today for an hour with no respirator but had to give it up.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby Star Light » Aug 25th, 2015, 7:34 pm

Queen K wrote:I was going to ask, "how are people coping with the on-going smoke issue"?

I'm keeping my cat indoors, much to her distress.


Adult Daughter was suffering headache & sore throat a number of days back, is okay now. Rest of the Family is holding up rather well, things being what they are re: the smoke.
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby dodgerdodge » Aug 25th, 2015, 8:13 pm

GordonH wrote:No smoke in my home, of course no windows open and doors only coming or going. AC unit is set on recycle so no outside draw.


Where does the outside draw come from? My furnace is inside as are all return air vents where draw occurs. The outside unit is only connected to inside unit by the refrigerant lines or am i missing something?
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby tsayta » Aug 25th, 2015, 8:24 pm

Maybe it recirculates. I suppose if the furnace isn't on then you don't need outside combustion air?
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby GordonH » Aug 25th, 2015, 8:26 pm

GordonH wrote:No smoke in my home, of course no windows open and doors only coming or going. AC unit is set on recycle so no outside draw.

dodgerdodge wrote:Where does the outside draw come from? My furnace is inside as are all return air vents where draw occurs. The outside unit is only connected to inside unit by the refrigerant lines or am i missing something?

My A/C is wall unit, so either its set to take air from outide or inside. So outside draw would bring smoke filled air into my home.
Does clear that up for you
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby LTD » Aug 25th, 2015, 8:33 pm

just one day after another for me and the normal folks that aren't gonna die if they go outside into the smoke I guess you can tell who was coddled as a child lol its really not that bad people
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby dodgerdodge » Aug 25th, 2015, 10:27 pm

GordonH wrote:My A/C is wall unit, so either its set to take air from outide or inside. So outside draw would bring smoke filled air into my home.
Does clear that up for you


Oh well that is totally different then, i thought you were talking about furnace A/C
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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby ferri » Aug 26th, 2015, 8:32 am

a few people that are living in the fire areas are building air purifiers and they say really help a lot!

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Re: Smoke & your kids.

Postby I Think » Aug 26th, 2015, 8:38 am

Yep, been saying that on Castyournet for 3 days now.
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