Smoke & your kids.

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Smoke & your kids.

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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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dont worry most kids dont go outside anyways. But thats a whole other topic.
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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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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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More smoke in my house than out
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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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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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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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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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Maybe it recirculates. I suppose if the furnace isn't on then you don't need outside combustion air?
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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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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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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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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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Yep, been saying that on Castyournet for 3 days now.
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