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How many people leave their fires unattended?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Shane, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. crow

    crow New Member

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    Ok., What is this X-10 you're talking about?
    I have a security alarm and it has a smoke alarm activated that is direct wired to the fire station to respond .

    I would love to be able to visually monitor my house from where-ever.
    Sometimes my dog does goofy things when he gets mad at me for leaving the house, and will drag things around the house. Shoes. Coats. Pillows. If he's really mad, he'll tear something up. Had lots of "pillow carnage " this year.
    Anyway, I have always worried that if he drags something combustable close to the stove...poof !
    Sounds paranoid . But if you saw the pillow carnage , you'd understand.

    Some people have nanny cams. I would love a dog/stove cam.

    If it weren't for my dog. I wouldn't hesitate to have the stove going in my absense. I just couldn't stand it if something happened to him that I could have prevented.

    It would suck to lose my house. But I think I would deal with that better than losing my dog.

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  2. roac

    roac New Member

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    x10.com
  3. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    That's cool, the x10.com thing. Great price. Can you get it without the blaring alarm? The alarm would scare my birds to death long before the house burned down.
  4. Scraper

    Scraper New Member

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    24/7 here as well. When temps get below 40 (which hasn't been often here in PA as of late) I've got 2 running. There isn't even a thought about leaving. They are the furnace.
  5. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    24/7 here since i moved in here 4 years ago. i don't even know what a full year of heating with the gas is like. not afraid, the stove has a thermostatic coil on the primary air, if it starts to get to hot it shuts down automatically
  6. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    Dont let that give you false security, if you get a chimney fire that heat coil wont stop it. Make shure that the chimney is clean and then there are no worries. In my opinion.
    Ryan
  7. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    I'll second that ^^^^^^

    If you pay attention to your chimney and keep it clean, you'll never get a chimney fire big enough to cause any problems. It might cost a few extra bucks to put in an easily-accessible cleanout, but worth every penny IMO.
  8. paulgp602

    paulgp602 Member

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    I do this too. Thats funny...
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