Carbon monoxide detectors and Jan 1 2007
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    Default Carbon monoxide detectors and Jan 1 2007

    Does anyone have theirs yet? I'm not sure (haven't researched it) if all states are requiring them, but in the state of IL (where I live) you are required by law to have one in your home as of Jan 1 2007.

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    my state don't require one, but i feel alot safer having one in my home. carbon monoxide is a silent killer, so you wouldn't know if oyu had it unless you had the detector.

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    Don't know what the rules are her in NY but we've had one for a couple years now. 3 smoke detectors & 3 fire extinguishers too. Safety first.

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    Hmm...I live in Illinois as well, and I haven't heard anything about this at all. I guess we're going to have to go get one!
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    While I agree that CO detectors are very good to have around, it galls me that government would mandate them. Don't lawmakers have anything better to do with their time and my money?

    BTW, we don't have one because we are all electric (no gas or propane). However, I need to get one for the rare occasion that we lose electricity and use propane heat. Thanks for the reminder!

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    not sure what the rules are here either. better find out!

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    I really need to get one of these. Haven't heard about mandatory order although

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    We have two. I had a coal stove, and we now have a propane log set so I still use them.

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    We don't have one because we have all electric heat and appliances in our apartment. When we were living in a house with gas heat, we had one on every floor, and one right outside the bedrooms. There was one occaision where it went off in the middle of the night, and probably saved our lives.
    If you don't have one in your home, and you have anything that is not electric, I strongly suggest you get one! They are very inexpensive, and sometimes your fire department or heat company will have rebates if you get one.

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