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Post Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:30 pm

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One time you made the remark that charcoal brickettes should not be used in a fireplace because they form carbon monoxide.

Would you please expand this comment you made and tell me just what happens and how it is so dangerous. It seems so "innocent" to do this!

Charles H. Burk in Pantego, Texas

Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:50 pm
phillyjazz well done
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Apparently an efficient means of suicide....
- Phillyjazz -

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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:28 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Good question, Charles!

I don't know an absolute answer but I wonder if a)charcoal gives off more CO during burning than wood does and b)charcoal smoke doesn't have the heat and velocity to properly exit through the chimney and therefore exits into the room. We've all seen the warnings to not do it but the science and reasoning seem to be a little harder to find.

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