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If councils install gas boilers should they not also install CO detectors in council homes like they do

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KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Thu 16-Oct-08 11:52:21

with smoke alarms?

I mean what is the difference?

Both kill.

CO kills silently.

Every winter you hear stories. CO detectors aren't cheap. I'm assuming most council tenants will not put a priority on their purchase.

I bought one and it was 40 euro.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Fri 17-Oct-08 22:10:33


LadyOfWaffleIsScaryEnough Fri 17-Oct-08 22:12:04

Definatly should.

Kaplumbagadort Fri 17-Oct-08 22:12:56

I thought they had to put carbon monoxide detectors in now?
I had one installed about 2 yrs ago when they did the yearly gas checks.

misdee Fri 17-Oct-08 22:14:41

we had a CO2 detector in our council bungalow. also when the smoke detector died they sent someone out the same day to replace it as an urgent call.

we are now in a HA house. no smoke detector (has been disconnected from the mains for some reason) and no CO2 detector. we have to wait till thursday for an electrician.

fortunatly have a battery smoke alarm ourselves already.

am not impressed by our new HA.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Fri 17-Oct-08 22:16:06

I'm in Ireland. sorry should have specified.

They came out for their "annual" inspection (sorry if you died in the meantime) and I asked about it and he said, nope, people have to buy them themselves.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Fri 17-Oct-08 22:16:41

ha is housing authority? Is that council in uk?

misdee Fri 17-Oct-08 22:18:23

yes council in uk. HA is housing assicoiation. we have a mix of coucil properties and HA ones here.

I miss the council bungalow already sad the HA are just really bad at communication.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Fri 17-Oct-08 22:19:32

i can't believe they gave you a house without a smoke detector.

misdee Fri 17-Oct-08 22:21:28

i know. was a mutual exchange. was not overly impressed that it had been disconnected. and less impressed that we have to wait till thursday for a new one to be put in. there is a hole in my ceiling with wires in it, which the kids canreach from the stairs.

stretchmarkSCREAM Fri 17-Oct-08 22:22:48

We have one. Ours is council.

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