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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:53 PM
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If your interested in knowing how much CO you are being exposed to, I would suggest buying a CO monitor/alarm. Living in a northern climate, with winter coming on and being faced with 3-4 months of not not being able to "open up the house" I decided to buy one. I got it at Wal-Mart for about $25. It has a digital display that shows CO in PPM.
What I found basically, is that one session (regardles of brand/type of coals) doesn't raise the CO level significantly however the level will stay raised for a long time and if you have multiple sessions, the CO level can become rather high.
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just dont smoke for 5 hours a day lol problem solved
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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just dont smoke for 5 hours a day lol problem solved
QFT I find that even 2 spaced out sessions a day is plenty for me.
Also keep in mind if you're drinking alcohol or caffeine, they both dehydrate you which can lead to some nasty headaches if you don't rehydrate properly. Its all about the upkeep, treat your body well and it won't hate on you too much.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:16 PM
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just dont smoke for 5 hours a day lol problem solved
LOL! True that but from what I've seen, CO levels can get rather high in much less time. For instance, when I got home from work today the CO level in the house was way below 30ppm (30ppm is considered normal). I smoked one bowl with two natural coals on it. The CO level peaked at 47ppm, which is still considered a safe level. The interesting thing is that I finished that session about 2 hours ago and the CO level is still at 43ppm. I know from experience that if I were to start another session using two or three natural coals, the CO level will get to over 60ppm, sometimes even 70ppm. At that level, the alarm starts to go off.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:37 PM
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it's interesting about lighting inside, i don't do it, but if you have to, and this is an assumtion, wouldn't it be best to do it under and exhaust fanm either bathroom or better yet kitchen. i was in a hotel with my dad and i was lighting them outside the window on the second floor and the smell would stilll blow in, however, he suggested that i do this under the bathroom exhaust fan, and beliveve it or not it did not let any smell into the room.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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i cant imagine why anyone would want to light a ql indoors. the smoke and smell are insane.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:46 PM
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I normally use naturals, but when I light ql indoors I do it by an exhaust fan and keep them by the fan until fully lit.
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it's interesting about lighting inside, i don't do it, but if you have to, and this is an assumtion, wouldn't it be best to do it under and exhaust fanm either bathroom or better yet kitchen. i was in a hotel with my dad and i was lighting them outside the window on the second floor and the smell would stilll blow in, however, he suggested that i do this under the bathroom exhaust fan, and beliveve it or not it did not let any smell into the room.
This is true.

If you have to light or burn anything, do it in the bathroom and turn the fan on. But don't forget to put a towel on the door if it's something real smokey...
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When I do QL's indoors I use a window fan with its highest exhaust setting, but the bathroom fan does a great job as well.
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