Wood Stove Safety / House Fires and Carbon Monoxide
I was reading a thread a minute ago and felt a little spooked about the safety of my family in regards to house fires and Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
I installed a Quadrafire 7100 zero clearance woodburning fireplace last year.
Is this considered a pre-fab? I would think it is, but it seems to be built like a rock and has great clearances from the framing to the actual stove.
What would cause a house fire if I maintained the proper clearances when I installed the stove and if I keep my chimney clean (which I sweeped myself today! I was whining like a little girl up on that roof, I hate heights!!!!)
Also, I have a cheap carbon monoxide alarm that looks like a smoke detector, is this OK or should I invest in a good monitor for Carbon monoxide?
What are some of the problems on a unit like mine that would cause Carbon monoxide posining?