I learned to never run a car engine in a closed garage

It’s nice having a garage again after so many years living in a condominium. I was given a tiny storage shed in the parking garage, but otherwise I had nowhere to store and use my tools. With a two car garage, I have plenty of space to park my truck while still retaining space to not only store my tools, but to use them daily as well. I ended up buying a table saw for the first time in years. While I was living in a condo, I desperately wanted to resume my old woodworking hobby but I had no means to do so at the time. You can’t exactly get away with the noise from a saw through paper thin walls inside of a glorified apartment complex. I probably would have been fined for something like that after the third or fourth attempt. Now that I have a garage again, I am not holding back with buying new tools and gadgets to use with my woodworking hobby. I even have a chest full of wood stains, but I have to be careful with chemicals in the garage. My air conditioner’s air handler is mounted to the ceiling in here, and too many fumes will leak into the HVAC system while it cycles. This is the reason why you can’t leave a running car inside of a closed garage. Unfortunately, people have died from doing exactly this. There have been cases of elderly people accidentally leaving their cars running in their garages overnight. Even though their air conditioners are supposed to be airtight, this is never exact in practice. There are always weak points where air from the garage will inevitably leak into the system. The carbon monoxide from the car exhaust gets into the HVAC system and poisons the people inside the house without them realizing what’s happened. Sadly, they end up dying in their sleep.

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