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Old 07-02-2016, 03:03 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
Exactly my thought, Bob. The manufacturer told me minute concentrations of hydrogen could set it off when I specifically asked about hydrogen.
Before too long I'm going to go with AGM, or Gel, one that off gases less. It's just hard to toss out $300 worth of perfectly good batteries to buy $600 worth of AGM's.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:56 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Sandyb12 View Post
It started beeping yesterday morning and again this morning. I turned on the fan on the ac and a little fan sitting on the floor pointed at it. So far it has not beeped anymore. It is very hot here right now and it will be for four more months. May just need to keep the air flowing around in there.

Is there a fuse I could pull to stop till? I did not see it listed on the panel.
No. It's hardwired in. Even though I put a quick disconnect plug on mine, it is under the seat. When I get a chance, I am going to put a readily accessible seith on it so I don't have to remove cushions, etc., to quickly silence it.

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Old 07-02-2016, 07:10 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
No. It's hardwired in.
It's hardwired, but are you saying it's on circuit run direct to the battery or converter output without a fuse for protection, Carl?
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It seems the environment is not pure enough for these wide band sniffers to function properly. If they detect fumes from other sources they are not really ready for prime time. If battery acid sets it off move the detector away from the battery. If formaldehyde from paneling and plywood sets it off move the detector outside
I remember when GFCI circuit interrupters first came out. They were false tripped by lunar phasing, fog, and gravitational pull. We couldn't use them. Smoke detectors followed the same way, with millions of users disconnecting them. Technology marches along and at a certain point the item becomes usable or becomes obsolete. The idea of a propane gas detector is a sound one that could potentially save many lives, but it has to function without creating a burden for the user. In a fixed land based home the plumbing can be tested when completed and for the most part will function indefinitely. Our moving homes are rockin and a rollin, so you can envision leaks developing over time. Perhaps we should have two detectors armed all the time until one acts up. If both act up you better investigate why. I would also keep batteries away from the detectors. Acid could corrode the sensor, not just false alarm.
Our home CO alarm recently went bad and needs replacement. I guess those sensors get contaminated and act up. Our furnace is 39 years old, so the detector is a good idea, or maybe a necessity.
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:45 PM   #25
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I bought a carbon monoxide detector and then I did the wiser thing and replaced the 35 year old furnace. Didn't want to do that in a house that will be torn down when sold, but I wanted to be alive to sell it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:11 PM   #26
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I have replaced the propane detector in our motorhome once, when it started to false alarm at the expected age. No problems otherwise, with lots of cooking in the RV. Okay, it's a bigger space than an Escape, but nothing like the size of a house; they don't all have problems.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:34 AM   #27
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I believe the propane detector also beeps when there is low voltage, at least it did in one of my trailers. I'd have a volt meter plugged in and monitor it during the beep sessions.

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