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Old 07-12-2014, 01:54 AM   #11
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I copied this out of the manual for the propane detector. This is mounted into the wall below the space heater.
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MTI INDUSTRIES
PROPANE GAS ALARM
MODEL 30-442 AND 30-441
USER’S MANUAL
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This MTI Industries ™ propane gas alarm is listed by
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for use in recreational
vehicles. Other explosive gases detected but not tested by
Underwriters Laboratories include Acetone, Alcohol,
Butane, Gasoline all of which you may have in your
Trailer, Truck Camper, Van Camper or Motorhome.
When dangerous levels of propane gas (< 25% LEL) are
detected the alarm signal will activate. A reset/mute circuit
can be activated to temporally silence the alarm while you
ventilate.
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I have a separate Smoke and CO Alarm mounted above the dinette area. I it white and round and looks like your typical smoke detector.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:35 AM   #12
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Oh I thank you--after a long hectic night at work that set me giggling!!!
Guess thats why our cat would never come with us!
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:29 AM   #13
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Our cocker spaniel was crate trained and used to sleep under the double bed when camping with us. The propane / carbon monoxide detector was also under the double bed. Many times he set it off when he passed gas while sleeping. It did not seem to bother him, but was a surprise to us the first time it happened. It is easily solved by waving some air around the detector.

I would guess the detector can't tell the difference between propane [C3H8] and methane [CH4].

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Old 07-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #14
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I copied this out of the manual for the propane detector. This is mounted into the wall below the space heater.
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I have a separate Smoke and CO Alarm mounted above the dinette area. I it white and round and looks like your typical smoke detector.
Sorry, sorry, sorry... You are so right. My previous trailer had the propane and CO detector together. Fire and CO are battery operated on the wall. In fact, the instructions say "This is not a smoke/fire alarm. It is also not a carbon monoxide alarm."

On rereading I also see we are supposed to vacuum or dust it weekly and clean the cover weekly! This is required to keep it "in good working order." Glad this whole discussion came up and made me go read and refresh my aging memory!
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Mine went off once this spring.It was cold so had the furnace on quite often and the detector is under the bed /booth table .I always have it set up as a bed and store extra things under,so figure the detector wasn't getting enough air flow around it..Now I leave it clear in front and haven't had a problem since.
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Anna-Marie:

Good to hear, that was the goal.

Thanks.

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Old 07-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #17
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We had intermittent alarms on our dual CO/ Propane alarm in our 2012. Recently at the factory Reace changed out both the lower unit, which is now propane only and the upper unit which is now the dual CO/Fire alarm. No issues since. He did mention that the older dual (lower) alarms had issues and that we could still possibly expect an alarm on the new dual (upper) detector. Been quiet since!

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My 2009 17B has a separate CO detector (hard wired) which is adjacent to the rear center overhead cabinet. The smoke detector is high on the bathroom wall that faces front. I've had the smoke alarm go off when using the furnace initially, but all has been ok since. The downside is that it is hard to find a hardwired CO only detector. Plus they are a bit pricey.
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