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Old 01-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #21
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One other thing that can set off the propane detector is passing gas. If you bring dogs along they as well as we will on occasion poot a bit. I have friends who have an old Basset hound that has set theirs off so often they installed a switch to the side of it so they can turn it off. Some might say that is not safe but I guess it was either that or stick a cork in the dog.
If you are awake, you will smell a propane leak before it reaches hazardous concentration IF you don’t have a medical condition where you cannot smell anything. And a quick glance at the alarm with its indicator light before going to bed would confirm whether or not the alarm is powered. I would therefore propose that putting the alarm on a switch may require a bit of caution, but I personally would not classify it as not safe.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:46 AM   #22
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One other thing that can set off the propane detector is passing gas. If you bring dogs along they as well as we will on occasion poot a bit. I have friends who have an old Basset hound that has set theirs off so often they installed a switch to the side of it so they can turn it off. Some might say that is not safe but I guess it was either that or stick a cork in the dog.
I had heard that. Also some cleaning products and Febreeze. I could definitely smell propane though.


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I checked the outside water heater vent area and there was water in the pan below the burner. Is that normal?

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:58 AM   #24
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I checked the outside water heater vent area and there was water in the pan below the burner. Is that normal?

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Yes as the water heats up it expands and some will be released by the pressure relief valve, doesn’t hurt anything.


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Yes as the water heats up it expands and some will be released by the pressure relief valve, doesn’t hurt anything.


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Perhaps another reason for a small accumulator tank...
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Yes as the water heats up it expands and some will be released by the pressure relief valve, doesn’t hurt anything.


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I thought so, just feeling a little jumpy! Totally makes sense since there's a pressure relief valve right above it. Thank you for the reassurance.

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On our previous 19 our propane detector went off and if you lifted the bench seat you could smell propane. I went outside to the water heater while it was going and could smell unburned propane there also. I observed the flame which was more yellowish then I liked. I shut down the unit and in the end discovered a few black flecks in the gas supply tube between the regulator and the propane jet, once this was cleaned along with the jet orifice and everything was reassembled all worked fine, no more propane smell.


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On our previous 19 our propane detector went off and if you lifted the bench seat you could smell propane. I went outside to the water heater while it was going and could smell unburned propane there also. I observed the flame which was more yellowish then I liked. I shut down the unit and in the end discovered a few black flecks in the gas supply tube between the regulator and the propane jet, once this was cleaned along with the jet orifice and everything was reassembled all worked fine, no more propane smell.


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Thanks for this. Very helpful.

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