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Old 02-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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83 Pace Arrow CORRECTED propane detector with valve control

Well it goes to prove, that sometimes when you are too stupid to know first when to give up and to understand you really don't know what you are doing sometimes pays off.

Today I pulled the propane detector with valve control and hooked it up to an external 12 volt source and after playing with it for hours I determined that it was indeed working, I tested it, it activated the light came on and the power source gave the solenoid the 9plus volts it needed to open and then reduced it back to 1.7 volt to maintain the valve open. I reinstalled it and it again failed, I removed it and ran the same test as before, and again it worked the same correct fashion so I again reinstalled it but this time I ran a jumper ground wire and it lit up again as it did when I had it hooked up to the external source and I determined it was missing a ground wire, so I took a jumper wire and connected it to the negative side of my water pump and it worked again. So somewhere in the mess I some how dropped a ground wire and once I added the jumper wire it all worked as it did when I bought it. So being to stupid to know what I was doing, corrected the problem. My propane detector with valve control is again working as spec. I do how ever think that the propane sniffer may not be working because running a butane lighter not lit in front of it with no flame did not turn the system off, so it looks as if that part of the system may be dead but I guess for now I will buy a good gas detector and wire it as a separate component.
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That's how you learn, trial and error. Save yourself some $$$.
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I read somewhere where the life of the detectors was 5 or 6 years. Mine are that old and working fine.....
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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Just my way I guess

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I must admit that I have a real problem, of not letting something get me, and I seem to want to beat that dead horse until well I wear out, and this was to be my final attempt being I had already decided this would fail and I would just by past the solenoid n and forget about the stock system, sometime it woks out for me, other time not so well I sometime end up creating more of a mess and or problem, but I normally know nothing about thing before I tackle them because everything I now know is self taught and most of the time it is by trial and error, and I am thrilled it woke out for me this time, I know of no other way to test the doctor and it it doesn't t work I will leave it in place and merely install a new and improve one, maybe one of those combination detectors, that runs on a battery unless I can find one that I can hard wired in the same location next to ti unit, but I guess time will tell.

This unit looks as if it may have been replace at least one being it was wired it with with connector.
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I only take my coach to the tire shop, everything else I do myself. I read and read until I understand how to repair something, then I attack. Works every time.
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