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Old 03-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Propane detector

My propane leak detecter went off today. There is no propane smell in the coach. This is on a 06 coach. Could there be a leak and no smell, could it be a failure of the detecter, does the detecter have to be replaced at a certain age? I would appreciate any info I can get.

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My propane leak detecter went off today. There is no propane smell in the coach. This is on a 06 coach. Could there be a leak and no smell, could it be a failure of the detecter, does the detecter have to be replaced at a certain age? I would appreciate any info I can get.

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They are sensitive to other odors such as perfume , hairspray and cooking. It could have been something other than propane however don't discount that it might be propane.
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As Cliff says, these detectors are sensitive to other things besides propane , but all the detectors, smoke, CO/CO2 & propane have a life span. Usually 5 years; should have production / expire date on the detector.
Also detectors can be thrown off by temp, and battery condition; I hope that it's not as cold where you are right now as what appears in your photo.
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As my lp detector approached five years it began to give false alarms every so often and then very often. At first I could vacuum it or use air to blow the dust out of it but then that no longer worked and I had to replace it.
Like Skip said mine had a replace by date on the side that was five years after date of manufacture.

Other posters have reported that a hair dryer blowing hot air into the area in the detector where the sensor is located can rejuvenate it but I haven't verified that.
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I hope that it's not as cold where you are right now as what appears in your photo.[/QUOTE]


We were under 6 inches of snow on Monday, but it is gone now.

I will check for an expiration date. There is an electronic air freshner near it, that could be the cause. It is in storage, but there is power to it and the propane is on for the furnace so it doesn't freeze up.

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If your house batteries are weak that will also cause the beeping.

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Glenn, spray deodorizer will set one off in heartbeat. It's probably about time to put a new in. I had to change mine out last year. It got to where it would off about 15 minutes after we started rolling. They're not terribly expensive or hard to change.
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