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Old 02-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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I got gas !!!

According to my new propane detector, I have gas in the MH. I am convienced there is not a leak. It goes off even if the gas is shut off at the tank. What are the odds of the new detector being bad?

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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it will beep from low voltage.did you hook it up right? just a thought!
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Also, have you done any painting or used adhesives in the RV. Sometimes they will trip a propane detector.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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It is "hardwired" to a DC supply (house battery) and the voltage is good. I haven't painted or glued anything in almost 2 weeks -- and have aired it out.

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LP and other similiar detectors should usually be replaced at around 5 yrs old. I believe some smoke detectors are rated for 10 yrs.
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Just a side note, I doubt it applies here, bug repellent will send an LP detector into fits as well.
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Spilled beer did it to us a few years ago. And I have to replace a detector which was around a year old about the same time.
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According to my new propane detector, I have gas in the MH. I am convienced there is not a leak. It goes off even if the gas is shut off at the tank. What are the odds of the new detector being bad?

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Try changing the battery in your smoke detector. I know it sounds weird but some early units had the smoke detector and gas leak detector hooked together
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Had to change mine at about 4 years, it kept going off.
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Sounds like an old detector going bad. Common sense tells you that if you shut off the gas and still get a warning, something ain't right. Of course the tank could have a pin hole,but you should be able to smell that.
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