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Old 09-11-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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pro-tector brand ?

There is a box on the front of my dinette with an on and off switch and a red light to show its running. The brand is protector with tector underlined. Is this a propane leak detector? My rig is a 33 foot 85Coachman Mallard . I fulltimein a New Hampshire campground and just replaced my little 17 footer. Needed heat this morning and wanted to make sure I'm safe.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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That sounds like it is the stove working?
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Stove and hot water are working, furnace is blowing cold at the moment although it worked perfectly yesterday. I'm going to check the sail switch as this rig sat for a long time before I purchased it. Maybe I've got a critter in there. The box is a propane detector?
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Just try to cycle it a few times might have air that needs to get out that happens when change out tanks
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Is it going through the start up procedure and trying to start can you hear the sparking inside the burn chamber
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There is a box on the front of my dinette with an on and off switch and a red light to show its running. The brand is protector with tector underlined. Is this a propane leak detector? My rig is a 33 foot 85Coachman Mallard . I fulltimein a New Hampshire campground and just replaced my little 17 footer. Needed heat this morning and wanted to make sure I'm safe.
Pictures would help...

Does switching it between "on" and "off" make any difference in the functioning of any of your systems?
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Protector is a brand of LP gas detector by Atwood.
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If your coach is an 85, then it's no longer functional, Oh it may turn on the gas valve, but as an explosive gas detector it is way, way way past it's expiry date of 1990. You should replace.

Just so you know.

Personal theory, they last a bit more than 5 years, but ... 23 is pushing it.
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If your coach is an 85, then it's no longer functional, Oh it may turn on the gas valve, but as an explosive gas detector it is way, way way past it's expiry date of 1990. You should replace.

Just so you know.

Personal theory, they last a bit more than 5 years, but ... 23 is pushing it.
They're like tires, they need to be replaced every five or so years.
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Thanks for the responses, i will get a new lp detector just to be sure. The furnace came on last night and it wasn't freezing in here this am but it still seems to be blowing out cool air at times. I did turn it on and off quite a few times and it does blow hot sometimes. I personally don't mind it being cool in here but the old Chihuahua does not agree so I pulled out the oil filled radiater and it's now pretty toasty.
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