You can not put them where ever you want
Originally Posted by mel s
You can put them wherever you want... but to be most effective at detecting propane gas they should be installed as close to the floor as possible.... (and in the area where the propane fired appliances are located/used).
. there are many conditions for maximum performance or lack there off. Mounting the CO and Gas alarm should depend on the type of explosive gas you intend to detect. As I stated previously you should follow the Manufacturers instructions for every device.
If you are a user of natural gas, mount your CO and Gas alarm high on the wall (no closer than six inches from the ceiling) to ensure the earliest opportunity to detect a natural gas leak.
If you are a user of propane, mount your CO and Gas alarm near
the floor to ensure the earliest opportunity to detect a propane
Improper location can affect the sensitive electronic components
in any alarm detection device. To avoid causing damage to the unit, to provide optimum performance, and to prevent unnecessary nuisance alarms:
• Do not install in kitchens, garages or furnace rooms that may expose
the sensor to substances that could damage or contaminate it. this could also include such thing as air sprays and other gas propelled cleaning spray containers.
• Do not install in areas where the temperature is colder than 40°F
(4.4°C) or hotter than 100°F (37.8°C) such as crawl spaces, attics,
porches and garages and consider your MH as an outside place where the product may not perform when freezing or when closed up baking in the sun.
• Do not install within 5 ft. of heating or cooking appliances. (many manufacturers recommend 15 ft. to prevent nuisance alarms).
• Do not install near vents, flues, chimneys or any forced/unforced air
ventilation openings. especially confined spaces and spaces like the ceiling of the MH present an obstacle to placement with both air conditioning vents and powered fan vents.
• Do not install near ceiling vent fans, doors, windows or areas directly exposed to the weather. Again consider all the options in your MH.
• Do not install in dead air spaces, such as peaks of vaulted ceilings or
gabled roofs, where CO or gas may not reach the sensor in time to
provide early warning. Consider in your MH the closed spaces between the sleeping area and main saloon with any type of door closed between those locations indicate needing multiple devices.
• Do not install this unit near deep-cell large batteries. Large batteries
have emissions that can cause the alarm to perform at less than optimum
performance. Also these gas are corrosive and will affect the electronics.
• Do not obstruct the vents located on the alarm. Do not place the
alarm where drapes, furniture or other objects block the flow of air to
the vents. This is not much of a problem in a MH but could be.
• Do not install 117 VAC battery backed units on a switched or dimmer-controlled outlet. Only will affect those MH which have certain outlets off when using the inverter if they have special wired outlet off the inverter.