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Old 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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co2 detector hard wired or battery operated?

I posted earlier about my propane appliances only working when plugged in to shore power..when unplugged I can't get any propane appliances to work..so I was wondering if the co2 detector wasn't working could that cause some sort of safety feature to prevent the RV from lighting on 12 volt? I know it doesn't,t make any sense because I can light the stove and turn the fridge on when I plug into the house but as soon as I unplug everything propane related shuts off and the lights and the stairs all still work but not the co2 detector
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I posted earlier about my propane appliances only working when plugged in to shore power..when unplugged I can't get any propane appliances to work..so I was wondering if the co2 detector wasn't working could that cause some sort of safety feature to prevent the RV from lighting on 12 volt? I know it doesn't,t make any sense because I can light the stove and turn the fridge on when I plug into the house but as soon as I unplug everything propane related shuts off and the lights and the stairs all still work but not the co2 detector
The CO (not CO2) detector shouldn't have anything to do with LP gas shutting off. It detects Carbon Monoxide from exhaust gas etc. It should be mounted on the ceiling as CO is lighter than air. There should also be a Propane detector in your MH. They are normally mounted at floor level because Propane is heavier than air and will sink. Propane detectors are usually wired into the 12 volt supply. I have heard of some coaches where the Propane detector will cut off the supply if it detects a leak. A failing detector could do the same thing.
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This one is very close to the floor, so maybe that is the leak detector, the mh is an 89 Winnebago
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On a 1989 RV the LP leak detector will definitely shut off the LP supply if it is turned off, senses a leak or has no 12v power.

The fire code at that time required the shutdown, but it is no longer a requirement. You could replace the LP detector with a new one if you like - one that does not do the shut down. You would, however, have to remvoe the solenoid valve from the LP supply line. It's default position is closed.
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Where is the solenoid valve located?
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See my reply in your previous post. I think it answered both your threads. JM2...
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