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Old 05-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide and Propane Gas Detector

We have two Safe-T-Alert detectors in the indicator panel of an 07 Dolphin. A Carbon Monoxide detector is at the very top and a Propane Gas detector is at the bottom near the floor. They are past their expiration dates and need to be replaced. My question is, would it be better to purchase a combo detector or just get the same devices?
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If it is going to leave a hole where one of them was, get the same as what you have.



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What is the lifespan of these units and when does it start? I'd hate to think their life is shortened just sitting on the shelf, before being purchased. And why do these detectors even have a limited life anyway?
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From what I have read, the new ones don't have a lifespan.



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What is the lifespan of these units and when does it start? I'd hate to think their life is shortened just sitting on the shelf, before being purchased. And why do these detectors even have a limited life anyway?
Airborne pollution; oils, dust, chemicals that get on the sensors.
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Airborne pollution; oils, dust, chemicals that get on the sensors.
Can't they be cleaned, instead of replaced? These things aren't inexpensive.
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Mine had expiration dates on them. The new ones that I bought also have expiration dates.
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The new ones that I bought also have expiration dates.
So then they're not legal.......correct?

Maybe I just have an issue with electronic detectors that have an expiration date like food.
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So then they're not legal.......correct?

Maybe I just have an issue with electronic detectors that have an expiration date like food.
If I remember correctly, the expiration date is almost 5 years from the date I bought them. Why would they be illegal?
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If I remember correctly, the expiration date is almost 5 years from the date I bought them. Why would they be illegal?
I thought you wrote they were expired when you bought them, sorry my mistake.

I still don't get why they have expiration dates.
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CO detector should be about 3' and LP near near the ground.
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After we had our coach detailed this past spring our propane detector started to go off. Found it strange due to the fact that the propane was turned off at the cylinder. Was told that chemicals in the carpet cleaning solution will set off the propane detector. It is my understanding that the propane detector, once removed and placed outside will be self cleaning. Have not re-installed mine (sometimes this week) but when I do will let you know if this works. If not, will be getting in line for a new detector.
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I totally get it that the sensors can get dirty, but it shouldn't mean the whole unit then has to be replaced. Seems to me that they could be cleaned in some way. I think it's a scam that they have to be replaced every 5 years or so, considering how expensive they are. I have a couple carbon monoxide detectors in my home and they don't have an expiration date printed on them. So an average consumer would assume they are good forever.

I have been trying to contact the manufactures concerning this, but am not getting a straight answer.
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