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Old 03-29-2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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Propane detector

I have a Safe T Alert LP detector in our 2013 Tradition. The detector has been going off every so often. I know it's time to replace it, but, we have no propane in out rig. We have aqua heat that uses diesel. Do I even need to replace it and why did it get installed in the first place?
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Are you sure it is not a carbon monoxide alarm? Propane detectors normally have a corresponding electric shutoff valve on the propane tank. No propane, no tank?
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LP detectors will alarm on a wide variety of petroleum gases and some organic ones too - even dog farts are known to set them off. And contamination of th e sensor makes them extra sensitive.


As to why you have one with no propane anywhere, I suspect it may be just a glitch in RVIA requirements for that year. The RVIA standards have required an LP detector for many years, and it took a few years to get the standard to recognize that an all-electric RV is now practical. It may not have been an option to have no LP detector in your year (and the coach won't get RVIA certified if it doesn't conform to standards).


If you are sure there is no propane tank or device onbaord, you could just disconnect the power to the detector.
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We definitely have no propane in our rig. It is diesel only. For the time I unplugged it until I hear a good reason to buy a new one.
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We definitely have no propane in our rig. It is diesel only. For the time I unplugged it until I hear a good reason to buy a new one.



So you have a 'residential fridge' and electric/induction stove/range??


Do you also have a CO Monitor/Alarm ?


LP Detector must have been installed after cabinets were done BUT before appliances were installed....American Tradition can have either propane or non-propane
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So you have a 'residential fridge' and electric/induction stove/range??
All of the above


Do you also have a CO Monitor/Alarm ?
Yes


LP Detector must have been installed after cabinets were done BUT before appliances were installed....American Tradition can have either propane or non-propane
I think that's the answer
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