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dodge guy

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Posted: 07/31/20 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very sad! I hope they recover.

I replaced mine last year, CO and LP detector combined and includes a shutoff solenoid. I also replaced the ceiling mounted CO and smoke detectors at the same time. Many people don't give the, a second thought!

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You can test them easily by spraying some thing like hair spray or holding your bbq lighter without flame close.
Yes, i have had to replace a couple because they chirped without an issue, when they work right they scream like a smoke detector.

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Good info. Never really even gave it any thought till this post. I've been reviewing some YouTube videos on how to replace the detectors. One guy removed the fuse from his fuse box to make sure there was no electricity. My rig has a battery shut-off switch. Wouldn't turning it off accomplish the same thing as removing a fuse? I'll be putting in a new one before the next trip.

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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

You can test them easily by spraying some thing like hair spray or holding your bbq lighter without flame close.
Yes, i have had to replace a couple because they chirped without an issue, when they work right they scream like a smoke detector.


Or you could just hit the test button on the front. Why spray hair spray around it? Seems like it would gunk it up a bit.


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SJM9911: According to one of the videos I watched, the test button only shows the buzzer is working. It doesn't actually show the unit is detecting propane. Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense, but that what the guy said.

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salem wrote:

SJM9911: According to one of the videos I watched, the test button only shows the buzzer is working. It doesn't actually show the unit is detecting propane. Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense, but that what the guy said.


Prety much it. But everytime you spray stuff into it you have a chance of screwing it up. Best to just follow the dates. Thats why some go off repeatedly instead of giving a end of life chirp, stuff collects in them, dust etc. Nothing is foolproof, just use it as designed. It will work best and longest that way.

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Totally agree.

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Spray on sunscreen will also set them off. Not that it ever happened to me and the grandkids. "What's that noise Grampa?"


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False alarm or end of life chirp? Mine started chirping just short of the expiration date on the detector. And I replaced it immediately.


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My LP detector is my nose. Yes, I've tested it lately. It still works but, its performance is not as good as it used to be. I would get a new one but, there are a lot of more important parts I need to have replaced first.

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