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Old 11-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Question CO Alarm???

During stay in near Beaufort SC CO alarm kept going off. No propane use. rained all day (2-3 inches); very humid, but not warm enough for A/C either. Have a 2012 Sabre 5th wheel. will high humidity set this off if too sensitive? Wife's hair spray has routinely set it off as well. Any chance that we have wore it out prematurely?


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Old 11-24-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Mine lasted a little over two years then I couldn't get it to stop. Pulled the fuse, 3 AMP, and replaced it about $55 from Camping World and because I got the same one I didn't have to change bracket. Good Luck
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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During stay in near Beaufort SC CO alarm kept going off. No propane use. rained all day (2-3 inches); very humid, but not warm enough for A/C either. Have a 2012 Sabre 5th wheel. will high humidity set this off if too sensitive? Wife's hair spray has routinely set it off as well. Any chance that we have wore it out prematurely?


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any thing can set it off. If your not using propane It just doesn't like what it smells. Put a switch on it to shut it off when not in use. It could be low battery to something outside. I don't think you wore it out. If your running your furnace it can be picking it up in the return air in your basement what ever you have stored down there.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #4
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ALL of these posts are confusing - are you sure you aren't all talking about the LPG detector (talk about pullling fuses, hair spray etc)? Different beast from the CO detector. LPG detector will beep from low voltage, is wired in permanently via a fuse, and can be set off by hair spray, sewer gas, etc.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Your correct techntrek, But I think the key word was when he mentioned propane and hair spay. But that is an assumption on my part which could make me the first 3 letters in assumption.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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And exactly what do you mean by it keeps going off? Is it a solid tone or is it a periodic chirp? The chirp is indicative of a low battery.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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Solid tone would be from the LPG detector, periodic chirp from a CO or smoke detector...
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #8
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After my hair spray set off my alarm I started turning on the Fantastic Fan after wards. My alarm is near my bathroom so I aim the spray towards the shower wall while I'm facing the alarm. This allows the over spray to go away from the alarm.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #9
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Sorry for the confusion. We a combination LP & CO detector close to floor & the steps going to bath & bedroom. unit would sound off whenever my wife sprayed her hair. then it started going off in middle of night with no propane in use (no stove or furnace).
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #10
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Bad setup imho a propane detector should be mounted at the floor and a CO detector should be mounted higher at either ceiling or your nostrils height not lower. CO gas is lighter than air where propane gas is heaver than air. I would replace the bad detector with two one for propane at the floor and one for CO at the ceiling that is the way my fiver came from the factory. just my .02 cents worth.
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