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Old 02-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Propane Alarm Issue

Here is my issue. In my 350TS parked at a 50amp site after traveling all day. Getting settled in and the alarm starts going off. Gas is off and not the issue. I've read through some of the other post and I know that low voltage will also cause this. Checked water levels in batteries and they seem good and less than 2 yrs old. Being on the road, I don't have a way of testing the batteries. My question is I'm plugged into power and I can't make this thing stop. I know cutting a wire will kill my propane, so I don't really want to do that. Any suggestions on killing this alarm?
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:53 PM   #2
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Do you plan on using the propane tonight?
Do you have an option for heat if needed?
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:59 PM   #3
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We always pack a small electric heater, just in case. So I do have the option of cutting tonight and repairing tomorrow. Was just hoping for other solutions.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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Just remove it and unplug or unscrew the wires, I do not know which one you have.

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While trying to figure out a solution, I placed a small fan on the floor ne'er the detector and it has stopped alarming. This makes me think that it could be the batteries off gassing. Still strange that during our 6+ hours on the road today that it never went off, only after being hooked up to shore power for about an hour+.
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Normal air circulation while moving would prevent gas buildup.
You are now parked so you have less air circulation.

Would it be a problem to vent your battery box?
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Thanks Ford. I'll be investigating it further in the am. Now that's its quiet, time for bed. I'll be looking into venting and having the batteries checked.
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Thanks Ford. I'll be investigating it further in the am. Now that's its quiet, time for bed. I'll be looking into venting and having the batteries checked.
A 6 inch PC 12v fan perhaps with a switch to turn it off when moving.
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Find and repair the fumes source. That is what I would do and not to disconnect the detector as it designed to do exactly what it is doing. Telling it is sensing some gases in the area. Fan is good for now.
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mine did that and was only a yr old, had to replace the unit. For a quick fix you can disconnect the emergency shut off and use the propane as normal, until you have a new alarm install. They switch works of either a hot or ground, not sure which one thro. If you want to disconnect the auto switch its, next to the regulator, you and just take it from being inline. Again I would only do this if its an emergency and re-install once you have a new sensor/alarm installed.
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