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Old 08-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #21
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Positive there is no propane leak. Propane has been shut off for 2 weeks. I am plugged into power so my refrigerator stays cold as I usually go out every second weekend or so during the summer. Absolutely nothing else is on. The date on the back of the alarm is 2012 so it should be good for another year or so. I have pulled the fuse for now since I am not using it to sleep in. I will put the fuse back in next weekend when I go boondocking. If the alarm doesn't go off I can be sure it is fumes from the batteries which are directly underneath the alarm, 1 foot below. Poor placement I think
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:01 AM   #22
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Curious about the batteries. New or original. Type and make. One or two.


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:12 AM   #23
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They are the original batteries. Can't remember the make. They are not sealed batteries. 2-12 volts. I believe forest river should only install sealed batteries in the location they are putting them in. The step does have a foam seal on it but that is not 100% I work in the oilfield and we use 12 volt batteries in the well sites. It is code that these batteries must be sealed because they have caused well sites to burn down. The gases released are highly explosive
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:52 AM   #24
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Need Battery Powered LP Detector

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Does anybody know of a similar LP detector that I could use? I gave up on my Safe-T-Alert and bought a CO detector, too, but can't find an LP detector.
I wasn't clear with my question above. The CO detector with a 10-year battery is perfect for an RV. I'm now looking for a BATTERY powered LP detector.

I've found 120 volt powered LP detectors, but none that run only on an internal battery or 12 volts DC. The closest I found is a KIDDE brand Model KN-COEG-3 combination CO/LP detector that runs on 120 volts and has a 9 volt backup battery but the battery is only good for 20 hours. This doesn't work for an RV.

The Kidde manual states that in the battery backup mode it only samples LP every 8 minutes. There may not be battery powered one available. It appears that a LP detector takes too much power to build one that only runs on a dry cell battery.

By the way, I've had two Safe-T-Alert CO/LP alarms go off repeatedly after both the gas and the battery switch had been off for several days, so there was no LP in the coach and the batteries were not being charged.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:26 PM   #25
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ok, same problem for me. My alarm keeps going off in the evening. Gas turned off, battery switch off, in my driveway. RV is not on fire, nothing running but alarm goes off daily even with windows open. Obviously Forest River isn't going to help us with this so what do we do?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:45 PM   #26
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Don't look to the manufacturer, Safe-T-Alert to help either. I've left 3 messages and nothing. This is now the official way of the world.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:53 PM   #27
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I've had the same problem with the Safe-T-Alert LP/CO2 detector on my 2013 Solera 24S since we purchased it. The manufacturer replaced the first detector after about 4 months free of charge, believing it to be faulty. The replacement seemed to fix the problem, but it returned in a few months. Now it does the same thing, going off periodically. It commonly goes off in the evening or night when the door and perhaps windows are closed (less airflow). I can't count how many times I have been woken from a dead sleep by a screeching alarm. I was thinking of buying a new detector, but it's only 18 months old, and I have no confidence that changing it (again) will fix the problem. Has anyone found a practical resolution to this issue?
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:21 PM   #28
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Replaced then combo CO / propane detector with a propane only unit (fit perfectly in the original's hole) and added a CO only battery operated unit mounted on the wall near the ceiling. Has solved my intermittent alarm issue for about a year now. I expect the CO detector to last quite a while. The propane only detector is cheaper to replace should it fail prematurely again.
I believe hypersensitivity and/or false alarms is a sign of detector aging, and the advertised five year life is optimistic in "real world" use.
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Replaced then combo CO / propane detector with a propane only unit (fit perfectly in the original's hole) and added a CO only battery operated unit mounted on the wall near the ceiling.
CO is heavier than air and should be mounted low. Just sayin.
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From Homesafe website:
"When considering where to place a carbon monoxide detector, keep in mind that although carbon monoxide is roughly the same weight as air (carbon monoxide's specific gravity is 0.9657, as stated by the EPA; the National Resource Council lists the specific gravity of air as one), it may be contained in warm air coming from combustion appliances such as home heating equipment. If this is the case, carbon monoxide will rise with the warmer air."

Similar guidance came with the detector.
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