Did the propane torch without flame test today with some interesting results.
After about 15 seconds with the unlit torch 5 inches or so from the built in detector it did go off. However, I could smell the gas before the detector sounded the alarm.
Testing the after market combo carbon monoxide / Gas detector it took significantly longer for the alarm to sound. Gas smell was much stronger before it went off.
So the question remains how much gas is in the coach before the detectors alarm goes off? It was obvious we could smell it much faster than the detector could detect the gas. In the incident I described in the previous post we smelled the gas for probably 3-5 mins before we realized the stove knob had been hit and propane was coming out as we looked in bathroom, trash, etc. Obviously that amount was not enough to harm us since we were awake but I am still concerned if something like this happened and we were sleeping.
Am I overly concerned? Do they all work like this? How much gas really needs to be in the coach before it becomes a health hazard if people are sleeping and do not smell the gas?
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