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Old 10-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Propane dector going off at night

Every night around the same time my propane detector goes off. I am not using the generator or furnace when it happens. House batteries are showing full on panel.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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Every night around the same time my propane detector goes off. I am not using the generator or furnace when it happens. House batteries are showing full on panel.
Faulty detector?
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Turn off the propane and see if it still happens. With no source at all, I'd suspect a faulty detector. Low cost, home-type CO and propane detection haven't advanced at the same rate and efficiency as smoke detection, so the technology isn't as advanced. Because the technology isn't as accurate, the devices are by default designed to be prone to false positives rather than no activation when ther's product present.
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Agree with FI. First secure all LP tanks and a good ventilation is a safe thing. Have you tried fans and open windows prior to the alarm? Are you cleaning at night, or cooking on your stove? When the wife cleans floors (Swifter) it causes the dector to go off. And, when I cook beer brats on the stove it causes it to go off. I'm sure thier are other situations that could cause this.
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Mine just started beeping and flashing red/red/green/green, which is the code for "EOL". I'm presuming that means End Of Life yet it is less than 12 months old. I snipped the red wire and it stopped
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Every night around the same time my propane detector goes off. I am not using the generator or furnace when it happens. House batteries are showing full on panel.

By any chance are you using the gas heater at night?
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Every night around the same time my propane detector goes off. I am not using the generator or furnace when it happens. House batteries are showing full on panel.
We had CO detector that kept going of and before the dealer got a new detector in we had one of the coach battery blow up. It turned out we had a defective battery that was that was setting it off.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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I just checked my house batteries and both were completely dry. Put water in both batteries. Hope that solves the problem of the detector going off in the middle of the night.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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If detector is older (4-5yrs) good chances are it will be at the end of it's life span. If not, blow it out with compressed air, dust and spiders love those small places. Or, it can give can go bad without a reason.
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I just checked my house batteries and both were completely dry. Put water in both batteries. Hope that solves the problem of the detector going off in the middle of the night.
Yes but what are you doing for batteries? If boiled dry they're not long for this life as batteries....
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