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Old 08-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear this...glad everyone was safe and the fire was put out before it took hold. I don't know how many of you listen to Pod Cast's...there are a few out there that focus on camping and RV'ing. The RV Navigator had a few discussing the Fridge fires and the automatic extinguishers that were mentioned here. The cause of the fires seems to be different than a loose connection but equally as frightening and more than often a total loss event.

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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RV Cooling Unit . Com they sell (Auto SS-30 Halon Fire Ex.) Price 175.00$@ Place one by (Refer.-W/H-Stove-Furnace-Converter) Total 1000.00$ Youroo!!

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When we had our old Dometic fridge replaced with a new one earlier this year, one of the checks the installer at the RV repair place did was a 24-hour leak test on the fridge's propane system.

As I understood it, the system had a pressure gauge installed at the propane inlet to the fridge. The system was pressurized from the propane tank and then the tank valve was closed. After 24 hours there was no change to the pressure in the fridge line.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
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RV Cooling Unit . Com they sell (Auto SS-30 Halon Fire Ex.) Price 175.00$@ Place one by (Refer.-W/H-Stove-Furnace-Converter) Total 1000.00$ Youroo!!

I have something similar to this installed in our fridge area.

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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As far as "would a leak check have found the loose fitting" the answer is most likely "no" because it is on the other side of the gas solenoid valve.

It will not leak unless the solenoid valve is open.

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Old 04-02-2014, 09:35 PM   #16
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Insurance company will pay claim and then go after FR and furnace manufacture, this is from an insurance agent for 28 yrs. no opinion just fact.

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