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Old 08-11-2015, 05:45 PM   #21
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:19 PM   #22
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No problem Duckogram. I know very little about RV's. I'm just learning . I have no idea where LP detector is. Going g out to look. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:23 PM   #23
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Philv, my carbon monoxide was mounted above bed just like yours and I had to replace. I replaced mine with a Kidde CO/gas detector from Lowe's that plugs into an outlet, has a battery back up and an LED with the parts per million readout so you can see why it is alarming. CO detectors can be mounted anywhere as the gas readily mixes with the ambient air. Gas however lays low and that is why I picked an outlet near the floor. So now I have 2 LP gas detectors. Good luck and keep up posted on results.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:34 PM   #24
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I found the LP detector. It on the wall Near the floor right by the bathroom door.
I have everything running now to see if C/O detector goes off. Running for 35 minutes now and no alarm. Still goin to buy another good C/O detector.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:00 PM   #25
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My detector looks like leisurelarry's but it is a combo CO/LP and the green is on the left. Since safety is a high priority in Duckville, I'm thinking that a LP near the floor and a CO on the ceiling in the BR is a better/safer set up.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:39 PM   #26
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Sounds like a plan duckogram! Near the floor in the kitchen is my locale for the propane alarm. It's saved us a time or two with a stove top knob turned to light by accident. Didn't take long and the alarm was letting us know!
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:42 PM   #27
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LP gas is heavier than air so they put the LP detectors near the floor.

CO is heavier than oxygen, BUT since CO comes from combustion (heat) therefore is likely to be warmer and thus lighter than normal air, the CO and smoke detectors go up high.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:00 PM   #28
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Yes, but Carbon Monoxide is LIGHTER than ambient AIR. Oxygen only makes up ~22% of air. The difference in mass is VERY slight, so your detector can be mounted most anywhere. Your point of heat makes some sense, but not all CO would be much hotter than the ambient air around it. Everything equal, I would mount it on the ceiling or mid height (as recommended by the industry.)
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:57 PM   #29
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We had a thor mh... and the dog flatulence would set it off. .. another time we steam cleaned the carpet and it went off for two weeks!!! So chemicals and cleaners will do it
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #30
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Thanks Colourful64.
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