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Old 07-12-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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Propane alarm

Has anyone replaced the propane alarm and if so how big a job?

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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Replaceing the propane alarm is normally a DIY project. Remove the unit from the mounting unplug the power and install the new one in the reverse order. Good Luck

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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There are two types of monitors/alarms. One is simply a monitor and alarm and the other operates a solenoid to shut off all propane if the unit senses a propane leak. Make sure you get the correct one. Either one is a simple job.

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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If your "Propane Alarm" is a combination LPG/CO detector it might be a good idea to replace it with an LPG only detector/alarm and then replace your OE smoke detector with a quality CO/Smoke detector with sealed battery.

I did this on my TT (but same as MH w/o tank shutoff feature) and no longer have "wee hour of morning beeps".

The CO/Smoke detector also doesn't go off whenever I open the oven or have water boiling on stove.

This is the unit I purchased:

In closing, LPG is heavier than air so a detector for it belongs at floor level. CO is lighter than air so the optimum location for it is at the ceiling.

Having separate units means you only have to replace the detector that fails. Combination units? Even have to replace the "good part" which makes the job more expensive.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #5
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If you are going to get a CO/smoke alarm, spend a few more dollars and buy one that has a 10 year battery in it.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:02 PM   #6
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You can replace it.

I went to Walmart and bought a 2nd stand alone device. Put it in different spot. If they BOTH go off, out the windows we go! LOL

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