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Old 04-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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replacing LP detector

Just realized upon inspecting my LP detector that it should be replaced every 5 years, would like to hear from all of you which ones you have chosen,,and which ones are not such a good choice..Do I also need to replace the co alarm detectors at this time too? Thanks

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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The CO detectors have a 5 year lifespan. I pulled mine and it had a "replace" date on the back and was up last month.

I haven't checked my LP detector yet but I may be asking the same question as you.

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Our LP detector was 7 years old and would intermittently go off. The first time it did it at night I cut the wire and ordered another one. The 1st one was a surface mount but I replaced it with a flush mount. I had to enlarge the hole which is easy and it gives it a cleaner look.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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All detectors have a life span, CO detectors accumulate within a filter, thus have an early replacement of 5 yrs (this includes your residential detectors) Smoke detectors have a life span of no more than 10 years, and I would suspect LP detectors have a life span between 5 ad 10 yrs, due to the technolgy utilized to operate. Always a good idea to change before they expire.
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