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Old 05-10-2017, 09:27 AM   #21
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the moral of this story is obviously to finish your bottle of wine.

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #22
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You forgot to mention the other lesson you learned. Put the cork farther into the used bottle next time, or drink red and leave it on the counter. lol Oh ya good to know info
Even better, I agree with Mountndream, finish the bottle and you won't need to worry about partially used bottles!
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:59 AM   #23
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Good reason to get the wire cutters out and disable the Nanny alarms.
I cannot imagine anyone smart enough to type/read not having taken this statement as a joke.

I guess that's why we need a 50 page instruction sheet for a hairdryer and written in 6 languages. Goodness.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:26 AM   #24
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That's really bad advise.

The alarms are there for a reason. All it takes is for somebody to inadvertently bump one of the stove knobs to cause a propane leak. I've read about that exact situation happening on these forums.
This may be bad advice, but I've noted my alarm going off for what appears to be no reason at all, or for ridiculous reasons. like smoke from a campfire blowing in through an open window, when the battery drops a couple of amps, burning incense inside, when the heater runs, etc.

A "Boy that cried wolf" alarm is hardly better than no alarm at all.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:57 PM   #25
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Propane is commonly used as a propellant in aerosol spray cans (foot powder, hair spray etc). Using such products will often trigger an alarm.
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:59 PM   #26
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My only input to this is not about the alarm but what you can do to prevent it from happening again.
I am lucky to live by a winery and I would encourage you to stop at the next one you come across in your travels. They sell very nifty little one way plugs that go in the bottle to seal it. It comes with a little hand pump that sucks all the air out which we all know is the enemy of a good wine.They also have them on Amazon. Don't forget to do a few tastings while you are there.
Sorry you went through so much hassle but at least you taught me something I didn't know about.
https://www.amazon.com/Original-Vacu...=wine+stoppers
Thanks for the post. Very informative.
Tragically, our nearby winery - home to "Bailey Barbarian" (a rather compelling red) - was wiped out by a runaway semi. I did hunt for a mechanical stopper at the King Soopers, but they are truly barbaric, and they didn't have one. I'll check at the liquor store next.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:03 AM   #27
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There is another thread on alarms that are hyper-sensitive to voltage. These alarms are supposed to function down to 7 volts, so it may be worth contacting the manufacturer and filing a gripe. The camper may have a short warranty, but safety equipment is often required to be warranted for a much longer period. It may be worth a phone call.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:05 AM   #28
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the moral of this story is obviously to finish your bottle of wine.

Indeed! I'm an IPA guy, however, and I'm thankful that my wife doesn't guzzle wine by the bottle.
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We rarely consume adult beverages, but we did find, I think it was the year before last, that leaving the empty bottles in the trailer will set it off. We were drinking the Angry Orchard hard cider, and left the empty bottles on the stove to recycle the next day. And by empty, I don't mean mostly empty, I mean there was nothing left in them. And of course at 2am the thing went off. Aired everything out, went back to bed, went off again. The sequence of events apparently isn't unusual based on the OPs recap of events. We determined that it might possibly be the bottles, put them outside, and it didn't go off again. The good news is the alarm worked...
Interesting. We are in bear country, so we store EVERYTHING, including trash, in the truck. Good thing, too, because I'm fond of Angry Orchard!!
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A dog passing gas will set it off too! Trust me .. we had to pull the fuse for an hour
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A dog passing gas will set it off too! Trust me .. we had to pull the fuse for an hour
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It's funny you should use the theme song from Eric Burdon. I "entertain" various music acts as part of a summer concert series using my TT and Eric Burdon was one of them last year. He didn't set off the alarm but Taylor Dayne did pop the breaker with her electric tea kettle.
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