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Old 06-02-2021, 09:44 AM   #1
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Smile Will Grandpa’s Farts really set off the gas alarm?

The lore of grandpa farts is legendary among the children and grandchildren. The multiplicity of toots, growlers, and windstorms witnessed by them has given grandpa laugh-out-loud enjoyment. Life experience has released all shame in the act.

The other night Grandma Wendy made some killer bean and cheese burritos. South of the border hot, and tasty. Papa Pete ate three.

Very early the following morning the old bladder woke him. In the small confines of the Airstream bathroom he attended to nature’s call. Gas inside his belly from the digesting beans had expanded explosively and required release. The tsunami like wind lasted, as the grandchildren can attest to, like forever, man! (Poor Wendy).

As Papa Pete crawled back into bed the sharp, shrill shrieks from the propane gas detector, freaked out Ollie, scared Wild Wendy and jolted Papa Pete to full wakefulness.

Quickly, he found and pushed the button to silence the alarm but it still flashed red. He checked the stove knobs to make sure they were off. He opened the doors and turned on the fans. Once more the alarm screamed. After a few minutes enough fresh air filled the trailer and the alarms flashing red changed to green. Warily the three occupants in the Airstream tried to go back to sleep.

So grandpas on the road, the lore is true, not only can your farts melt paint off the wall, they can set off the propane detector in your trailer.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
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Methane is just one of the flammable gases that can set off the propane detector. It doesn’t discriminate.

Human and dog farts for that matter do in fact contain mostly methane as a byproduct of digestion.
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The dog will as well.
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Well that's a story the grandkids will enjoy telling for years to come! And reminding Grandpa about it, along with all the other stories like "Grandpa, tell the one again where you drove all the way across the country with your blinker on!"
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Always blame the dog. They have no shame.
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Old 06-02-2021, 02:06 PM   #6
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The dog will as well.
I had a dog (Luke- my avatar) who liked to sleep with his butt up against the LP detector. It went off a lot. At first I thought he was leaning against the test button. Nope.
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This could vie for the most unique first post in history.
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Put the guy on a diet of French toast with Pepto Bismol chasers. Or disable the detector.
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NEVER mix Bush's Chili and Jack Daniels not only will it set off the gas detector make sure there are no open flames ... just saying from personal experience.
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I agree. Best first post ever!
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That is indeed hilarious.

On a practical matter, how close/far is the propane detector to the bathroom in your AS? I have a 19' so the bathroom and the location of the propane detector is almost opposite ends. That said, the AS being a 19', opposite ends isn't THAT far!
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The other night Grandma Wendy made some killer bean and cheese burritos. South of the border hot, and tasty. Papa Pete ate three.

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So grandpas on the road, the lore is true, not only can your farts melt paint off the wall, they can set off the propane detector in your trailer.
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I always add a little baking soda to the water when cooking beans. The baking soda helps break down some of the beans' natural gas-making sugar... and, wha-la! Total bean enjoyment. 🤎💨🤎

I use about 1/2 tsp to 4 c water. 💦 😏
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I always add a little baking soda to the water when cooking beans. The baking soda helps break down some of the beans' natural gas-making sugar... and, wha-la! Total bean enjoyment. 🤎💨🤎

I use about 1/2 tsp to 4 c water. 💦 😏
Thanks for this tip! My wife will appreciate it......I mean, um...next time she cooks beans for the...um...DOG!
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That is indeed hilarious.

On a practical matter, how close/far is the propane detector to the bathroom in your AS? I have a 19' so the bathroom and the location of the propane detector is almost opposite ends. That said, the AS being a 19', opposite ends isn't THAT far!


In the 27FB the propane detector is under the closet in the middle of the Airstream, directly across the narrow hall from the head. Interesting way to discover the sensitivity of the gas detector.
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… "Grandpa, tell the one again where you drove all the way across the country with your blinker on!"

Well, at least I don’t have to worry about that one anymore, on my Ram a message will pop up on the dash display if I forget to cancel the turn signal.
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The wife's nose is far more sensitive than the propane detector.
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