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Old 01-01-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Dual CO & Propane Detectors - Junk or not?

Does this type of detector work properly? And if so, at what height would it be mounted?
Safe-T-Alert 12V RV CO and Propane Alarm-BROWN*STA-70-742BR

I was under the impression that CO is lighter than air and propane is heavier
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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Alcohol? My wife monitors that

Carbon monoxide (CO) weighs about the same as air. Propane is heavier.

Originally Posted by The vendor
The gas sensor also detects these explosive gases that are not UL tested: acetone, alcohol, butane and gasoline. The carbon monoxide sensor is very sensitive to CO gas but will not react to most other gases.
Who cares?

The vendor claims the product is rated for RV use. Should you choose to buy it, mount it low for early propane detection.

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Old 01-01-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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On trailers equipped with the detectors from the factory they always seem to be mounted near the floor. I have never paid any attention to what brand(s) they were
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Where to Mount Propane/CO Combination Detector?

We do not have a propane or CO detector in our 1991 25ft. Excella... as best I can tell, something was surface mounted right under the main closet in the hallway, towards the floor which I am thinking may have been a propane detector but I don't see where they would have had it hard wired.

I am thinking this would be a great place to put a combination propane/CO detector and then just hard-wire it using the power going to the water pump which is under the trap door in that closet... does anyone have any thoughts, good, bad, etc? If you have a similar trailer, do you know where the propane dector would have been mounted when the trailer was new?
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