Monday, April 11, 2016

Reminder - Change your Propane Detector!

Our built in propane alarm started going off unexpectedly over the last few months and last night it went off several times in the night. I checked and reset it three times and finally at about 2:00 AM, pulled the fuse.
This morning I went down to Camping World and bought a new one ($59 US) and installed it. I noticed the old one was made in 2004 and expired in 2014! I guess it was due for replacement!

Then I checked to see how old my Smoke and CO detectors are and see they will both be five years old on April 20. I guess I will be making a trip down to Home Depot for replacements.

EDIT* A little on line research tells me they are good for ten years, not five. 

6 comments:

  1. I make Jim check ours at least once a year. Usually as we're getting ready to head north. But this is definitely a good reminder.

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  2. Great post, thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Was your battery operated? Ours is wired into the system and we have had not issues since 2001.

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  4. Our propane and CO detector are wired in but still need to be replaced every 5-7 years.as the manuals say.

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  5. George is right, they say right on them to replace every ten years. It is the sensors that wear out.

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  6. I will add that to our to do list.

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