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For anyone interested I have posted a link to NFPA 1192: Standard on Recreational Vehicles in a separate thread here:

http://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/572130-post1.html

Online access to the standard is free upon registration. Hard copies of the standard may be purchased from the NFPA website.
 

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What propane/gas detector are people using?


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Hi,

I installed this combination CO and Propane detector in 2014:
https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Technologies-35-742-WH-Safe-T-Alert-Combination/dp/B00F6EWHEM/ref=pd_sbs_263_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00F6EWHEM&pd_rd_r=Y0H6N13TMY7VTBA7FTVK&pd_rd_w=iwjs2&pd_rd_wg=7XCBo&psc=1&refRID=Y0H6N13TMY7VTBA7FTVK

It has not been so good. It gives a lot of false alarms -- especially when the van is just sitting in the driveway on hot days. I usually end up pulling the fuse on it between trips, but don't like having to remember to put the fuse back in at start of trips.

I've bought separate CO and Propane detectors to replace the one above.

The CO one comes with an Li battery and lasts for 8 years (I think), and then you get a new one. It does not require a 12 volt power line to it.

The new Propane detector is from Atwood:
https://www.amazon.com/Atwood-36720-Hydro-Leak-Detector/dp/B0002F67Y6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1493866410&sr=8-5&keywords=propane+detector+for+rv

Hoping the new pair will be more reliable.

Gary
 

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my canadian heater manufacture (Dickinson Marine) says only the regulator needs to be vented outside and has provided a regulator with a threaded vent port to accomplish that, dickinson says the cylinder can be safely mounted in the living space since the only time the cylinder itself vents propane is when the cylinder is in a fire.
@michael -- which of their heaters are you using? i've been looking at their products.

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my canadian heater manufacture (Dickinson Marine) says only the regulator needs to be vented outside and has provided a regulator with a threaded vent port to accomplish that, dickinson says the cylinder can be safely mounted in the living space since the only time the cylinder itself vents propane is when the cylinder is in a fire.
Michael --

Do you have a part number, or a web link, for this regulator? I see a couple of regulators on their site, but neither describes more than the usual inlet and outlet. I assume the vent you're describing would be a third connection. Do they describe what you're saying (i.e., the tank can be inside, assuming a vented regulator) somewhere on their website?
I'm guessing not -- it's not a great site.

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Michael --

Do you have a part number, or a web link, for this regulator? I see a couple of regulators on their site, but neither describes more than the usual inlet and outlet. I assume the vent you're describing would be a third connection. Do they describe what you're saying (i.e., the tank can be inside, assuming a vented regulator) somewhere on their website?
I'm guessing not -- it's not a great site.

paul
this is the propane heater i am using:

http://dickinsonmarine.com/product/n...ane-fireplace/

this is the regulator i bought from Dickinson, the paperwork that came with the regulator said the propane tank could be mounted inside the boat as long as a hose was attached to the 3/8 inch threaded vent port at the bottom of the regulator and the excess propane that came from the regulator was vented outside. i put a 3/8 bulkhead fitting in the transit floor to vent the regulator under the van. my propane detector has not ever triggered for propane in over a year, but it is shut off at the tank when not in use in warmer months.

http://dickinsonmarine.com/product/r...nting-bracket/

the regulator itself is made by: GAS-FLO

(i found the regulator from the manufacturer, you have to unscrew the black plastic vent port cover to attach a vent hose.)

http://www.fairviewfittings.com/products/gas-control-components/gas-regulators/lpgas-regulators--recreation-vehicle/two-stage-lp-gas-regulator-41090.html
 
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