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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:27 am    Post subject: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

I installed a Propex heater last fall and I am considering adding a propane gas detector. For those of you with a Propex heater do you have a hard wired propane gas detector?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

Surface mount under the rear bench close to the slider door.

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https://www.amazon.com/MTI-Industries-40-442-P-WT-...9811189437
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

I felt it was mandatory after my Propex install. I bought the MTI Industries 35-742 that detects Co and LP - https://www.amazon.com/MTI-Industries-35-742-BR-Alert-Alarm/dp/B005GSFTSE . I mounted it along with other controls on a panel behind the driver's seat. Know they have to be replaced every 5 years or so.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

I've got factory(Well ASI anyway...) propane heat as well as an Eberspacher gas heater. I installed a CO detector first thing when I got all the propane equipment working. Its a 40 year old rig, its better to be safe than dead. I grabbed an inexpensive Kidde one from Amazon.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

I have a Propex HS2200, which does all its combustion outside of the van, so the risk is low, but I installed one of the MTI industries detectors below the refrigerator at the same time, just in case.

It will go off if I'm refueling the van with the slider door open--detection of hydrocarbons.

It will go off if I'm using the galley stove with no ventilation--detection of carbon monoxide.

Nice peace of mind.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Propex Heater and Propane Gas Detector Reply with quote

Vanuber wrote:
I bought the MTI Industries 35-742 that detects Co and LP

Thanks for posting this part number, I really like the way you flush mounted it on your electrical panel behind the seat.

I have a similar MTI monitor, but not flush mount, and have been looking for a place to relocate it.

Timwhy wrote:
Surface mount under the rear bench close to the slider door.

This seems so completely obvious now. Thank you.
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