How much of a propane smell? - Page 3 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of Old 08-31-2007
Señor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
     
A handheld is good for detecting leaks BEFORE igniting a burner - but, doesn't do much good during the 8 hours your familiy's asleep on board.

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Chris,
They look like they might help in finding the leak but not for monitoring for the presence of propane.
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
What is the best location for a propane detector sensor? In the tank locker, near the oven, control panel etc?
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of Old 08-31-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: slc utah
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
much of a propane smell

If you install a gage right at the tank, then close the valve at the tank. You can over time (12 hours) deturman if the system is leaking.
jim colbert is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #25 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Where is a good place or the best place to install a propane locker ? I have a rail stern mount for one tank.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #26 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Freesail99,
I have a tank locker in the cockpit. I was wondering where you route the sensor to from a detector?
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #27 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
I read somehwere you don't want the detector to close to the source, or you get to many false readings.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #28 of Old 08-31-2007
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,883
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Teshannon- we have two sensors, one is in the engine compartment/bilge and the other is in an empty space beneath the galley stove. You want to locate them as low as possible and below the appliances that use propane.

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #29 of Old 08-31-2007
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Thanks all for your input, much appreciated.
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #30 of Old 08-31-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by teshannon View Post
What is the best location for a propane detector sensor? In the tank locker, near the oven, control panel etc?
Generally, low in the cabin, but not near the oven, since lighting the oven generally releases a tiny bit of unburned propane. The real purpose of a propane detector is to warn you when levels of propane are building in the cabin or bilge of the boat... rather than to detect a leak per se.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane Cabin Heater Mysun Gear & Maintenance 9 06-07-2009 11:29 PM
Wondering about where to put propane sensors... Sailormann Gear & Maintenance 5 05-14-2007 11:58 PM
Refilling Propane Tanks Doreen Gounard Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-01-2003 08:00 PM
That Diesel Smell Mark Matthews Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-27-2001 08:00 PM
From Propane to Butane John Kretschmer Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-23-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome