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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.
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They look like they might help in finding the leak but not for monitoring for the presence of propane.
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What is the best location for a propane detector sensor? In the tank locker, near the oven, control panel etc?
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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.
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Where is a good place or the best place to install a propane locker ? I have a rail stern mount for one tank.
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I have a tank locker in the cockpit. I was wondering where you route the sensor to from a detector?
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I read somehwere you don't want the detector to close to the source, or you get to many false readings.
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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.
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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.
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