Propane Alarm - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Island Packet
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-10-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mrhill is on a distinguished road
Propane Alarm

The propane (LPG) gas alarm on the used IP-40 I just bought seems to go off for no reason when first activating the LPG breaker switch. The broker/dealer feels that it is okay as he can usually get it to stop by flipping the LPG breaker on and off a few times or airing out the boat. We got the stove working and don't detect a leak, but the alarm is a pain. Anybody else had this problem?
Mark Hill
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-12-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mikeronie is on a distinguished road
I would have the dealer replace the sensor on the alarm. Also as LPG and other fuels are heaver than air I would make sure there is nothing leaking, smal LPG bottles, gasoline or diesel anywhere in the boat. BTH my boat does not have an LPG alarm so I am not sure if it is a factory install.

Mike IP350 #131
Aquila
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-12-2006
hellosailor's Avatar
Plausible Deniability
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,655
Thanks: 2
Thanked 93 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Mark-
"The broker/dealer feels that it is okay as he can usually get it to stop by flipping the LPG breaker on and off a few times or airing out the boat. "
Let me run that through my Cynic/English Translator:

"The broker/dealer feels that it is okay as he can usually get it to stop by flipping the defective and unreliable LPG breaker on and off a few times and trusting that it might work when I really need it, or airing the real propane that has been building up short of explosive levels out of the boat. "

I'd say your broker doesn't have a proper respect for explosives and safety issues. "Bang on it, maybe the problem will go away" is NOT a good long-term policy around explosives. If he fails to understand the problem, call the manufacturer, and tell them this dealer is liable to cost them a couple of million dollars if they don't educate him.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-13-2006
captlar's Avatar
can't re Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
captlar is on a distinguished road
This sort of malfunction is common and flipping the breaker to reset is also common, but I agree with "hello sailor"....if is goes off when it shouldn't - will it go off when it should ? I replaced mine at the start of the season for the same reason. Tell the broker/dealer to replace the sensor. Should have been picked up during survey, so who pays now will be interesting.
Larry
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Alarm Buzzer Duke 7184 Gear & Maintenance 16 12-12-2011 07:55 PM
Propane availability in Caribbean? silverheelsIII Living Aboard 5 04-08-2009 08:19 PM
Oil pressure alarm question i670684 Gear & Maintenance 1 12-18-2002 12:40 PM
Propane system question JIO Gear & Maintenance 5 08-14-2002 04:34 AM
Propane Tank Refit tjack Gear & Maintenance 1 05-02-2002 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.