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Old 01-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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I remember when installing the Wave III in the Nest Egg, I had to install a propane detector and a CO detector. On the packages for the detectors were date stamps. It seems that these devices have expiration dates. After 5 years you are supposed to replace them. There is a small amount of radioactive type material that has a shelf life of xx years used in the manufacture of the units.

So, if your Egg is older than 5 years and has propane or CO detectors, they should/may need to be replaced. Here is some info
Saferproducts.gov | Incident Report Details

This may give credence to the All Electric Egg Camper thread discussion.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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I remember when installing the Wave III in the Nest Egg, I had to install a propane detector and a CO detector. On the packages for the detectors were date stamps. It seems that these devices have expiration dates. After 5 years you are supposed to replace them. There is a small amount of radioactive type material that has a shelf life of xx years used in the manufacture of the units.

So, if your Egg is older than 5 years and has propane or CO detectors, they should/may need to be replaced. Here is some info
Saferproducts.gov | Incident Report Details

This may give credence to the All Electric Egg Camper thread discussion.
I am reminded of those daring days of yore, when men drove about in small cars with gasoline fired heaters or exhaust manifold heaters to supply heat to the passenger compartments. Prudent owners were diligent to maintain their equipment in good working order.
Today I see a world coming ever closer to the images congered by works from the silly "Demolition Man", to the sublime "The Life and Times of Multivac".
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True, and we were not issuing Law Degrees to 10,000 new lawyers yearly. The sad part is, 50 years from these todays, will be called the 'good ole days' !!
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True, and we were not issuing Law Degrees to 10,000 new lawyers yearly. The sad part is, 50 years from these todays, will be called the 'good ole days' !!
It does make you wonder why modern cars are not equipped with an Ap for the onboard (H.A.L. type) computer to monitor onboard air quality and both adjust it with outside air and warn you of "dangerous" contamination.
Afterall 2001 has long since passed.
The Ap could also determine if outside air was worse than inside, then lock you in for your own good.
Good reason to hope that insanity is limited to the human condition...a proposition not supported by the musings of Clarke or Asimov.
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Do they go bad if they are not powered up?
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I think it is a shelf life issue, whether powered or not, they expire and need to be replaced.
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I am reminded of those daring days of yore, when men drove about in small cars with gasoline fired heaters or exhaust manifold heaters to supply heat to the passenger compartments. Prudent owners were diligent to maintain their equipment in good working order.
I drive one of those everyday! ('71 VW)

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IOn the packages for the detectors were date stamps. It seems that these devices have expiration dates.
Just like the "best by" dates on food. It's so they have regular business.
(I'm sure it is safer that way, also).

I could go on my own rant here but..... this is a nice clean site
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I have been looking into a propane leak detector since I will be installing my own propane stove. Are they all hard wired? I was looking for one using a 9 V battery like a household smoke detector to no avail.
If you know of a source for a 9 V DC propane leak detector, please let me know.
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I think they have to be hard wired, but you can always install a switch for storage reasons. That is what I did. Do not forget your CO detector also, they can be battery.
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I use to see the 9VDC models but no more. All I see now are hard wired.

exhaust manifold heater: Got one in Our 1974 Thing.
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