Originally Posted by PJ47
Don't know what a torx is but will look it up. Probably the only tip we don't have on hand!
I bought a Kidde plug in gas and carbon monoxide detector with a read out, and with a battery back up and think that one will serve us better as we keep our propane tanks off 100% of the time.
Meanwhile I am thinking of just clipping the wires in the back of the Safe T Alarm to disable it permanently.
What do you think?
How do you plan to power the detector when you are not plugged in to AC? You may find it drains the internal batteries faster than expected - they are designed to power it during short power interruptions rather than extended periods of time. Looking at the specifications for the Nighthawk dual CO & explosive gas detector, it draws 60ma. A typical 9v battery
can supply 600ma hours, or around 10 hours before you will need to replace it when not connected to AC.
Be sure to mount the new detector near the floor. Propane
is heavier than air, while CO weighs about the same as air, so floor mounting is the preferred location.