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Old 14-11-2007, 08:49   #1
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Possible Explosive Gas Leak!

Today, our explosive gas detector went off several times. I want to see if any of you could guess the source of the gas, given the clues I had. I promise an intersting answer as a later post. (the problem has been figured out)

1) Gas (lpg) detector goes off several times yesterday

2) I open up, air out and find that it goes off again

3) I have no gas line fittings or connections inside the living space (all are located outside of it) and have only 2 lines running into the living space which terminate directly onto their respective appliances - a Norcold refer and a gas oven/range.

4) Neither appliance was malfunctioning or leaking gas in any way.

So would could have cause this mystery alarm more than 4 times yesterday? Take a guess and I'll reveal the almost unfathomable answer shortly.

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Old 14-11-2007, 08:51   #2
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Flatulence.
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Something fermenting, hopefully not your rear end . . .
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Old 14-11-2007, 09:17   #4
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Rick! If I only had a prize!!!

You got it. Not only was it flatulence, but it produced by a woman, weighing less than 100lbs and standing 5'1" at best. How something so explosive and detectable by a gas detector could be given off by someone so small is almost beyond comprehension! ha ha ha

So that was it. My wife ate waaaaay too much garlic and olive oil for a couple days and it got to her. I finally "isolated" the problem by sequestering her in another area (in the front of the vehicle) when she felt she had to burp or blow one out.

Sure enough!

No more gas leak.

I think we both turned purple laughing so hard at this one!
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Old 14-11-2007, 10:15   #5
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My first question before I got halfway through your post was, "Who farted?"

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Which is why I don't have propane or propane detectors on the boat. I like beer and beans. The damn noise from the detector would drive me crazy. Ya I know, short drive. LOL
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Hey don't worry about the prize, I'm still waiting for the one from the "ugliest boat" thread.
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That is absolutely hilarious. I never would have guessed that someone cutting the cheese would do such a thing, but it makes sense, especially at the low levels those are set for.
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... How something so explosive and detectable by a gas detector could be given off by someone so small is almost beyond comprehension! ha ha ha
You've obviously never cared for an infant. You should see what a baby can turn peaches and cream into.
Someone please correct my grammar
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On further flatulent reflection . . . they must have been SBDs (Silent But Deadly) or the problem would have been identified audibly . . .
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And would not have required a Gas detector. Hence the need of a gas detector. Maybe I should install one in my boat to prevent an explosive situation. We can always blame it on the dog. LOL
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Old 15-11-2007, 07:40   #13
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Yeah... they were SBD's for sure. The burps were loud and clear, but I never in a million years thought a person could put out enough methane to set the alarm off. It's set to trigger at 25% of the LEL (Lower Explosive Level) of the gas.
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