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Old 13-01-2016, 04:37   #91
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Old 13-01-2016, 04:44   #92
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Our posts passed like ships in the night.

Yes, I have a bilge gas sensor (minus one spare sensor).

I am of the old-fashioned "turn it off at the tap" mentality with this stuff, only turn the gas one when we actually want to use the stove (not that often with daily temps around 40 degrees here) and turn it off immediately afterwards.

There was a good post on "worst for sale pictures" a while back where somebody had a notice by the companionway in pretty foul language reminding themselves to turn off the gas.

But that's the thing about this sad, sad story. I have been so fixated on not blowing ourselves out of the water, while I did not know that LPG could produce Carbon Monoxide.

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I do the same thing. But over the past four years I have gone to bed and forgotten to turn it off at least three times. Each time could have been my last. So I want to install the solenoid I have stored away so if I do forget I've at least turned it off via the solenoid. Also, my stove doesn't have a valve at the stove which is also a big no no.
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Old 13-01-2016, 05:07   #93
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A good practice for controlling an LPG solenoid is to use one of those mechanical timers where you wind it to a certain amount of time. If you fall asleep or just forget to check on your cooking the timer will remove power from the solenoid and shut off the LPG supply. Some of those timers are annoying with their ticking sound but that helps remind that the gas is on.
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Yeah, bugger-it. I killed the sensor on our bilge gas alarm when I shipped bit of water a few weeks back. Still got two spares, but at $90 each I am pretty pissed with myself.
Nereus gas sensors are waterproof.
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Installed a new motor in our boat after previous owners had neglected her for many years. Started her up and after 10 minutes the CO alarm purchased at Home Despot I installed just for giggles went off. Had a hole in the exhaust hose at the transom thru hull. CO detectors are a very good thing.


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Old 13-01-2016, 14:26   #97
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A good practice for controlling an LPG solenoid is to use one of those mechanical timers where you wind it to a certain amount of time. If you fall asleep or just forget to check on your cooking the timer will remove power from the solenoid and shut off the LPG supply. Some of those timers are annoying with their ticking sound but that helps remind that the gas is on.

I like this idea. To me it provides a big advantage to offset what I perceive to be the disadvantages of the solenoid option. (I got worried about solenoids after that article about the guys who ran into trouble on a boat delivery when amongst many other problems they could not operate the gas appliances because electrical problems prevented the solenoid from opening.)


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Installed a new motor in our boat after previous owners had neglected her for many years. Started her up and after 10 minutes the CO alarm purchased at Home Despot I installed just for giggles went off. Had a hole in the exhaust hose at the transom thru hull. CO detectors are a very good thing.


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I'm kinda nervous about what the new sensor will do when I fit it to the boat this weekend.


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