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Old 06-04-2015, 18:45   #16
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Re: Propane detectors

Originally Posted by tlepard View Post
I have a new to me boat that has a Fireboy Xintex detector which seems to malfunction giving many alarms that seem to be false. Any one experience with faulty sensors? Do you need to replace regularly?
Where is sensor located? As you can see,they are very sensitive to several gasses.Also,the sensor is not very tolerant of dampness.
Had a service call on one that got fan belt dust on it.
Hot engine compartments (fumes-I suppose) can set them off.
If it uses a TGS 813 sensor,replacement elements are available from Xintex,ebay,etc.

My personal experience & humble opinions-feel free to ignore both
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:17   #17
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Re: Propane detectors

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I do that sometimes too, but the issue Ive found is forgetting to close that last burner after its burnt its open when the solenoid is turned back on. Not a problem on boats with a thermocouple that's in good working order, but not always the case.
I have a very bad memory but if you do it every time you use the stove you will know that every time you go to light it one burner is open

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Old 08-04-2015, 09:03   #18
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Re: Propane detectors

I bought a Xintex S2A with two sensors. What a total piece of crap. False alarms constantly, intermittent function, then just quit working and I threw it in the garbage.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:13   #19
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Re: Propane detectors

I've been using a Xintex S1-A for 4 years now. The only problem I've had was where the sensor was getting wet, in the bilge. Killed the sensor in the end. I've since re-located the new sensor to a drier spot, where it's been fine for 3 years. Yes, they don't like too much damp.

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