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Topic # 193548 14-Mar-2016 20:54
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Has anyone got an LPG detector at home? Plenty of hits for motorhomes and boats etc, but hardly anything for installing in bricks and mortar.

 

1) Am I missing something e.g. is LPG leak from gas stoves a non-existent issue?

 

2) Please recommend an LPG detector for home use

 

 


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  Reply # 1514657 16-Mar-2016 18:23
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Does your hob have flame failure detection? (Thermocouples ) If not I would recommend replacing it with one that does. Far better to reduce your chance of having a gas leak before worrying about detecting one after it happens. Your gas bottle is outside I take it?





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  Reply # 1514692 16-Mar-2016 20:01
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Surely a boat one would work just as well, just needs 12v
I guess it's less of an issue in houses because the gas is more likely to dissipate. In a boat it pools in the bilge



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  Reply # 1514766 16-Mar-2016 22:25
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Thanks.
Unfortunately the Westinghouse 635 doesn't look like it had the thermocouple thing. Bottles are outside.
Shk292 - that's probably it, house isn't such a problem.
Will look into replacement and a boat/campervan detector. Pity kickstarter Point detector doesn't do lpg...

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I do, with a MQ-6 sensor on an arduino - it was pretty simple to build and makes a sensitive meter.

 

ebay has such sensors, some are in ready made circuits and devices.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1515275 18-Mar-2016 06:18
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howsitgoing:

 

I do, with a MQ-6 sensor on an arduino - it was pretty simple to build and makes a sensitive meter.

 

ebay has such sensors, some are in ready made circuits and devices.

 

 

 

 

 

That would be cool build if i had LPG in the house. However i wouldn't worry about a gas leak in the home. If you can smell it you know you have a leak, levels would have to be ridiculously high to be a worry.


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