Anyone got advice on plug in LPG detectors (1 Viewer)

Reddave999

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Hi All

Has anyone got any thoughts on plug-in LPG detectors that sell for £10 to £15 quid from Amazon?

Thanks in anticipation.

Dave
 

JeanLuc

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I have never bothered. If you get an lpg leak you will smell it at very low concentrations.
 
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JeanLuc is right. I fitted my own Gaslow at one time and even the smallest leak had the unmissable smell of gas. I think my nose would have detected the leak before a fitted sensor.
 
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Even an external leak of LPG has an unmistakeable whiff, so I imagine an internal one would be hard not to notice. Although I do know a couple of people who have lost their sense of smell in their advancing years, so a detector would definitely help them.

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usually you will smell it first ( Ethyl Mercaptan, it used to be ) smells like bad cabbage fa*ts) Usually its proved by a bubble test. If you are away then its soapy water and a brush or the standard is a spray that shows up even the slowest of bubbles, worth carrying if you are worried.
Keep sniffing and dont block the drop outs at the bottom of the gas locker

Mike
 
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JeanLuc

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On the other hand, and you did not mention it so perhaps have it covered, I would definitely fit a CO detector. This needs to be at, or a bit above, your head height when asleep.
 
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