Propane Leak Test, Detectors and Fire Extinguisher Checks
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Propane Leak Test: it is known as a drop test, what does that mean? Well the 101 of it is this, I hookup a meter(manometer) that measures pressure, drop it to a certain point and leaving the propane tank turned off, wait a set amount of time and see if the pressure drops which implies a propane leak somewhere.
|13.A.1 – LP Leak System Test||A||F||P||NI||NP|
|13.A.2 – LP Leak/Drop Test||Pass||Fail||Not Tested|
|13.A.3 – LP Leak/Drop Pressure Drop||Yes||No||Not Tested|
|13.A.4 – LP Drop Test Start/End Time||Start Time:||End Time:|
Let’s do a test on the LP (aka propane) Detector), it is checked by either pushing the test button and/or using propane/butane spray at the sensor, they have a life limit as to when they should be replaced, usually 3-5 yrs, sometimes the detector will tell you on it when it needs to be replaced and other times not.
|13.A.5 – LP Leak Detector||A||F||P||NI||NP|
|13.A.6 – LP Detector Test Result||Pass||Fail||Not Tested||NP|
|13.A.7 – LP Detector – Make/Model/Serial#/Date||Make:||Model:||Serial:||Date:|
|13.A.8 – LP Detector – Test Method||Spraying LP||Push Button||Push Button and Spray LP||Not Tested|
CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detector Test, pushing button is the only way to tested it. It could be yours is both a CO and a Propane detector combo Unit.
|13.A.9 – Carbon Monoxide Detector||A||F||P||NI||NP|
|13.A.10 – Carbon Monoxide Detector Test Result||Pass||Fail||Not Tested||NP|
|13.A.11 – Carbon Monoxide Detector – Make/Model/Serial#/Date||Make:||Model:||Serial:||Date:|
|13.A.12 – Carbon Monoxide Detector – Test Method||Yes by push button||No by push button||Not Tested||NP|
Smoke Detector, same kind of test, push button
|13.A.13 – Smoke Detector||A||F||P||NI||NP|
|13.A.14 – Smoke Detector Test Result||Pass||Fail||Not Tested||NP|
|13.A.15 – Smoke Detector Make/Model/Serial#/Date||Make:||Model:||Serial:||Date:|
|13.A.16 – Smoke Detector Test Method||Yes by push button||No by push button||Not Tested||NP|
Fire Extinguisher, just checked to make sure the gauge indicates a charged state and the correct size based on whether the RV has a generator or not.
|13.A.17 – Fire Extinguisher||A||F||P||NI||NP|
|13.A.18 – Fire Extinguisher Size||TT w/o Generator 5BC||TT w/Generator 10BC||Motor Home/Generator 10BC||NP|
|13.A.19 – Fire Extinguisher Secure in Bracket||Yes||No||NP|
|13.A.20 – Fire Extinguisher Mounted within 24 inches of door||Yes||No||NP|
|13.A.21 – Fire Extinguisher Gauge indicates charged state||Yes||No||NP|
Next week we will check out propane tanks DOT and ASME.
See you next week 🙂