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Here is where the house Battery's will go, I think there is room for Six battery's, Or at least Five, Still have to build the battery box and hook the vent fan up with a hose.




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I could start building the kitchen counter top and install the sink & stove, Here you can see the spots on the wall that need sanding and re-painted, We are thinking about Stainless steel counter top with a Copper back splash. I think it will look good with the stainless looking stove and a new stainless refrigerator, Although the front of the stove is black I might go with a black refrigerator, There will be 5 little round LED lights under them cabinets.



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With the Carbon Monoxide Detector and the LP gas detectors, I'm thinking they should be mounted up kinda high on the wall, Is that right or will it really matter......????...Also what will be the best, The one's the run on battery's or the 12 Volt models..??

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In my 5er, both CO and smoke are mounted near the entry door on the ceiling. This is about 10-12 feet from the oven. On occasion, if the wind blows the exhaust around the trailer and the entry door is open, the CO alarm will go off.

The propane detector is on the floor across from the refer, furnace and stove/oven. Definitely floor level on the Propane detectors as propane is heavier and sinks if it escapes. The propane runs on the RV's 12 volts but my CO and Smoke are the battery type. I test them all every time we use the trailer. It is best to do exactly what the manufacturer recommends for their product as far as installations.

Also, my propane detector is wired directly to the battery with an inline fuse. This way the darn thing is always on so you don't forget to turn it on and can't be disable at the converter/fuse panel. The problem is it runs the batts down after a month or so. I added a battery on/off switch to the rig.

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That is what I was thinking, The LP gas is heavy and sinks to the floor, I read somewhere that at least 5 FT off from the floor is the best place, I do believe I will order the two in one Alarm LP and CO in one unit and go with the 12 volt model.

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From the below link:

"High or low in a room; It makes no difference where you put the detector -- but not because carbon monoxide and air have approximately the same density. Both are gases and as a result, diffusion alone and the entropy effect will take care of mixing them. Any convection currents and/or forced-air turbulence present will also enable the gases to mix and affect the detector."

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem03/chem03364.htm

Basically, the CO detector can go anywhere where it will receive adequate air flow across its sensor.

Both of my detectors are about 12 inches off of the floor on the exterior of the shower wall, across from the bed's pedestal.


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gotsmart wrote:

From the below link:

"High or low in a room; It makes no difference where you put the detector -- but not because carbon monoxide and air have approximately the same density. Both are gases and as a result, diffusion alone and the entropy effect will take care of mixing them. Any convection currents and/or forced-air turbulence present will also enable the gases to mix and affect the detector."

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem03/chem03364.htm

Basically, the CO detector can go anywhere where it will receive adequate air flow across its sensor.

Both of my detectors are about 12 inches off of the floor on the exterior of the shower wall, across from the bed's pedestal.
This is just what I was looking for, Thanks Buddy.

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I put in new detectors--replaced the LP and added a direct wired CO detector. I read that it did not matter on the CO detector how high it was installed but that it should be 2' away from a door or window. Ours are mounted underneath the refrigerator about 4" above the floor.


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EMD360 wrote:

I put in new detectors--replaced the LP and added a direct wired CO detector. I read that it did not matter on the CO detector how high it was installed but that it should be 2' away from a door or window. Ours are mounted underneath the refrigerator about 4" above the floor.
Thanks, That is where I'm going to install mine, somewhere Into the Sink/Stove counter.

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Copper will look great until water hits it.
Between condensation from the A/C and washing dishes, in 6 months it will verdigris and look like a wall full of mold. And I love copper...

Stainlness, absolutely. For countertops and fridge.
The more "light," the better. You will need fewer lights and your space will not look crowded.

I have white formica countertops with a stainless cooktop and microwave. I used thin aluminum sheet for a backsplash, secured with non-magnetic stainless screws.

My 6-cubic foot fridge is brown, but will probably be replaced with a stainless 5cu model. BUT. My fridge is behind the door, so how much sunlight hits it and reflects concerns me. I don't like "shiny *&it" coming out of nowhere to blind me while driving.

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We are thinking about Stainless steel counter top with a Copper back splash.
I think it will look good with the stainless looking stove and a new stainless refrigerator.
Although the front of the stove is black I might go with a black refrigerator.


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