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Will a carbon monoxide detector detect propane leaks?

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3%
In some cases
12%
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70%
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Question: Will a carbon monoxide detector detect propane leaks?
Top Answer (70% of 64 votes): Never.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I will photograph detectors on request
Harris Business Professionals
Answer: Never
Explanation: Carbon monoxide dectors will only pick up carbon monoxide put off by the burning of propane from a result of an improperly vented appliance.
SDL Plumbing Inc.
Answer: Never
Explanation: Propane gas is normally detected by its odor.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
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Answer: Never
Explanation: A CO detector will not alert you of any Propane leaks.
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: Never
Explanation: Carbon monoxide detectors detect dangerous levels of exhaust gases only
Superior Inspection Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: A regular carbon monoxide detector can not do both, there are some suppliers that provide a multi gas unit.
Scheidt Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Different types of gas
InFocus Inspection
Answer: Never
Explanation: NO
North State Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: Propane requires a different detector.
Kairos Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: It will detect CO from combustion of propane but not propane in gas form
Millyard Home Inspection
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I have never used one in that respect.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Never
Explanation: Carbon monoxide detectors only detect carbon monoxide gas,
Best Choice Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the size of the leak. Monitors will go off if air quality or O@ is reduced.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you have a Safe T Alert Carbon Monoxide Detector it will also alerts you to LP gas/Propane and Natural Gas leaks. This is usually used in motor-homes, trailers or 5th wheel campers. However, you can use them in your home.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: Never
Explanation: Carbon monoxide detectors detect carbon monoxide, not natural gas or liquid propane leaks.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: This device only detects carbon monoxide witch is commonly known as smoke.
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