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Will a carbon monoxide detector detect propane leaks?

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Question: Will a carbon monoxide detector detect propane leaks?
Top Answer (74% of 58 votes): Never.

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
Answer: Never
Explanation: CO2 is a by product of burnt fuels.
Reality Property Inspections
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Propane is a hydrocarbon. Carbon Monoxide detectors only detect Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide is produced when a hydrocarbon fuel is not com-busted completely.
Moran Property Inspections
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Answer: Never
Explanation: NO
North State Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: Propane requires a different detector.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: detector only detects CO
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Different gasses
At Ease Home Inspection
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: They only detect carbon monoxide.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
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