Q: "I use my RV for occasional trips. I tried resetting my CCI 7719 gas alarm with automatic shut-off valve a dozen times before I could get it to open today. I need to replace the unit but CCI controls shut down in 2009. Do you have a replacement unit? The CCI unit is mounted vertically." Thanks. Don from Arizona.
Answer: Don, you are in luck. Safe-T-Alert just announced a new unit that replaces the CCI Controls propane unit with valve shut-off. The unit is called the 70-742-R-KIT. Included is a combination carbon monoxide and propane gas monitor, a relay to connect to the gas shut off valve and an automatic shut off valve. This valve is for 1/4 inch lines but includes an adapter for 3/8 inch gas lines. It is very important that you replace both your current valve and the malfunctioning CCI unit. The manufacturer warns that otherwise there is danger of a fire. The Safe-T-Alert 70-742 Kit comes in brown, black and white. The bonus is that you also get a UL listed carbon monoxide alarm as well as the propane alarm and automatic shut off valve. The unit can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
Dual Propane/LP and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Features Include:
Meets 1/1/05 requirements set by RVIA for new RV's requiring both Propane detectors and CO alarms.
Also detects Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Methane.
Operational Temperature: -40 degrees F to +150 degrees F.
- Relative Humidity: 15 per cent to 95 per cent
- >Audible Output: 85dB at 10 feet
- Gas Alarm Trigger: Less than 25 percent of the lower explosive level of propane and methane.
- Gas Level Confirmation: 8 Seconds.
- CO Alarm Trigger: Less than 15 minutes at 400 parts per million.
Test/Reset Button - Tests all detector functions with one touch. Resets and Mutes alarm while safety and corrective actions are taken.
>Alarm is fully operational during mute cycle and will re-alarm if hazardous conditions reoccur.
- Two Indicator Lights: Red CO LED flashes with 4 beeps and 5 seconds silence if CO level is over 70 ppm. Red Gas LED flashes and alarm sounds steady tone when dangerous propane or natural gas level is detected.
- RV 12 Volt Hard Wired Model. Prevents accidental disconnection during alarm.
- Includes a 1/4 inch gas valve with an threaded adapter for 3/8 inch lines. Replace current valve with this unit to prevent fires.
Built for the extreme RV environment.
One Year Limited Warranty.
70 Series Operating Specifications:
UL Listing Propane/Natural Gas - UL 1484 RV Gas Detectors.
UL Listing Carbon Monoxide UL 2034 RV Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
ULC Listing & CSA 6.19-01.
Power Supply and Current Draw 12 vDC 132 mA. Relay 12 vDC - 3 amp is included.
Operational Voltage: 12 Volt +/- 15%.
Low voltage power warning alarm @ 7 volts
Front Case Dimensions: 70-742 - 6.375"W x 3.5"H x 1.385"D
Patent Number: US 7,248,156 B2
Colors: White, Almond or Brown.
- Recessed Case Dimensions: approximately 1.5 inches deep x 5 inches long by 3 inches wide.
LP Gas Detectors are required on RVs . . .
ANSI A119.2 - Fire & Life Safety
3-4.8 LP Gas Detectors
"An LP gas detector must be installed in any RV that contains an LP gas appliance and an electrical system. The LP gas detector must be listed as suitable for use in recreational vehicles under the requirements of UL 1484 Residential Gas Detectors, and be installed according to the terms of its listing. RVIA Effective Date 9/96, Revised 9/99."
CARBON MONOXIDE & PROPANE ALARM REPLACEMENT NOTICE: Note to Customers:
All Safe-T-Alert Propane and Carbon Monoxide Alarms that are 5 years old and older are beyond their Mandatory Replacement Time and MUST be replaced.
Background: Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL®) Carbon Monoxide Standard UL 2034 and Canadian Standards Association (CSA®) CSA 119.2 now require that all Carbon Monoxide alarms be designed to stop service in 3 to 5 years . UL and CSA have determined that Carbon Monoxide alarms have a limited life. Propane alarms use similar sensors and UL will require the same service life in the near future.
ALL MTI Propane and Carbon Monoxide alarms which are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced. The following Safe-T-Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm Models MUST be replaced: SA-4, SA-5, 50-541 and 50-542. Models 60-541 and 60-542 over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.The following Safe-T-Alert Propane Alarms Models MUST be replaced: SA-7 and SA-8. Models 30-441,30-442, 40-441 and 40-442 that are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.
Important! Only install CO and Propane alarms that are UL or CSA listed for Recreational Vehicle Use.
Thanks for your question.