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Old 04-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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Well we had a propane detector and either it malfunctioned or the leak (under the counters) was contained enough that the detector didn't catch it. the previous owner had removed the gas hot water heater and installed a electric one. Mr brilliant during his conversion didn't cap the propane line. I didn't catch it because after he converted it he built added storage racks under the cabinet and it hid the pipe. We got to use the camper one time and it almost killed us. Then insurance slapped us in the face and didn't give me hardly anything for the camper and didn't pay half of the medical bills. Thank God that my wife has recovered mostly. I learned some important lessons that day. The first is that I value my wife over anything, propane is very unforgiving, Breathing in flaming liquid propane hurts like hell as it burns your airways, trying to be tough / stupid because your wife is hurt and not getting checked out will lead to serious hospitalization. and Insurance companies suck, and Skoolies are defiantly the way to go. Oh also, firemen will steal your Jack Daniels. LOL My wife during the blast covered our daughter with her body and my daughter received only singed hair. My wife was badly burned and for a short time waiting for the ambulance, I thought I had lost her. I'm excited to build my Skoolie but I'm defiantly doing it smart, and I'll check everything over and over and over. lol. I'm getting a lot of ideas from your build Roach......
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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glad to have ya'll around still (seems like PO would be held responsible for that stupid crap)
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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I'm getting a lot of ideas from your build Roach......
Happy I can be of help, but almost all of the ideas in my build came from other people's builds.

After hearing your story I'm going to have a good look at my propane system.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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It is good that you did not die in a burst of fire. Glad to hear that your wife is healing.

I have been a fan of propane devices for many years. I do, however, perform periodic inspections on all my lines with soapy water to check for any leaks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:28 PM   #15
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I'll defiantly advise anyone using propane to have a detector and have it in the area of your stove, etc! I still shudder to think how close we came to death, and the sight of the flesh dripping off my wife's legs is something ill never forget. She won't even set foot in a camper now, but has shown a lot of interest in the bus, Since i promised her no propane. I'm going to get a small microwave and to be honest I love campfire cooking so it will be no big deal. She said she will go camping with us since I'm installing no gas! I consider it a win!
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sounds great!!

Only propane I have is for cooking outside or on the table when present of course...I don't trust the fridges and heaters

good luck and God speed on your adventures
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