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FIREBOY XINTEX M1 Gasoline Fume Detector

Model # 453068Mfg # M-1-R

$159.99

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Product Description

Detect dangerous gas fumes before they make trouble

Now every inboard and sterndrive powerboat owner can afford the protection that a gasoline vapor detector provides. The M-1 fits in a standard 2" instrument hole and includes an MS-2 sensor. Draws 210mA. 7-14V DC. 2"dia. cutout. Alarm sounds at 16%-20% of the lower explosive level.

  • Types of Vapor Monitored: Gasoline and propane
  • Alarms: 85dB audible horn
  • Minimum Vapor Level for Activation: 18-20% LEL @70°F
  • Monitoring Algorithm: Instantaneous readings
  • Display Size: 2" diameter
  • Controls: Test/Mute button
  • Power Requirements: 12V DC
  • Sensors Monitored: One remote sensor
  • Case Dimensions: 2" diameter
  • Wiring Hardware Included: 20' sensor wire only

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Fireboy XintexM1 Gasoline Fume Detector
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

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    • Casual/ recreational (6)
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5.0

Installed myself, it was easy to do and seems to work well.

By Rich

from Derry, NH

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Clear Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Peace of mind

    Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

    I installed this in my 38 Ft Regal in the dash at the factory location. I was lucky to find power connections under the dash that were labeled from the factory for the Fume Detector. This made half the job easy as there already was fused power available specifically for this Fume Detector.

    If you do this yourself, be prepared to create a 2 1/16 inch hole for the panel mount. Unfortunately, most easy to find hole saws are 2 inch or 2 1/8 inch. I used a 2 inch hole saw, then widened the hole a bit by angling the saw through my 1 inch thick dashboard, finishing with a round file. This was easy to do and the fit on the dash is perfect and it looks factory installed. This took all of about 20 minutes after being sure that I would not hit anything behind the dashboard while drilling and filing the hole.

    The hardest part of the job (which I thought was going to be the simplest part of the job) was that it took almost the rest of the day trying to route the sensor cable from the dashboard to the engine 'room'. I had to remove my ice-maker/refridge and take apart some cabinetry (just some phillips screws) under my wet sink to get at the area to route the cable to my 'engine room'.

    The sensor cable was just long enough for my needs. I mounted the sensor on one of my engine stringers about the height of the starboard engine starter.

    As instructed, I tested the sensor using a butane gas grille lighter. I was surprised how sensitive the sensor was! By the time I looked up to see if the butane was going to be detected, the red light on the M1 Fume Detector was already lit.

    In short, I'm happy with the peace of mind this Fume Detector will give me.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    cheap sensor - third replacement failed.

    By tom

    from santa cruz, ca

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Reviewer

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          Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

          I'm on my third sensor. I have it located in the engine room where water always accumulates in the bilge. Apprently the humidity is a problem for this sensor.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Poured gas and dosen't alarm

          By Jim D

          from Pensacola, Fl

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions

          Cons

          • Didn't Alarm

          Best Uses

          • Boat's Bilge

          Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

          Installed in boat as instructions stated. Test procedure indicated it worked. But, when I intentionally spilled gas under sensor, to perform MY test, alarm didn't sound. Company stated to use unlite butane lighter to test. That didn't work either. If raw gas under sensor will not set off alarm, what good is it? Don't buy!!!!!!!!

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          5.0

          Save a boat; save a life

          By Oldwoodboats

          from Lake Champlain

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

              Five years after installation in my vintage Lyman utility the alarm sounded right after I had sniffed the engine compartment and then started the engine. A small fuel leak from a fitting had developed, no doubt from the extensive vibrations incurred on Interstate 95. Sniffing prior to starting wasn't enough because the fitting was downstream of the the fuel pump and therefore not pressurized until after the engine started. This alarm probably saved my boat and maybe my life.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Buzzer warning stopped working after 2 y

              By Mike

              from Hopatcong NJ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

                  Don't nuy it

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                  5.0

                  Worth the extra margin of safety

                  By Ken

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Clear Instructions
                  • Simple To Use

                  Cons

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                      Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

                      Won't replace a good look in the bilge, but is an extra level of safety. Easy to test both meter and sensor.

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      so far so good

                      By moore

                      from cleveland ohio

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Instructions

                      Cons

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                          Comments about M1 Gasoline Fume Detector:

                          Havent installed yet, but everything else seems to be as it was advertised and sure it will do the job

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