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Old 11-10-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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Is there any way to check the burn factor in propane. I filled up my tank the other day, it took 8lbs. We went out yesterday, it got cold last night, the furnace kicked in ran for a while, went off. tried to light stove, wouldn't go with the auto clicker, used the hand lighter, it lite but at high the flame was barely visiable. this stuff doesn't want to burn, any suggestions.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:05 AM   #2
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The gas man turns off the valve at the tank when filling. Check that it was turned off, but not completely.
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Pressure regulator problem or valve not fully open.


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After some checking I found out that there might have been some moisture that caused the low presure.I waited till the temp went up outside and the flames were normal.Also that the tank can be insulated to prevent moisture buildup. Has anyone done anything like this.
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You might have gotten Butane instead of Propane. Butane will not gas off at low temps.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:35 PM   #6
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Question, When you turn off the propane due you turn the valve knob counter clockwise or clockwise? I think it is opposite of the water spout, is this correct?


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Question, When you turn off the propane due you turn the valve knob counter clockwise or clockwise? I think it is opposite of the water spout, is this correct?


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Not on mine. Righty tighty (off) lefty loosey (on)
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Not on mine. Righty tighty (off) lefty loosey (on)
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Question, When you turn off the propane due you turn the valve knob counter clockwise or clockwise? I think it is opposite of the water spout, is this correct?


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You are thinking of the line fitting to the tank. Propane has left hand threads on all line connections.

The valve is normal, just as t55watson explained.
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It's possible you do have some water in the propane. As the propane goes thru the regulator the pressure drops which cools the vapor and may be enough for ice to form in the regulator itself.. They do use methyl alcohol to absorb moisture in the propane.
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Eight pounds of propane would be a very small amount. Are you sure your tank is full? Some propane venders don't know that much about filling motorhome tanks. There should be a gauge on your tank.


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Eight pounds of propane would be a very small amount. Are you sure your tank is full? Some propane venders don't know that much about filling motorhome tanks. There should be a gauge on your tank.
Propane weighs 4.4 lbs per gallon so just less than 2 gallons.
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Another suggestion: Turn the propane tank on S-L-O-W-L-Y or risk destroying the diaphragm or the regulator ( I forget which one I was told could be damaged with a "hard" shock opening.)
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Sounds to me as though the regulator is freezing up, do you have a two stage regulator? They perform better in cold weather than single stage.


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