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Old 01-06-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Full tank...but no propane in the coach

I thought I had simply run out of propane and my gauges were just faulty. No propane at stove, water heater or furnace. Got propane but tank was still 3/4 full. Only thing I can think of is a faulty regulator. Any ideas?
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Make sure the sniffer is on.
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Try closing the shut off valve really tight to reset the flow check valve, If quite ,you might hear a click when it resets, then open the valve slowly and see if you have gas. This flow valve is in there in case of a line rupture.....excess flow and it slams shut till reset.
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Not sure what a "sniffer" is??
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I thought I had simply run out of propane and my gauges were just faulty. No propane at stove, water heater or furnace. Got propane but tank was still 3/4 full. Only thing I can think of is a faulty regulator. Any ideas?
How cold is the weather the regulator is operating in?
I've had both a bad regulator, which I replaced, and once, in cold (10F) weather, my regulator froze up, (placing a 60 watt light bulb near the regulator fixed it).
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Thanks Palehorse! That worked! Would still like to know what a sniffer is tho.
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I'm not sure who the manufacturer is of your coach, but I know on a Country Coach there's a master solenoid located below the residential refrigerator that controls all natural gas flow. They can go bad, and when they do....you're seeing the result.

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Thanks Palehorse! That worked! Would still like to know what a sniffer is tho.
Propane (LPG) detector = sniffer
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This is indeed the coldest weather we have been in. Last night 19 degrees. Will remember the light bulb trick if issues continue
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Thanks Palehorse! That worked! Would still like to know what a sniffer is tho.
I am glad you got your gas flow back......Keep warm!
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Just for general information, just about all propane spuds these days have flow limiters in them. These spuds are the piece that goes into the propane tank valve, be it brass or the colored plastic handwheel. On many rigs, there are spuds on the low pressure side of the regulator that connect the hose going to the rig appliances to the regulator. Also, if you have an "Extend-A-Stay" or a T for a line to a BBQ, there are probably spuds connecting to it that are also flow limiting and the Extend-A-Stay has one internal. Procedure for resetting all these is the same, shut off, wait a bit and slowly reopen the supply valve. Hearing the spuds reset is somewhat problematical as many times the internal valve is a very light plastic ball that makes little or no noise. If you have a particular problem with a valve that constantly sets when it shouldn't, the spud can be easily drilled out. Occasionally these things do go bad.
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If you travel into cold areas, I would suggest you insulate your regulator and any exposed gas and water lines.

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This is indeed the coldest weather we have been in. Last night 19 degrees. Will remember the light bulb trick if issues continue
At my stick house we use propane for cooking. I have a 250 gallon tank. One cold morning we had no propane at the stove even though the tank was full. I called the propane people and they told me that sometimes moisture In the regulator freezes. They recommended taking a pitcher of hot water and pouring on the regulator. It took one pitcher and we had propane again. You might try that if you do not have a light bulb handy.
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Try closing the shut off valve really tight to reset the flow check valve, If quite ,you might hear a click when it resets, then open the valve slowly and see if you have gas. This flow valve is in there in case of a line rupture.....excess flow and it slams shut till reset.
Don't ever close the valve "real tight"! They're a needle valve and you'll ruin the seat and needle if closed too tight. Two finger tight is enough UNLESS someone has already ham fisted it!
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