Questions about Gas Furnace
Hi. I have posted on here before and found it to be a wonderful site, full of wonderful people willing to help a newby.
I have a 1999 Jayco Eagle. Bought it last spring and got to use it only once this past September. Had a wonderful maiden trip to the NC coast. A little intimidating since this was our first trip, but everything worked out ok.
So now it is freezing weather here in Winston Salem NC, and we thought we would try out the heat to see how well it warmed up the camper in 28 degree weather. I cranked the furnace up and within 20 minutes it was 70 degrees inside. We were well pleased. But all this brought forward a few questions that we had. Here they are......
1) We had dual propane tanks mounted on the tongue. There is a slide switch that you move when one tank runs out and you switch it to the other tank manually. Do you turn both tanks on at the valve?, and then when one tank runs out, you slide the slideswitch to the other tank? If so, how do you know the one tank is out? When it starts getting cold inside.
2) When I first started it up, the automatic igniter started up the furnace. If one tank runs out, and the other tank is not turned on (or if both tanks are turned on and both tanks are now empty) will the furnace continue to try to automatically ignite the furnace, even though there is no gas available? If so, it seems like the continuous sparking all night long would ruin something.
3) Are the fuel gauge strips that you stick to the side of the tanks accurate to any degree? It would be great to have some type of indication that your are about to run out of gas on one tank, before switching to another tank.
Thanks for any input anyone can give.......and any tips will be accepted graciously.