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Old 12-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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need help purging propane line

coach has been in storage 5-6 months. getting it ready to go out for xmas
trip, can't light anything on prpane.It was working fine when I put in barn.
Hope some one can help thanks

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Assuming you turned off the propane at the tank and it leaked out of the lines over the storage period that's pretty much what happens to both of my rigs over winter. Turn on the propane, turn on the stove burners and hold a BBQ lighter to the burner 'till you start to get flame. Once one burner is lit turn on the other one(s) and let them run.

After the stove lights move to other appliances and light them. Ref/WH/furnace may take a few tries and may go into lockout/error modes and require reset. Never had to do more than one reset if stove is lit and run first.





If you left the tank on all winter check to see if anything is in it. You may have had a leak.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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Assuming you turned off the propane at the tank and it leaked out of the lines over the storage period that's pretty much what happens to both of my rigs over winter. Turn on the propane, turn on the stove burners and hold a BBQ lighter to the burner 'till you start to get flame. Once one burner is lit turn on the other one(s) and let them run.

After the stove lights move to other appliances and light them. Ref/WH/furnace may take a few tries and may go into lockout/error modes and require reset. Never had to do more than one reset if stove is lit and run first.


If you left the tank on all winter check to see if anything is in it. You may have had a leak.
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Assuming you turned off the propane at the tank and it leaked out of the lines over the storage period that's pretty much what happens to both of my rigs over winter. Turn on the propane, turn on the stove burners and hold a BBQ lighter to the burner 'till you start to get flame. Once one burner is lit turn on the other one(s) and let them run.

After the stove lights move to other appliances and light them. Ref/WH/furnace may take a few tries and may go into lockout/error modes and require reset. Never had to do more than one reset if stove is lit and run first.





If you left the tank on all winter check to see if anything is in it. You may have had a leak.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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x3 on the stove & BBQ routine. Once I get the stove lit all the other gas powered appliances work. Also, check to see if the propane detector inside the rv is on and functioning.
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I will give a bit more complex.. IF it's just air in the lines (Which by the way is not possible) the above instructions are good. Air in the lines is only possible when the rig is sticker in the window new or following major work on the propane system.

Back to topic.

Start with the tank valve Open or closed? If open close it, go get some coffee (kill time) and then SLOWLY open it.. If you hear a hiss. stop, when wait till it stopps hissing and continue to open SLOWLY, continue this procedure till fully open.

NExt is there an electrical solenoid nearby? If so is the Propane Detector (Actually an explosive gas detector) on or off? IF on are the batteries on or off and are they charged.

Simple test. hold something which has the following charastericts near the solenoid coil.

Attracted by magnets (most table knives work

Flat (likewise if held flatwise)

Does the magnet attract or not, if not you have an electrical issue.

If there is no solenoid.. Skip that part.

THEN follow the advice of others above.
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I will give a bit more complex.. IF it's just air in the lines (Which by the way is not possible) the above instructions are good. Air in the lines is only possible when the rig is sticker in the window new or following major work on the propane system.

Back to topic.

Start with the tank valve Open or closed? If open close it, go get some coffee (kill time) and then SLOWLY open it.. If you hear a hiss. stop, when wait till it stopps hissing and continue to open SLOWLY, continue this procedure till fully open.

NExt is there an electrical solenoid nearby? If so is the Propane Detector (Actually an explosive gas detector) on or off? IF on are the batteries on or off and are they charged.

Simple test. hold something which has the following charastericts near the solenoid coil.

Attracted by magnets (most table knives work

Flat (likewise if held flatwise)

Does the magnet attract or not, if not you have an electrical issue.

If there is no solenoid.. Skip that part.

THEN follow the advice of others above.
wa8yxm, thanks it had to do with the gas sniffer not being turned on!! Again thanks for ur post
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Given your description of the problem I was very nearly convinced that was it... But .. Well "Very nearly" is not "Convinced" .. Glad you found it, Glad I could be of help. If you have not already done so please click the "THANKS" botton at the bottom of my post.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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