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Old 07-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Propane Leaking?

So I had to fill up the propane tanks the other day and the technician at the propane dealer hooked it back up for me. Went camping and started smelling propane and heard a noise like it was leaking from the tanks whenver I turned their dials on. No gas smell in trailer just outside. Is this normal because I can't remember it ever doing that before. I checked the connection and it was secure. I don't have a clue what's going on there. Any advice?


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Old 07-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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No - you should not smell or hear propane escaping. Make sure the connections are tight. Also take soapy wanter and put on the connectors to look for bubbles. If there are bubbles it is leaking. If you don't find it turn the tanks off until you get someone to check it out. Propane can/does ignite (explode) so be careful.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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So I should have them on then put the soapy water on there and look for bubbles correct?
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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Turn gas off now!! You should never smell gas inside or out. Check all your fittings and yes if you need to use soapy water to check them, go ahead.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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The connectors are easy to get cross-threaded. With a little practice you can tell when they go on right.

I had a seal get damaged when a damaged filler nozzle was used. I don't know exactly what they are called, but I bought a repair valve called a fix-a-valve or something like that. A major propane dealer can replace the valve it needed. On some valves, the seal can be replaced.
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