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Old 01-18-2005, 10:47 AM   #1
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What does the furnace do if you run out of propane - will it keep trying to ignite or is there a sensor that tells it no gas is available??
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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What does the furnace do if you run out of propane - will it keep trying to ignite or is there a sensor that tells it no gas is available??
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:33 PM   #3
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When your furnace fails to light, it tries a fixed number of times, then it goes into lock-out and must be turned off to reset. On earlyer ones the blower will continue to run but more recently they have made them turn off. But it won't hurt the furnace in either case.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:42 PM   #4
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When you run out of propane the gas valve will shut off when there is no heat from the flame. This should happen within one mimute of running out. Most RV furnaces the fan will run untill you turn off the furnace switch manually.
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Just as Kirk has stated that after a certain number of tries (depending on the DSI board) up to three if it fails to ignite it goes into lock out and on the older (prior to 2002) the fan continues to run. The newer models have been redesigned so the fan will stop also. The older furnaces can be upgraded with a new version DSI board and then the fan will stop in the event the furnaces fails to lite. I would highly recommend the Dinosaur brand Fan 50 plus DSI boards. They have a three year warranty and are a three try board. You will need to have someone that is knowlegable to change the fan wiring to incorporate the new version board.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:53 PM   #6
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Okay, that answers it. I was hoping the fan would not continue to run, but my coach is a 2000 and suppose that it will just keep running.
My reason for asking is I have an adapter/extend-a-stay kit installed with a 30# bottle that I take to get refilled without having to drive the MH to get LP - but I don't have a good way to determine how much is left in the bottle. I ususally just take a guess at the weight and then get it filled, but was wondering what would happen if it ran out and I wasn't there and if any harm would happen.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ned:
but I don't have a good way to determine how much is left in the bottle. I ususally just take a guess at the weight and then get it filled <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This might help:

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