I just put in a new propex heater so I made two new connections and neither of them are generating bubbles when I test them under pressure. I've checked them a few times, all without any bubbles forming.
I didn't have a gauge or check for a leak until after the heater installation. So it may be the new connections or maybe not. Or is it even considered a leak? I have difficulty smelling propane
, but no one else has noticed a tell tale odor. I have done the bubble leak test for the outside connections near the tank. I have not tested the stove connections or any connections that may be under the trailer.
The leak, if it is one, is slow! I just got a tank gauge and when I turn off the tank at night the gauge shows no drop in pressure that would indicate a leak, but by the next morning there is no pressure registering on the gauge.
I took some pictures of the gauge over time.
Tank and gauge.
Something like watching paint
Of course it has been getting colder which changes the pressure in the tank! But in the morning it will show empty.
If I turn off the tank, then light
the stove, the burners run half heartedly for a very short time. So there can't be very much propane
in the line. But if it was pressurized would it be leaking more?
I'm going camping for two day starting tomorrow, so the tank will be on all night, as will the heater. Will it be dangerous?
How can I find a leak if it isn't bubbling?