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Old 10-24-2020, 09:15 PM   #21
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Have had some interesting problems with propane too.

A couple hints I have not seen mentioned yet. A bit of dirt in the tank connection will do that. Now I don't have them refilled and swap them instead. And I have gotten some bad tanks. Check a lot around that connection.

That noise sure sounds like an internal noise with the regulator. I here echoing and that would be happening inside the unit.



Now one thing I do at times with noises is to get a dowel or rod like a couple feet long and then place it at various places and then listen to the end of the rod. With a direct connect like that if you are at the location of the noise you will hear it much louder and clearer. And that might tell you something.

I also have at times created a leak like not quite screwing the tank connector all the way on to make sure my soap is working and bubbling good. Some are much better than others.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:59 AM   #22
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Thanks again, everyone. The new line (joined a foot back from the break), hoses, and regulator are in place and triple checked for leaks with both a gas sniffer and soapy water. Zero leaks and no noises! I fastened the piping in place under the trailer and resprayed the insulation foam, leaving the connection area open for future inspections. New CO/gas detector being installed today after doing new smoke alarms (2) yesterday. Ready to go camping again in December for our southern Florida trip.
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Thanks again, everyone. The new line (joined a foot back from the break), hoses, and regulator are in place and triple checked for leaks with both a gas sniffer and soapy water. Zero leaks and no noises! I fastened the piping in place under the trailer and resprayed the insulation foam, leaving the connection area open for future inspections. New CO/gas detector being installed today after doing new smoke alarms (2) yesterday. Ready to go camping again in December for our southern Florida trip.

One thing I do is a pressure holding test. Basically I turn on the gas and light the stove and let it get going right. Then I turn it off and turn off the gas. Then I wait a day. Then I make sure I don't smell gas and then turn on and light the stove. It should light and stay lit for a short time. If it will not light then you probably still have a leak.
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One thing I do is a pressure holding test. Basically I turn on the gas and light the stove and let it get going right. Then I turn it off and turn off the gas. Then I wait a day. Then I make sure I don't smell gas and then turn on and light the stove. It should light and stay lit for a short time. If it will not light then you probably still have a leak.
A small leak and the bad smell goes away. Lighting the stove and no explosion could be an indication there is no leak within the camper.
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I did the stove test yesterday and it lit for a few seconds. Probably OK. Also, the leak was never inside, so we’re OK there, too.

Frankly, seeing the quality of workmanship we’ve had at local RV places in the past year, I’m willing to bet more on my own carefully done and checked repairs. I’m on no one’s clock but my own.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:11 PM   #27
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A small leak and the bad smell goes away. Lighting the stove and no explosion could be an indication there is no leak within the camper.



The point of doing the smell test is to make sure that there is not an explosion danger. I also open and run all my vents when doing this. If you pressurize your propane system it should stay pressurized. If it has a small leak then it will drop back to basically zero over night. But if it maintains pressure over night then it is not actually leaking.

I actually do that with my water system too. I turn my pump on with everything off and the system full of water and then turn its power off once it shuts offand come back and turn on the pump. If the pump runs there is a leak.
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I trust his work more than anyone, including RV mechanics. They charged us 900 dollars for work that Kevin had to redo, and then it was done right.

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