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camperdave

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Posted: 07/04/20 08:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

moving the slider has no effect. It's a super yellow flame, and sometimes flares when lighting like it's pooling up instead of flowing if you know what I mean. there is plenty of airflow available, so I'm thinking gas flow is the issue. I'm about to go out and disconnect the gas line at the tank, and at the water heater, and blow air though it to see if it's somehow plugged up. I might go fill the tank up today to make sure it's not just low, even though the gauge shows 1/2 tank (and I have gas at other appliances). Local shop I usually fill at is closed today, but there's a gas station nearby with a tank that opens at 2p. We'll see if I resolve it before that lol.


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Posted: 07/04/20 09:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even though other appliances work, I would look into a new regulator. Make sure you get a horizontal one. That means the vent faces down!


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Posted: 07/04/20 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is how I bench-tested mine.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fusea........d/tid/30086924/srt/pa/pging/1/page/2.cfm

On page 1 of that is a photo where it shows my clamp to cover more of the air holes where the slider did not move far enough because of its screw holder.

I was getting too much air. If you get it just right the flame looks better and it sounds better--not so noisy.

In a previous episode, the whole burner was rusty and the little flame spreader cap broke off, which made the flame look bad. I got a new burner as seen in that photo. (amazon has them) The OP here says his burner is ok though.


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Posted: 07/04/20 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A manometer is a handy tool to own. I have a feeling many builders just put the plumbing together and never bother adjusting the regulator.


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Posted: 07/04/20 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blowing out the line didn't help, and I was unable to get propane on July 4th, go figure lol.

As I'm up against it with a trip so I'm going to order both a new regulator and water heater gas valve to cover my bases. Will follow up in a week or so after our trip, hope I get to take warm showers!! [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/04/20 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ace hardware should have regulator and many have propane

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Closed today. As they should be of course! I'm shipping to an Amazon locker near our Monday destination, it will give me something to do while quarincamping.

I'm sure I'll be able to grab propane on the road tomorrow too.

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Posted: 07/05/20 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will you adjust the pressure on the new regulator?

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Posted: 07/05/20 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Regulator should be preset.

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Posted: 07/06/20 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would start with the simple stuff first, remove the gas valve orifice and clean with alcohol. That hole is only about .020 in dia and can get clogged. Remove and clean burner tube check that flame spreader has not rusted off and is 90 degrees to tube. Does your refer run on propane? is the flame blue and steady or is it yellow and flicker? That will give you a good idea if you have a gas flow problem from the main tank through the regulator. If the slots in the burner tube are badly rusted that can allow too much air into the mix.

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