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MrWizard

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Posted: 09/04/20 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gas leak detector spray
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Posted: 09/25/20 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Received new valve assembly for the furnace and installed. Tested outside RV first. No leaks detected and no gas smell. Started furnace ok.

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Posted: 09/26/20 12:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On an older trailer I had, my dad said he could smell the propane when the furnace was running. Later I found the furnace shut-off valve was leaking through the valve stem. It was worse when I pushed down on the valve stem. I shut off the propane at the cylinder. Since I was running the generator for his CPAP I plugged in a small ceramic heater to keep us warm the rest of the night.

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Posted: 09/26/20 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did u solve it?

The furnace has a "soleniod" valve on it. Those are operated with electricity, and can leak. I wanna say they are about $40 or so, and can be replaced, so if the unit is old this could be a likely source of the leak, very hard to find with soap bubbles.

What is this red spray mentioned previously?

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I have experienced 2 propane leaks where the copper line cracked at the flair.

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