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Old 03-08-2015, 09:55 AM   #11
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Kenny, It's hard not to piddle with the rig for 6 months after buying new and not going camping, Huh?
Yes. That's why I'm out there every weekend Looks like we're getting a snow melt this week, so next weekend, I may be out there all weekend
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:59 AM   #12
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Okay. I took the previous advice and spent a long time starting, turning off and restarting both furnaces. I couldn't get either one to put out heat.

A "lock out" was previously mentioned. Is that cleared by shutting it down or do I have to find a switch somewhere ?

I know I'm doing/not doing something stupid since it's both zone 1 & 2. Is there a valve at the tank to turn off gas to the furnaces but not the stove? (I'm too lazy to move the snow out of the way to open the bay for the tank).
I guess it's looking good for me to get a peek at the tank next weekend.

Thanks again for all the replies......

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:07 AM   #13
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Kenny, there is no other valve in the system as far as I know. Just the main valve at the tank itself. I am not sure if the lines running to the heaters are rubber or not. But that may be another reason why they are not working if it's hose and they are pinched.

Check the vents on the outside walls to see if you feel some exhaust coming out while the heaters are running.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:00 AM   #14
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Kenny, there is no other valve in the system as far as I know. Just the main valve at the tank itself. I am not sure if the lines running to the heaters are rubber or not. But that may be another reason why they are not working if it's hose and they are pinched.

Check the vents on the outside walls to see if you feel some exhaust coming out while the heaters are running.
Yes there is cold exhaust.
At the furnace, the gas is delivered through copper tubing.

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:25 AM   #15
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Kenny,

I had the same problem with mine the first time. Tried and tried and tried. Took it to the dealer and it started up right away for them...😬. Now when I start it, I set the thermostat to 85 and then turn it on. Also have the stove lit. Works for me. Good luck!!

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Old 03-09-2015, 05:26 AM   #16
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Kenny,

I had the same problem with mine the first time. Tried and tried and tried. Took it to the dealer and it started up right away for them...😬. Now when I start it, I set the thermostat to 85 and then turn it on. Also have the stove lit. Works for me. Good luck!!

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Thanks for the post reply!! I will certainly try it this coming Saturday whilst I do my weekly generator start.

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I had similar issues with my 2013 Berkshire in Dec 2013. I had the propane tank filled and went on to camp in about 35 deg weather. My propane regulator froze up and nothing but one burner on the stove would work. The solution for me was to put a trouble light in along side the regulator and burn that one burner on the stove for about 8 hours to "burn off" enough propane that the regulator would function properly. My theory is that my tank was overfilled and I had LP flowing into the regulator and freezing it up. Eventually there was enough LP flowing I could light all three stove burners and that's when I tried the furnaces and got them to light.
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