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Old 10-13-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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a friend of mine has soot coming out of the outside panel at the hot water heater
what can cause it ?


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Old 10-13-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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Usually spiders or bugs on the air tube resulting in a rich burn of propane without the need air mix. Start with cleaning.

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Old 10-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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Spider nets or webs blocking the air tube as mentioned above ... the air tube usually has either slit openings or an opening where the gas and air mix together before the burner itself.

Compressed air to blow everything out (with the gas off) generally cleans it out well.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:50 PM   #4
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Roger the above post! Something is dirty and the LP isn't being burned completely, and is emitting carbon monoxide. The average person can fix it. Google it, or check here RV Water Heater Woes
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:21 AM   #5
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