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Old 11-19-2008, 05:59 AM   #11
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update... but not exactly solved...
So, the next morning after my original posting on here i decided to swap the tanks to see if the other side would work. Well, to my surprise the tank which i had just had refilled 2 weeks earlier was as lite as the empty one. I thought this was not a good sign.
So I bring both tanks to be refilled. $48 dollars later, i get back home and hook them up.
The red indicator goes away on the changeover valve, but now i can hear propane leaking out of the hose where the collar screws onto the cylinder. I got a bottle of soapy water and began spraying. It appears that BOTH sides are leaking where the brass fitting attaches to the hose closest to the collar that screws onto the tank.
What i dont really get is, I've had this trailer for about 6 months now and this previous time that i had the propane filled was the first time I had taken off the bottles. It seems that if they had been leaking , it would have been empty long before now. I was thinking that by wiggling them around when i took them off last time perhaps that's when they developed the leak. Anyone agreeing with me here???!!
next problem.... Water Heater;
The water heater has been running on electric for about the last 3 weeks and working good. So after all this fun with the propane I decided to open up the compartment for the water heater to check for a pilot light. I DONT SEE ONE.
I turned off the electric to the water heater this afternoon to see if it would kick on once the water temp. drops but i just checked it and I dont see a flame. and yes the switch on the inside is in the on position.
So, does it filter on and off as the water needs to be reheated? not only the main burner but the pilot also??
I'll check in the afternoon to see if the water is hot after having the electric switch off since yesterday and i'll guess that will answer my question.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:20 AM   #12
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My hot water heater has a electronic spark igniter, no standing pilot just like what is on a gas grill. The fuel will ignite when it calls for heating. You can hear it clicking before it ignites. click..click..click..click..
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:46 PM   #13
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I was told that if you are running your hot water heater on electric, you will not see a polit light. Hope this helps..
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:12 PM   #14
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Ours is DSI (Direct Spark Ignition) too. You won't see a pilot flame. Once the heater calls for heat you should hear the ignitor click a few times and then the burner light off.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:11 AM   #15
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Update... The hot water heater is working fine off of the propane. I'm going to replace the 2 hoses that come off of the changeover valve this weekend to fix the leaking problem and everything should be back to normal.
Thanks Everyone for suggestions and comments.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:59 AM   #16
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I discovered some intersting things just 2 days ago when I had to switch over to my street-side tank & couldn't get any gas to flow
There is a red colored regulator (labeled 18psi) mounted in the street side compartment, but no similar unit on the curb side that holds the other tank & switch-over regulator

The 2nd thing, which caused my 'no flow' problem, is the 2 'm-f reducers' that are mounted at the inlets to the regulator have a back flow valve in them.
The one for my street side tank had totally shut down. I hit it w/ 75psi of air & couldnt break it loose. I replaced it with a standard m-f reducer and problem fixed
I'm still confused why FR would install a secondary regulator for the street tank, yet none on the curb tank
Rig is a 2007 8243 5th wheel
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:43 PM   #17
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They install the secondary regulator on the street side because of the potential problems running a high pressure propane line across the RV. The potential for rupturing an 18 PSI line is much less than rupturing a tank pressure line. As for why they don't put one on the Main side it's because the 2-stage regulator is in close proximity and the installation is more protected from damage.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:40 PM   #18
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Knew there had to be a logical answer.
After working on my system for 3 hrs to find the stuck check valve, my mind was no longer being logical!
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