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Old 06-13-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Tingling at propane tank

I am camping with a buddy this weekend. After he set up and connected power he went to turn on his propane. When he touched the propane knob he felt a small tingling. Like a low voltage running through it. Didn't feel it anywhere else on the frame or tongue or the tanks. First guess is a bad ground. It isn't doing now. It only did it yesterday evening. For the record, it had rained yesterday evening when it did this. Any thoughts on the issue being at the pedestal or the camper?
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:08 AM   #2
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Good possibility there is a reverse polarity at the power pedestal. If you are at a campground, ask the management to check the pedestal. The outlets on power pedestals take a beating and have to be replaced fairly often. Some times they are replaced by people who are not qualified.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #3
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Pressure regulator or the over fill valve?
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Pressure regulator or the over fill valve?
The knob on the top of the tank that you turn the propane off and on.
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No.

This is the regulator, open the valve all the way.

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I am camping with a buddy this weekend. After he set up and connected power he went to turn on his propane. When he touched the propane knob he felt a small tingling. Like a low voltage running through it. Didn't feel it anywhere else on the frame or tongue or the tanks. First guess is a bad ground. It isn't doing now. It only did it yesterday evening. For the record, it had rained yesterday evening when it did this. Any thoughts on the issue being at the pedestal or the camper?
Same scenario at the Air Force Academy Famcamp a few years ago. Every time the ground was wet every camper (me included) got a buzz when outside and touched their rv's exterior. My power pen verified there was AC volts when I touched it to my steps. Electricians verified there was an issue and chased the problem for 4 days throughout the campground (lots of holes dug) and ended up running all new wiring throughout the campground. Took several weeks.
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Not to panic you, but this is VERY dangerous. If you were a better ground you could have been electrocuted. Picture your child barefoot fresh from the pool.

It is called "hot skin" and you need to track down your problem ASAP.

There are several possible causes for hot skin. Some are under your control and others are not.

Bad shore power plug connection: Improper grounding; no grounding, reversed polarity.

Improperly wired extension cords; usually caused by a park owner, employee or guest improperly rewiring an extension cord.

Improperly wired 30 amp adapters.

Loose or worn power outlets.

Reversed polarity in electrical outlets in the RV

Hot Skin and RVer Electrical Safety Tips

RV Electrical Safety: Part IV €“ Hot Skin | No~Shock~Zone

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This is the regulator, open the valve all the way.

X2. no other place on frame does it? pulsation in lp reg diaphram...those polarity checkers for 2.5 bucks at harbor freight are a good add for the tool kit though...
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X2. no other place on frame does it? pulsation in lp reg diaphram...those polarity checkers for 2.5 bucks at harbor freight are a good add for the tool kit though...
I tried to find one just now, got link?
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X2. no other place on frame does it? pulsation in lp reg diaphram...those polarity checkers for 2.5 bucks at harbor freight are a good add for the tool kit though...
Correct. No other place on the frame does it. Does this mean that his regulator is bad?
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