I'm thinking I may have a small propane leak. Our trailer is on a seasonal site and when we leave for the weekend, the last thing I do is shut off the propane at the tanks. When I return 5 days later, the first thing I do is light up the w/h but I have to wait for a minute or two before I can finally get the pilot lit (it's a Suburban Model SW6PR)
. It seems like I have to purge the lines every weekend before the heater pilot will light. When it does, it works fine.
If the last thing I do is turn off the propane tanks, shouldn't the lines stay full and pressurized for those 5 days? I'm thinking it should and I'm suspecting a small leak is draining the lines which is the reason I'm having this issue every weekend when trying to light the pilot. BTW, the propane detector has never gone off and I've never smelled propane around the trailer. Am I missing something or is the w/h pilot just hard to light?