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Old 05-09-2014, 11:01 PM   #21
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Whenever i have the tank on the door side open i can smell propane, but the other side works like a champ, i tried soapy water but could not find any leak, i feel like i can smell it the most in the red spot below, was thinking about undoing it and just wrapping some plumbers tape and wrapping the fitting, only noticed the smell on the first trip this year, (Sat in the cold all winter) and when i was trying to find it the other day can turn it on and smell it pretty fast, i even switched tanks and still does it on the door side, If the tape doesnt fix it what what else could it be?


Diaphram failures have been common the last few years. I'm wondering if one of yours is cracked very slightly and leaking from the vent hole. It will get worse with time, but it certainly matches your description.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:09 AM   #22
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I got a steel braided one made up at the local propane store. I believe very strongly on upgrading to a better quality when replacing parts

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Good idea, did not even think about that..

Do you remember about how much that set you back?

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Diaphram failures have been common the last few years. I'm wondering if one of yours is cracked very slightly and leaking from the vent hole. It will get worse with time, but it certainly matches your description.
But i can only smell it when the side circled in red is used, does that matter?

Ill give the vent a test/smell though doesn't hurt to test
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:38 AM   #23
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Good idea, did not even think about that..

Do you remember about how much that set you back?



But i can only smell it when the side circled in red is used, does that matter?

Ill give the vent a test/smell though doesn't hurt to test
If your draphram was leaking it wouldn't matter what tank you had open, you would smell it all the time just not the side you circled. Also check the air vent on the regulator make sure it is clear.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #24
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Good idea, did not even think about that..

Do you remember about how much that set you back?



But i can only smell it when the side circled in red is used, does that matter?

Ill give the vent a test/smell though doesn't hurt to test

Last I remember $35-50, use a light application of windex or mild soap solution applied thinly. If the gas is present it will bubble at the source. Test pipe connections also. Sniff test is good for presence not so good for location.
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If your draphram was leaking it wouldn't matter what tank you had open, you would smell it all the time just not the side you circled. Also check the air vent on the regulator make sure it is clear.
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Last I remember $35-50, use a light application of windex or mild soap solution applied thinly. If the gas is present it will bubble at the source. Test pipe connections also. Sniff test is good for presence not so good for location.
Ahh ok not too bad i guess, And when i first did it i used a spray bottle with soapy water..
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Regulators are disposable, no can repair
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:29 PM   #27
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Diaphram failures have been common the last few years. I'm wondering if one of yours is cracked very slightly and leaking from the vent hole. It will get worse with time, but it certainly matches your description.
That connection that's circled in red doesn't look like it's screwed in correctly to me - looks slightly cross threaded in the pic.
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Diaphram failures have been common the last few years. I'm wondering if one of yours is cracked very slightly and leaking from the vent hole. It will get worse with time, but it certainly matches your description.
I was leaning this way too. Regulators can also vent under the right (wrong?) conditions.
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Where is the vent, thought it was on top but diddnt look like a vent..

Also was looking closer at some of the fittings and they look to have some kind of pipe dope or something ill take a better pic later..
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Small cast or drilled hole in cover opposite the pipe connections cover. It's only purpose to allow the diaphragm to breathe. If gas shows up you have a failure
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