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Old 04-23-2016, 07:18 PM   #1
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Stove lights with propane tank off

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I noticed that when my propane tank is off the stove will still light for a couple of seconds. The situation will repeat if I wait 5-10 minutes and then try sparking the stove. Does anyone know if this is normal perhaps some residual gas in the lines?
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
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How many tanks do you have?
If more than one, are they all turned off?
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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Just one 12.2 gal tank in my Forester 2301 class c
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Normal, propane does not back flow when you turn off the valve on the stove.

Gas line is still under some pressure when the tank valve is closed, so yes a short low flame is possible.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:30 PM   #5
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That's what I am seeing - a low flame for about 3 seconds or so. However it has repeated now 4 times after waiting several minute intervals.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:34 PM   #6
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Turn your tank off, then light your stove and see how long it will burn. It is possible that you have some seepage from the valve on your 12.2 gal propane tank...and if that is the case, I'd get it looked at.
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That's what I am seeing - a low flame for about 3 seconds or so. However it has repeated now 4 times after waiting several minute intervals.
Yes, no pressure to push the gas thru, flushing the line with compressed air or some other nonflammable gas like Argon would be needed to clear the line.
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If that's the case then it's probably not something requiring immediate attention.
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If that's the case then it's probably not something requiring immediate attention.
Really is no reason to pay it Any attention.

If you use a propane grill it will do the same thing, light it and then turn off the tank valve and time how long the flame will burn.
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Yes, no pressure to push the gas thru, flushing the line with compressed air or some other nonflammable gas like Argon would be needed to clear the line.
Definitely don't flush lines with air. If you have air and gas in your pipes that's a big "no no". Unless you want to take something out, along with yourself and family.
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