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Old 10-20-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Propane odor

We are planning to head out tomorrow but there is a strong gas odor at the tanks, and outside only.

The tank was filled about 2 weeks ago and then used a little. The trailer has been sitting on the pad since then. We have the gas turned on and the odor is strong, again outside only. It is running the refrigerator only.

Any suggestions? My husband checked connections and they seem to be tight.

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Old 10-20-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Use soapy water on all threaded connection and regulator and look for bubbles indicating propane leak....
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:38 PM   #3
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I'll go mix it up right now and give to husband......don't want 2 of us blown up!!!
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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I had the same about thing a month ago never found where it came from, replaced the regulator just to be safe and smell didn't happen again.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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Was camping with my brother this summer and we detected a slight propane order while sitting outside. I have a propane sniffer and using it we found the problem to be a bad hose. My brother was impressed and was going to purchase a sniffer; it's a good investment.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thank you, I think we will stop at Camping World on the way south. Or, do you think any hardware store might sell them?
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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Thank you, I think we will stop at Camping World on the way south. Or, do you think any hardware store might sell them?
Maybe Home Depot and I know Amazon has them.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:09 PM   #8
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Have you tried the soapy water?

Home Depot have hand held propane detector...

General Tools Pen Style Natural Gas Detector-PNG2000A at The Home Depot
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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Yep, husband is on way to Home Depot, they are holding one. We wanted to leave early tomorrow and this almost put an end to that. I finally got him organized, somewhat, so that we could leave early. I do the driving and like mornings best and he doesn't. This way he can sit with the dogs on his lap while I do the driving.

Thank you everyone for such quick answers. This has been so helpful.

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My hoses got old and stiff and started leaking. New ones solved the problem.
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