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Old 01-02-2018, 09:48 AM   #1
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LP Regulator Noise

Noticed a a whirring Noise coming from front basement when furnace was running. Thought it may be a bearing on fan but traced it to the LP Regulator. Any idea of cause and fix?
Temps are below freezing and furnace works fine.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
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Noticed a a whirring Noise coming from front basement when furnace was running. Thought it may be a bearing on fan but traced it to the LP Regulator. Any idea of cause and fix?
Temps are below freezing and furnace works fine.
Sometimes our regulator will make noise like that, but usually for a very short time. Haven't determined if it is related to pressure, demand, or temp. But if it doesn't stop, I would replace it.
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Try rotating the tank selector a few times see if it goes away, could be moisture if it's cold. On our previous Wildcat the noise was caused by a failing tank whip, replaced and no noise
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Try removing the regulator and bring it inside to thaw if it gets warm enough during the day, if not have a spare on hand in case it fails.
We had ours freeze up twice in -40 weather and having a spare is literally a matter of live and death.
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Cypressloser -40 I can't even get my head around that number, but it's probably a dry cold. Lol

You are correct I would have spares for everything heat related at that temp.
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Cypressloser -40 I can't even get my head around that number, but it's probably a dry cold. Lol

You are correct I would have spares for everything heat related at that temp.
You're right, when it gets this cold the air is bone dry. When you toss a cup full of hot water in the air it evaporates before it hits the ground. A favorite activity this Christmas was kids blowing soap bubbles and letting them freeze in mid air, search Google for "frozen soap bubbles".
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CCSILVERBACKBJANDA, how did you make out with your problem? Please let us know what you found.
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Cypressloser, frozen soap bubbles are cool.
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I have put 2 regulators in mine and it still make that noise when the furnace is running but I have noticed it is worse depending on propane tank.
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We are snowed in at home in Georgia but will give it a try when we thaw out today. I will wait until after the temps drop back down to freezing tonight.
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My propane regulator makes noise; it's normal.
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My regulator failed on my last RV, its a cheap, easy fix. My RV it failed on was about 8 years old.
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