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tlee_20  [Life Member]
2/5/2009 6:43:31 AM EST
This is my second propane forced air heater and I am having the same issue with both. I will ignite it and let it run. After about 5-10 minutes it shuts off. I have to unplug it and turn off the gas to reset that valve that screws into the tank. What would cause that thing to shut the propane off?

Thanks in advance,

-Tim
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jmt1991  [Member]
2/5/2009 8:10:48 AM EST
It sounds like the regulator could be bad, stopping the flow of gas. It could be some dirt getting in there.
ZW17  [Moderator]
2/5/2009 2:10:04 PM EST
How do you reset the valve?

Is it tripping a limit switch in the heater and cooling off and resetting possibly?
NoHarmNoFAL  [Team Member]
2/5/2009 2:30:23 PM EST
Is your tank freezing up?

You could be losing vapor pressure in the tank and by the time you fart around with it there is enough to run for a few more minutes.
tlee_20  [Life Member]
2/5/2009 2:45:42 PM EST
what happens is that regulator that screws onto the tank keeps tripping. i can be standing there watching it as soon as it happens i will turn the gas off and reset it, unplug the heater, turn the gas back on, fire it back up, and wait just a few seconds for it to happen again. i am clueless here
jmt1991  [Member]
2/6/2009 8:16:40 AM EST
I don't know what kind of regulator that is, all of the ones I've seen are just a diaphragm with a spring that is vented to the atmosphere. See if you can get a manual for that unit, it should have a breakdown of the regulator if it's a serviceable part. If not, call the mfr. and see if you can get a replacement.
tlee_20  [Life Member]
2/6/2009 8:31:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By jmt1991:
I don't know what kind of regulator that is, all of the ones I've seen are just a diaphragm with a spring that is vented to the atmosphere. See if you can get a manual for that unit, it should have a breakdown of the regulator if it's a serviceable part. If not, call the mfr. and see if you can get a replacement.


the manufacturer went out of business

i just heard about it last night
fook  [Team Member]
2/8/2009 7:54:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By tlee_20:
Originally Posted By jmt1991:
I don't know what kind of regulator that is, all of the ones I've seen are just a diaphragm with a spring that is vented to the atmosphere. See if you can get a manual for that unit, it should have a breakdown of the regulator if it's a serviceable part. If not, call the mfr. and see if you can get a replacement.


the manufacturer went out of business

i just heard about it last night




Which one went TU, Reddy or the mfg. of the regulator?



I put a gauge on my 30K unit, and the reg. was set at 10-11 psi. Any well stocked propane dealer should have one.

jmt1991  [Member]
2/9/2009 7:53:36 AM EST
the manufacturer went out of business

i just heard about it last night


If I didn't know better, I'd swear we were related!

tlee_20  [Life Member]
2/9/2009 3:46:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By jmt1991:
the manufacturer went out of business

i just heard about it last night


If I didn't know better, I'd swear we were related!



you have shitty luck on your side too?
ShingleMonkey  [Team Member]
2/9/2009 5:37:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By tlee_20:
This is my second propane forced air heater and I am having the same issue with both. I will ignite it and let it run. After about 5-10 minutes it shuts off. I have to unplug it and turn off the gas to reset that valve that screws into the tank. What would cause that thing to shut the propane off?

Thanks in advance,

-Tim



Mine does that too, I havent had the time of the need to sit down and find out whats wrong. When you do, please post.
BigBang  [Member]
2/10/2009 2:19:27 PM EST
What model is it? I printed the manual for the propane forced air heater that covers a few different models just a day or two before they pulled it off the website.
tlee_20  [Life Member]
2/10/2009 2:41:15 PM EST
ummm.. its the smaller version. it it adjustable. like 35-65 maybe? i will have to look
jmt1991  [Member]
2/11/2009 8:08:59 AM EST
I was wondering if it would be possible to use another manufacturer's regulator. It seems that whatever this company was using has a pattern failure to it.
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