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Old 12-02-2015, 07:57 PM   #15
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Our 30# was consumed in about 4 days with temp near freezing and windy.. Rain also pulls more substantial heat than a breeze.

We added the reflectix to all windows and skylights... Big difference!!! Much warmer. Far less propane use.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #16
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The LPG furnace in our Airstream is rated at 30,000 BTU/hour. A pound of propane has roughly 21,000 BTU. In theory, a 30# bottle should feed the furnace for 21 hours non stop. From recollection, I think I got about 3-4 nights max out of a tank when it was getting into the 20ís overnight. I know it runs a lot when it's cold.
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Part 3: interestinger and interestinger...

Okay, solved the low pressure. Rain, wind, significant chill, and being a bit "house" bound seems a more reasonable explanation to the sudden upsurge in propane consumption than a leak.

NOW, furnace fan again cycles on but burner doesn't ignite (again, and of course, on a Friday night). Couple on/off cycles on the thermostat and same result. Two hours later, furnace starts up. Then doesn't. Then does. Was thinking a bad thermocouple but I don't think they fail intermittently. Same with the thermostat. Good gas pressure and fire to burners and water heater.

Opening up the furnace enclosure (while it's working for now), as I expected, nothing jumped out as an obvious problem except that there were at least two dozen stink bugs nesting inside the space between the metal access door and the plastic component box door. An absolute explosion of the critters here in Oregon over the last couple months. Now me thinks, maybe this is just a couple suicidal stinkbugs crawling up into the combustion tube? Good dose of insecticide as a preventative, maybe? Thoughts, comments, howls of derision?

Sigh.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:13 PM   #18
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If you are not hooked up to 110v it may be a low battery. Our furnace won't light if the voltage is low. Fan starts when heat is turned on but the sail switch won't energize if blower is slow. Maybe a good cleaning of fan area and some lube on fan shaft may help.

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