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Old 10-15-2016, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question No Gas!

Hi, We have a 93 Excella 1000 Airstream. We have an Olympian double-stage Auto changeover Propane regulator which is only a couple of months old. My husband filled both our propane tanks and reattached the regulator. Since then only a tiny bit of gas goes into the lines, hence when I try to light the stove or turn on the hot water heater, it comes on for a few seconds then goes out. Could this mean we need a new regulator already or what else could it be?
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Make sure you've purged the line of air. It is common for the flame to start and stop and sputter until all the air is out of the lines.
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Hi,
A couple of things come to mind.

1st) On the 2way regulator, there should be an indicator, is the indicator showing red (if both tanks are indeed full, it should not be red)? If it is red try flipping it to the other tank. Does it still show red? Check the hose connection from the tank to the regulator to make sure it is tight and not cross threaded.
2nd) After you check the connection to the tanks, make make sure both valves are turned all the way to the open position on your propane tanks. If not, open all the way.
3rd) purging the line by relighting the device furthest on the line from the regulator, e.g. water heater, furnace, etc, over and over hopefully until it stays lit.

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Check Regulator Pressure

I had a new double stage regulator from the factory that needed a little adjustment. It worked OK on the stove but did not supply enough pressure to operate the water heater. I checked it with a home made manometer and it only registered 7 psi. Once I adjusted it everything works great.
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The newer tanks have a mechanism to prevent major leaks. If the valve is opened suddenly when the lines are not pressurized, it does not permit gas to flow. Close the tank valves and momentarily open a valve on the stove. Close the valve on the stove. Carefully and very slowly at first, open each tank valve.

This process may (or may not) solve your problem.

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