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Old 10-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #15
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I just started on my 67 safari's fridge and have the same issue. No Manometer to test the pressure, so will have to seek one out, but it's been a few years since it was used on Gas only. Quite honestly I'm not sure I ever confirmed it worked on Gas other that it lit those lights.
Flame looks about like the ones above. Perhaps a tad weaker.

I do have a question on the thermostat.
1) How many turns do you typically get from min to max? I can turn the dial @ 3 revolutions before it maxes out. Presently I don't see any change in the flame when doing this. After reading the post above it doesn't appear I will, but would expect some change.
2) Does this thermostat only control Gas? I'm assuming so, but there was some rigging done with a replacement in the cool box that makes me wonder if the bottom one (gas) failed and the gas system was bypassed for electric only. I suspect two (1 for electric and 1 for gas), but never seen one mentioned in the cooling box.

Thanks in advance... Alt

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #16
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Update on my post above.
Using a homemade manometer, I connected it to one of the range burner regulators.
Turned on the gas, opened that valve and had @ 12 inch pressure.
Opened some other valves on the range which dropped the pressure to 9.5. then when closed the system stabilizes around high 11 or 12.
Cleaned the burner in denatured alcohol for a few hours and reinstalled.
Freezer has been running on gas @ 2 hours and is cold. Fridge not so much, but will stop the test. switch to shore power and let the unit run overnight. I will then check the temp tomorrow on both and if acceptable, switch to gas and let that run @ 1 day. Then recheck.

Know I need a new regulator as there is a small leak at the tank selector. Its an old single stage and needs updating.


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