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Old 08-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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gas leak at furnace

i have a 2003 19. Bambi with factory heater, I have a gas leak. I have checked and redone the flair fitting,still leaks. Is there another place in this unit that can leak? It seems to leak less after being turned on for a cycle. Help?

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Is the tank almost empty? Sometimes when the tank is almost empty you can get a slight odor.


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Old 08-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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You say you have a leak, but what is the reason you suspect one? Is it smell? If so, three things come to mind, as the above post says, it is not uncommon to smell propane when a tank is low and about to change over. I have never seen any explanation as to why but it is a real thing which happens.

The second thing which comes to mind is that your oven pilot light has been left on and is out. That small amount of leaking propane is very often just enough to drive you nuts looking for "that smell". Turn the gas for the range to "pilot off" just to be sure.

A third thing is a dead mouse. Yea, I know, not a propane smell, right? But many have experienced a propane leak smell and in the long run found it was a dead critter.

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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Mix up some dish soap and water in a spray bottle. With the gas on at the tank, spray every fitting with soap and look for bubbles. If it bubbles you found the leak.
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