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Old 10-15-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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Propane smell

I have just removed and cleaned the Suburban furnace in our Argosy and now when I light the pilot I can smell propane there is no smell with the pilot not lit.

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'd check for a leak in the tube that feeds the pilot light. Probably a loose connectionon one end of the tube or the other - most likely on the valve side.

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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make up a solution of 20% Simple Green and spray the gas line that feeds the pilot.

Simple Green will make very small bubbles and will stick around and detect a small leak.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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You were right I found a loose connection at feeding the pilot. Could you tell me if there is supposed to be a gasket under the plate that goes on the outside for the fresh air intake and exhaust.When it rains I am getting water seeping in there.

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