Hi there !
I am new to this forum as you can tell
by this being my first post. We have a 1970 Sovereign
which we love dearly. We have owned it for almost 2 years and have had just a few problems with it. This past weekend I did not have hot water. I assumed that I had run out of propane and told Dh. He got some more and told me that he thought the hot water heater was shutting itself off as the flame was very high and coming outside of the opening where we light it. This is the first time that this has happened. The pipe that has the air adjustment is very rusted and appears to have rusted out by an inch or two short right where the pilot is. My questions are:
1. Could this rusted pipe falling short be causing the high flame?
2. Does this system have automatic cut off ( the warning label is too faded to read)?
3. If the pipe could be the problem is that something we can order or will we need a brand new h2o heater?
4. Any ideas on anything else that could be the problem?
Any and all insight and thoughts and theories would be appreciated as this is our first camper and neither of us are experienced in the "inner workings". If our manual addressed this dh didn't find it.
Thanks in advance as I do miss my hot water!!