Good Grief, people! Don't any of you have an RV with propane tanks? You
turn the tank off before traveling and turn it on when you stop for the
night. Every time you turn the gas back on you have to bleed the air out
of the gas line. Sometimes it can take a whole minute!
According to the instructions: Turn on the fan over the gas stove. Turn
on one of the burners and begin pressing the lighter. When the air is
out of the line, the gas will light. Do the same with the other burners.
The oven is the same way, except it does have a pilot light that will
stay lit after there is gas and not air.
the gas water heater will attempt to light automatically for a short
time while waiting for gas. It no gas, you have to switch it off and
then back on. Usually lights on the second try.
The gas fridge is the same way as the water heater.
The gas furnace is the same way.
All but the kitchen range is vented outside, so you have to be sure the
fan is running when you purge the air.
On Fri, 4 Oct 2013 18:35:39 +0000 (UTC), Alex Gunderson
When bleeding is required, you just open a valve and let some gas
through. When you connect a bottle to a new BarBQ you open the valve
and start clicking the lighter. When the air is bled and the gas hits
the burner, it lights.
no, not everyone who owns a house has an rv with heating.
this is probably a requirement by the weevil lawyers, so they can't
easily be blamed for houses blowing up when a homeowner, who may never
have lit the pilot on their water heater, doesn't discover that it's not
lit. it may also be leftover from many years ago when there were not
On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:47:45 -0700, chaniarts wrote:
If that's the case, it's not so "dangerous" then.
The propane company makes it sound like the house will lift off its
foundation if they don't replace the regulator themselves.
If it's just that a pilot light can go out, I can easily solve
that. In fact, the furnaces don't have pilot lights. The
stove doesn't have a pilot light. The pool doesn't have a pilot
light. The generator doesn't have a pilot light...
So, about the only thing that has a pilot light is probably
just the hot water heaters (and even that has some kind of
mechanism to light it by pressing a button down or something).
So, is it this simple?
A. Shut the valves in this order ...
... the pool (which is furthest from the tank)
... the hot water heaters (which is next furthest)
... the house (which is outside at the foundation)
... the generator (which is closest to the tank)
B. Replace the two tank regulators
C. Open the valves in this order ...
... the pool
... the hot water heaters
... the house
... the generator
D. Check the hot-water heater pilot light.
Is "bleeding" that simple?
Or did I miss a step?
On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:12:53 -0700, chaniarts wrote:
Well, luckily I have the PDF for the regulators, and, I'm sure
a *new* regulator comes with instructions (for your $100), so,
the bleeding of the regulator I'm not worried about.
It's this magical? bleeding of the gas lines.
Seems to me, there is no real bleeding step - but then -
why did the gas company make it seem like it was illegal
for me to replace my own regulator?
The darn things just screw off and screw on for heaven's
There's just this question of bleeding ... ... ...
There was no transposition. You can't transpose a single digit, since a
transposition is a reversal of 2 or more items.
The "588" in the manual vs. the "558" at the website is nothing more than a
typo or (not likely) a number that has since changed.
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