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Old 10-28-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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Propane usage

Over the past few years my propane usage has grown.. In the summer I camp a lot in high country and just figured that with cooler temps the heater was using more... I have had all the yearly system checks done with no reported issues.. In August I caught the faint whiff of propane near the front of the trailer.. put my ear near the turned on tank and regulator and could hear the occasional pssst of a leak.. I changed out both supply hoses and have been on the same tank since then.. normally before that I would have gone through 3 tanks by now. So what I am saying is if your supply hoses are hard and more than a few years old.. and you think maybe your using too much propane change the hoses easy simple job and they have already paid for themselves..

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Old 10-28-2015, 07:17 AM   #2
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X2. I replaced both of mine when they were 3 years old. I had always had a minor propane smell around the tanks, but could never find it. I ultimately replaced both hoses when they quit passing propane. I didn't even know at the time that the hoses had safety valves in them. No propane smell since.


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To keep the rubber hoses from aging use baby powder on them and protect from UV rays.
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