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Old 02-14-2016, 05:47 PM   #1
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LP Regulator - 195 RB

When we open the gas valve on the bottle why does it take 3 plus hours before we can use any gas appliance on our 195 RB? We had the LP pressure regulator replaced once (under warranty), do we need to replace it again.

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Old 02-14-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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try opening the valve slowly .... that's what I have been told maybe it is sensing a leak since the line are empty when you open it
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When you open the valve on the bottle, try opening the valve very slowly. Sometimes opening the valve quickly will cause the regulator to lock up from the sudden inflow of pressure. Happened to me a couple of times.
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I've tried opening it as slow as I can, it doesn't matter how slow the valve is opened. It was a little aggravating the other day in Savannah GA., we got to the camp site at about 6 and at 9 the water heater still wouldn't light.
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well I always light my stove first and it takes about 35 to 40 seconds with the stove wide open to bleed the air and get it to light. only after I get it lit do I turn the fridge and water heater on. maybe that will help ?
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Thank you - I'll try that tomorrow
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:46 PM   #7
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Our 195rb has the same issue. The dealer replaced the LP tank when the trailer was in for the front window leak in December we haven't confirmed that this fixed the issue as the trailer is put up for the winter however the new tank doesn't have the slack in the valve the old one had.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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With the tank valve open, open the valve on one of the stove burners. If you hear a "hissing" sound you have pressure in the lines. Keep lighting it until the gas gets there and the burner lights. Then, light the hot water heater, furnace, fridge, etc.

If there is no presssure, then either the tank is no good or the regulator.

Based on past experience I always keep a spare full tank on hand, plus a complete regulator / hose / fittings assembly. If its freezing outside I don't need to have to fiddle more than a minute to get the heat back on...
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This is probably not your case but I've found on my propane grills that when the tank gets low (not empty) lighting the grill becomes more difficult. Over the years I've cycled in fresh tanks and simply sacrificed the low ones for the convenience.

So do make sure your tank has plenty of propane in it.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:26 AM   #10
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There is a high flow shut off in the pigtails from the tank to the regulator also. I had both of mine fail a couple of years ago. So even if you have a full tank, open it slowly, you can still not get propane flow.
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