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Needed Heat this evening and the heater would not start


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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:18 PM

:mad2:  Went from 80's to 30's here, been using the electric heater to run the chill out in the evenings. I needed the propane tonight. Only the pilot would come on, would shut off as soon as I tried to turn a burner on. I disassembled it to see why. I found the tip-over switch and disconnected it and shook the ball around inside it. I re-installed it and re assembled. Fired right up! Yaaaa Heat is back in Texas! 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:27 PM

I always find it funny that safety switches are almost always the culprit with an unexplained "stopped working"



Glad you got some heat!!
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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:37 PM

I have found with propane it has been the safety sensor on the can most times  is culprit when I can't get bbq to light. The sensor at  KNOB is just too SENSITIVE.. usually unscrew connection at bbq,,reconnect and it works...

 

This is very frequent problem I have experienced...I took one tank back and told them I could not get fuel..BIL filled me in on the problem,,,the safety on your heating unit may not be the problem.

 

BTY its 10F here...my fires on...


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 09:30 PM

This thing has a sensitive tip over switch. Just bumping it will shut it down. Good thing I think. I guess the ball inside the switch may have lost contact, and my shaking it seems to have fixed it. I needed something to work on anyhow. 


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Part of the welcome speech at Ft. Hood was "Welcome to Texas, if you don't like the weather just wait a few hours it will change." Hahahahaha. I swear I have seen all 4 seasons in one day down there!(on several occasions)

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Yep.

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Hope we're talking in shop here? Can't be house without furnace?

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 08:04 AM

Been down in the upper teen's here at night and up to upper 20's during the day.  Multi-fuel stove in the basement keep it comfortable most of the time when we are moving & working around the house.  Early morning and again 6 the furnace kicks on.  Use the wood fireplace for a short while in the am and again round 3 till bed time. Sure saves on the propane.



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 08:46 AM

Yes glgrumpy, I am talking about the Shop heater. So far it is still working good, Was in the low 30's last night, and I was comfortable at 68* and was only running it on the medium setting.






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