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Old 08-18-2013, 04:01 AM   #1
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I have a slow propane leak that I can't locate. With both tanks off the indicator on the regulator changes from green to red in about two days, so I know there is a leak somewhere. My question is does the indicator measure loss of pressure on the high side, low side or both sides of the regulator? So far I haven't found the leak with soap suds. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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I have a slow propane leak that I can't locate. With both tanks off the indicator on the regulator changes from green to red in about two days, so I know there is a leak somewhere. My question is does the indicator measure loss of pressure on the high side, low side or both sides of the regulator? So far I haven't found the leak with soap suds. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Did you smell propane at any time? Let me get this right also, you are saying your supply lines are loosing gas presure in two days. Is your refrigerator in the gas mode, or a burner partially on? Just a thought.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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I am not convinced you have a leak. If it takes two days to go down, that to me is normal. That's how long my gauges take to read zero as well. I never smell propane and I have heard that the regulator will bleed off pressure if the supply is turned off.
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I agree with Stan. You mention the indicator goes from"green to red" is that not what is supposed to happen with the tanks off
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All the appliances are off and no smell of gas. The regulator has never gone to red with the tanks off on any of my RVs. It's a sure sign of a small leak.

I attended a propane seminar at the GS rally and the instructor said that was how to check if there was a leak, have the tanks shut off and watch the indicator, if it turns red a leak is present. I don't remember if he said anything about which side of the regulator the leak would be located. I don't think it makes any difference but not sure.Edited by: Russ-Carol
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Can you smell propane when the tanks are in the on position
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No propane smell when the tanks are on. The tank compartment seems well vented and I think the leak is so small that the smell dissipates.
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OK I mispoke I should have said empty not off. The black lever indicates what tank is in use. When the tank is empty the valve switches to the other tank but the indicator will show red for the lever slected tank. You have to manually turn the lever to the full tank and it is time to refill the empty. If I am incorrect the I have had it wrong all along. Appreciate input.
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OK I mispoke I should have said empty not off. The black lever indicates what tank is in use. When the tank is empty the valve switches to the other tank but the indicator will show red for the lever slected tank. You have to manually turn the lever to the full tank and it is time to refill the empty. If I am incorrect the I have had it wrong all along. Appreciate input.






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Mine takes two to four days to bleed off, green to red. Normal, no leaks. For info only.

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