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Propane Leak Test

   Never assume that the propane detector is faulty just because you cannot smell anything. The detector is way more sensitive than the human nose. I would recommend that you have a leak test done on your gas system and I also recommend that you have this done on a yearly basis.

   RVs travel and are subject to vibrations and road shocks that could loosen or damage the LPG fittings or lines.  It is possible that the detector is faulty, but have the system checked out to be sure. A leak test should detect any unsafe condition.

   A total LPG gas test takes about 1 hour and should include the following:

  • All appliance burners blown out with compressed air and fired to observe the flame charateristics.
  • Minor adjustments as needed to establish the proper burn.
  • All fitting soap tested while the appliance is operating.
  • The regulator working pressure checked and adjusted if needed and the regulator lock-up pressure checked.
  • A pressure drop test to verify that the system is gas tight.

    Any repairs would be extra and noted on the gas check.

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