How can I tell if there is a leak in my liquid propane gas tank?

by Airstream, Inc.

If an appliance is left on or there is a leak or open flow in the system, the bypass pressure will not be able to equalize and allow the flow-limiting device to re-open. Symptoms of this condition would be appliances that light but have lower than normal flame or starve out from lack of gas, a substantial reduction in the flame when another appliance is operating, or pilots that are difficult to light. If this should happen, the following steps should eliminate the condition:

1. Close LPG cylinder valve.

2. Extinguish all flames and smoking materials.

3. Be sure all gas appliances, including their pilot lights, are off.

4. Open LPG cylinder valve slowly. Do not snap open.

5. Wait at least 15 seconds before lighting appliances.

6. If operational difficulties continue, there may be a leak in the system. Immediately close the LPG cylinder valve and have the system inspected by a qualified RV service technician. When reconnecting a full cylinder to an auto changeover regulator, it is not necessary to shut off the appliances or close the valve of the cylinder already in service.

Leaking LPG may ignite, causing a fire or explosion, which could result in serious bodily injury, property damage, and/or death.


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