Propane Low Pressure Problem, Good To House, Low To Appliance??

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 #1

    Kato

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    After my propane supplier refused to came and check my long time, ongoing low pressure problem inside, I hooked up a gauge right at the valve behind the range and got 7.5 WC. They checked the regulator at the house and it checked out ok, years ago when they did check inside it showed low pressure. For many years the hot water heater sounds like a jet engine when it first starts and for a few seconds (it ruined the old one), the old furnace needed the jets to be rodded out with a paper clip every so often and the top burners on the range would soot up, also the broiler would not work properly and needed the stove to be on high for a while to even light. Where do I start? The tech said that I might have a restriction in the 1/2" piping, is that possible?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2019 #2

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    The propane companies i deal with are very proactive on solving problems. One of them didn’t do a safety check on a house, and it ended up with a guy dying. They settled out of court. But, they are both now very proactive on checking things.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2019 #3

    Kato

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    After waiting 2 days only for them to come after 4:30 PM on the first day and just a phone call around the same time the second day, they now don't pick up when I call the service manager and the owner is never in. I'm looking for a new company as long as the price is right. Once they hear that you own the tank and the equipment they stop at the house, never did that before but that seems to be the case now. They told me to call a plumber....
     
  4. Apr 20, 2019 #4

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    around here, if you let the tank go empty, then call for fuel
    they have to test the system before filling
    and light pilot lights
     
  5. Apr 21, 2019 #5

    TomFOhio

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    I'd be looking into a new propane company.
     

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