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Old 08-04-2015, 09:35   #1
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Propane Tank

Refilled tank will not turn on. I disconnected the line and made sure that there was no residual propane in the lines reconnected and still will not turn on.
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Re: Propane Tank

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Refilled tank will not turn on. I disconnected the line and made sure that there was no residual propane in the lines reconnected and still will not turn on.
Assuming you turned the bottle valve to the fully opened position and you have a Solenoid Valve connected to the bottle, did you turn the solenoid on? Most Solenoid Valves are connected to a control panel that is also connected to one or more gas sniffer/sensors and if one or more sensor is detecting gas (propane or even hydrogen from a "bubbling" battery being recharged) the Solenoid Valve will not open (although, normally, a audible alarm will also sound). Of course, the foregoing also assumes there is power to the control panel and from there, power to the Solenoid Valve. If so, the Valve itself may have failed or been damaged when you removed it to refill the bottle. Fortunately, failed valves remain "closed" as a safety measure.

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Re: Propane Tank

Excess flow valve in tank may have tripped. turn off tank, -you may hear a click when the valve opens again, I pick my tank up an inch or so and drop it.
Activate solenoid valve, SLOWLY turn on tank about 1/4 turn to fill lines.
After pharting around with this and getting the safety button on the lighter to work, I managed to get a minor explosion in the Magma grill and lose the hair on my arm. But it was a SAFE explosion.
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