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    shop heat part 2

    The plumber came and did his thing. He also installed a 1/2" flared fitting for a gas hose into the valve on the Mr. Heater.

    It won't light. If you wait long enough, it will puff out the lighter. I am using one of those butane trigger lighters. The metered propane into my house is regulated - at what I don't know. I also don't know if the on/off low-med-hi valve on the Mr. Heater is also a regulator.

    Mr. Google has not given me any other insight.

    Any HVAC people with propane experience here?

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    Caarol,
    Is this a new unit, if not then maybe you have a bad thermo-couple.
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    Don, Mr. Heater was working very well when attached to the tank. All that is new here is the gas valve from the house's metered propane supply. And gas is flowing through that valve.

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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Mr. Heater is for Propane and not Natural Gas right? If so, I'd say Don might be on to something with the thermo couple.

    Edit: Nevermind....just saw your other posts
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    The metered propane into my house is regulated - at what I don't know. I also don't know if the on/off low-med-hi valve on the Mr. Heater is also a regulator.
    Carol,
    according to their web site that unit has it's own regulator, maybe the regulator doen't like the fact that the gas is already at a low pressure. I would think hat the regulator would run wide open but maybe not.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Don, I could not find anything on the Mr. Heater website about this. Can you provide a link?

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    It says in the write up "hose and regulator included". Link
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    How long is the line to the heater from the house? Could it be that the line still has air in it?

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    Carol,
    Call their customer support number 800.251.0001 It might be to late today it says 8-5 est.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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