Smelling Gas while PUP parked

Discussion in 'Propane - Got Gas' started by CoopCansMommy, May 25, 2007.

  1. CoopCansMommy

    CoopCansMommy New Member

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    May 18, 2007
    Hello -
    We just bought our first PUP. We got it home last night, and immediately put it in our garage which is where it'll be kept. This morning my husband and I got up, did our normal things, and went into the garage to marvel at our expensive toy <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>...We BOTH swore we smelt a faint hint of the propane gas. So we didn't think much of it, then this afternoon again I sware we smell something.

    Does anyone else keep their PUP's in the garage, and have you ever noticed this??

    **We did ensure the tank was off....
    AND the dealership helped us put it down before we drove off w/it yesterday....I'm assuming EVERYTHING was turned off inside - BUT either way, the tank is off!!

    **They did show us how to use the 3-way fridge by putting it into gas mode to cool it when not hooked up to electric, AND They also showed us the furnace was working too...

    Could there be gas in the lines still seeping out?? Is this something that should fade, or should I get this checked out ASAP??

    THANKS for your help!! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
  2. tnchuck100

    tnchuck100 New Member

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    Feb 8, 2007
    We keep our PUP in the garage. I even leave it partially set up. I have never smelled any propane and did leave the tank valve on once.

    Try removing the tank and place it somewhere not in the garage and see if the smell goes away. If it does then place the tank back in the garage but don't hook it up to the PUP. If the smell returns then I would say your tank is defective.

    Anyway, it's a place to start. Welcome to the site.

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  3. jhower

    jhower New Member

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    Jul 25, 2006
    I agree with Chuck. You shouldn't be smelling gas with the valve off unless the valve itself is leaking. Any gas that would have been in the lines to the fridge and furnace should have dissipated by the time you got home.

    Remove the tank and use a soap/water mixture to see if it's leaking.

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  4. txsarge

    txsarge New Member

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    Mar 10, 2007
    <BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> ...a faint hint of the propane gas <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>

    Is it possible that the smell is some sort of adhesive or cleaner that is on the PUP? Usually, by design, even a very small amount of vaporized propane will have a strong odor. Most propane companies will "sniff" your bottle with an electronic detector if you ask them. They can detect any leaks very easily. Good luck and enjoy your new PUP!

    Edited by - txsarge on May 26 2007 12:49:58
  5. bigdad

    bigdad Well-Known Member

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    Mar 5, 2007
    Springfield Kentucky
    you can use soap mix with water in a spray bottle and spray around the valve on the propane tank. the bleed off screw was leaking had to replace the valve.
  6. newbiecamper

    newbiecamper New Member

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    Apr 7, 2007
    SE Minnesota
    I agree with the soap/water theory. I worked for a plumber once and we always kept a dawn dishsoap bottle in the truck mixed about half n half with water. we always were asked to check the big LP tanks, grill tanks, rv tanks, aside from the residential gas lines, for leaks.
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