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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:12 am 
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I'm posting here about furnace issues, because I couldn't find a furnace topic, though I'm sure it's here somewhere! This morning it was 40 degrees out, and only cold air was blowing through the heat ducts. We have 3 propane tanks: 1 is empty, the other 2 are full. Our system is automatically supposed to switch to the 2nd tank when the first is empty, but it doesn't seem to be happening. We resorted to the electric fireplace for warmth, but can't continue to do that. Any ideas? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:37 am 
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If you manually switch the regulator do you get propane to the furnace? Is propane still present at the stovetop?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:06 pm 
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We thought it was supposed to switch the regulator automatically - but it didn't. That was the problem. We refilled the first tank, but will know we have to manually switch from now on.
Thanks for your input!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm 
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The regulator used by OR is usually an auto switch over. Maybe it has failed. Point the handle at the active tank. Open both tanks. Run appliances until active tank is empty and see if the auto switch changes over to the second tank.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:09 pm 
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I agree with what TedS said except that I would simply turn off the active tank to simulate it going empty and see if the regulator switches to the other tank.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:42 am 
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TedS wrote:
The regulator used by OR is usually an auto switch over. Maybe it has failed. Point the handle at the active tank. Open both tanks. Run appliances until active tank is empty and see if the auto switch changes over to the second tank.


That was exactly our problem, and we did what you suggested. Thanks!


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