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Post by gobluejohn on Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:55 am

turned on our propane heater this am, and when I turned off the gas, it didn't stop. I've turned the knob as hard as I can but the pilot light is still on. Any suggestions? I'm afraid to blow it out as propane would still be coming out, I think? Help!!!
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:16 am

I assume you have turned the valve on the tank off. If so and it is still coming out take the heater outside away from your house and call a plumber/gas guy to come and either fix it or take away the defective tank.

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Post by gobluejohn on Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:44 am

CBOB, my bad, wife just got up and turned it off, I didn't look at the arrows oops
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:41 am

Jajaja........nice. Glad you are OK now.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm

Clockwise turns gas valves off on 20L  Heater/BBQ tanks.  Mexican tanks have round shaped valve handle. US has triangle shape valve handle because of OPD valve (overflow protection device).  Each takes a different hose thus US tanks cannot be filled without an adapter in Mexico or visa versa.  Never have a partially filled Mexican tank filled without telling person filling how full tank is.  In US tank the OPD valve closes and stops the filling of tank so no danger as you can't overfill tank.  It is best to run the Mexican tanks all the way down to avoid over filling. It will sputter a little before it dies and I stop using the tank at this point.  Something learned is to buy a spare tank so when tank dies you still have another in garage or wherever and don't have to run off to get tank filled during a cold spell or in the middle of your steak cooking.  Another option I use for my BBQ/heater is to run it off the big house tank.  Only trick is to put some weight where the tank use to be to keep unit from becoming top heavy.  Question what is used in Canada as I only know Mexico and USA type tanks?  

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Post by barbicheesecake on Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:34 pm

Thanks Z from John's wife Barbi!
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Post by brigitte on Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:35 pm

What is the number of the place on the upperside of colon that repairs gaz heaters?
Anyone knows?

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Post by slainte39 on Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:49 pm

brigitte wrote:What is the number of the place on the upperside of colon that repairs gaz heaters?
Anyone knows?

Don't know the number but it is one door south of the southeast corner of Felipe Angeles and Colon, on Colon, the east side.
I believe the name of the taller is Electro Domestico.

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