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Smell propane When I first used it I didn't smell anything it seemed to burn off all the fuel being supplied, but now it seems I smell the fumes of the propane as if it isn't buning it off. I tried to back off the pressure on the tank. That didn't help I made sure all my connections were tight still smells as if I have exess propane blowing in the garage. It gets to the point of smelling real bad. I do vent the garage when I use it. I have a two car garage I open one door about 12 inches.

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I think that it is a cheap heater and the smell is the metal paint is burning .away I think that you should give it a little more time bec after that paint goes away it wont smell any more.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Try running it outside where the oxygen level is 21%. Carbon Monoxide will kill you The smell might be the product if incomplete combustion CARBON MONOXIDE, or the fuel line pressure needs to be adjusted.

If you still get the smell the unit may defective. If you want to try adjusting the fuel line pressure, you will need a low pressure gauge 0-15 psi.remove a plug from the heater and set the pressure at the documented pressure, the other plug with the hole in it is the adjustment.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Whatever it is sounds like you should clean it... carbon and soot build up in exhaust... if it is a ventless (which is info you should have asked about) than you will find that it is the second heater in line and is starved for fuel.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters



Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


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Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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You need to ventilate this area while the units running! This is potentially a lethal situation!
You are competing with a flame for oxygen and breathing the carbon monoxide gasses
from the heater! Both unacceptable scenarios! you can easily die in this environment!
I cannot stress this enough! You need to open a window or crack the door enough to allow air to circulte and gasses to vent out and escape, If the burning of eyes is really bad your unit may not have sufficient combustion air, I can t tell you without seeing it precisely, you better vent that room though!

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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The smell is unburned propane and the burning of the eyes is caused by carbon monoxide. My heater (RLP100) does the same and I was able to measure the carbon monoxide at 95 ppm (deadly). I have yet to figure out what exactly is happening. Tried a new regulator/hose from a new unit - no help. Also pulled apart the burner nozzle and cleaned the holes - helped a bit. Next step is the valve.

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I have a ready heater pro 100 and it fills the room/garage with a gas that burns the eyes and really stinks??? It is propane???


Could be escaping gas. Gas providers usually ensure the gas they supply smells bad so leaks are difficult to ignore. I have never experienced stinging eyes from the gas though.
Stinging eyes and possibly a dry and scratchy throat sound more like a heater that is burning inefficiently and producing excessive amounts of soot and carbon monoxide and probably other foul and potentially dangerous substances in addition.

All heaters produce such gases and should not be used without ventilation but when a heater is in a good state of repair and burning efficiently the emissions and the ventilation required are minimal.

From your description it would seem something about your heater is faulty and you should not be using it until it has been checked and declared fit to be used, when you should find it no longer stinks or makes your eyes sting.

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I think that it is a cheap heater and the smell is the metal paint is burning .away I think that you should give it a little more time bec after that paint goes away it wont smell any more.

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