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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


heatman101

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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