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Why is it blowing flames, smoke

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SOURCE: my ready heater 100,000 will run for app. 5hrs

If the heater continuously has a 5 hour run-time check to see if the fuel pickup tube goes to the bottom of the tank. If broken, cracked, or shortened the fuel will stop being picked up when air is sucked rather than fuel.

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