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Patio heater I have a sunjoy 12k btu table top patio heater. It is made to use the disposable propane canisters or the larger refillabe bottles via a hose. When I use the disposable bottles all is well. When I connect the big tank, I can get the burner lit, but very low output. Doesn't even turn the screen red. Is there an adjustment on the regulator or something. If so please tell me where. Thank you

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Re: patio heater

There must be a blockage in the hose and regulator or your large tank may be checking and not allowing the unit to stay lit. Remove the large bottle. Let the gas line equalize for about 30 seconds and then reattach the bottle. Very slowly, open the knob on the large tank and I mean very slowly. Did I say open it slowly. The new OPD propane tanks often have a very touchie excess control valve that won't allow enough gas through if opened too rapidly. Now tray and light the heater. If you still experience the same, get a technician involved so they can inspect the gas pressure.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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Cant get the pilot to stay lit. took unit apart and removed blockage in gas pilot line. fired up unit and it worked perfectly. after I reassembled the unit it will not keep the pilot lit

Posted on May 26, 2008

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