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agna 11-23-2012 01:13 AM

Craigslist shop heater won't fire up.
 
I'll start off by asking please don't judge, I try to be thrifty and save a little money and sometimes it bites me in the *#%#*! I bought a Lennox LF24-45a-5 propane converted shop heater off of Craigslist to heat my detached garage. Pulled the manual offline and installed per instructed. Used my 5 gal propane tank(full) from my BBQ for a test run and no flame. I ran through at least 9 cycles where I could hear the igniter and the blower working but no flame. The LED flashes twice indicating no gas. Before the install i cleaned with compressed air. The next step was out of pure desperation, and please don't judge. Against all warning labels telling me not to light it myself, I got my thickest leather gloves and a fire extinguisher and tried to light it. All I got out of the jets were a small blue flame. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Steve

beenthere 11-23-2012 05:35 AM

Did you have a regulator on the gas line from your BBQ tank. If not, may have damaged the gas valve. Tank pressure is too high for the gas valve to work.

agna 11-23-2012 10:23 AM

Ugh!! No regulator. Makes sense now that I think about it. Hope I didn't destroy my valve. I'll try a hose with a regulator tomorrow. If not ill be back on this site soliciting help on replacing my gas valve. Thanks for your insight!!
Steve

hvac5646 11-23-2012 12:59 PM

Craig's List?

What's to judge:blush::blush::rolleyes::rolleyes:?????

J/K guy.

You'll get all the help you need here.

beenthere 11-23-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agna (Post 1058623)
Ugh!! No regulator. Makes sense now that I think about it. Hope I didn't destroy my valve. I'll try a hose with a regulator tomorrow. If not ill be back on this site soliciting help on replacing my gas valve. Thanks for your insight!!
Steve

If you use a regular reg like the one on a BBQ grille. Your flame may still be small, as those regs knock the pressure down to hat the manifold should be.

agna 11-23-2012 04:59 PM

I'll be headed to my local rv shop to pick up a regulator and hose. Looks like those are rated up to 160k btu. That is if I didn't fry my gas valve.:wink: ill update tomorrow, for now..fingers crossed
Steve

agna 11-24-2012 02:43 PM

Now my neighbors think I'm crazy. With the regulator hooked up and everything checked twice over I turned it on and woof! It fired right up!! I jumped and yelled woooohoo!! Went outside and my neighbors were looking at me. A "warm" thanks to all that helped!
Steve.


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