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BigDfromTN

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Re: Propane stopped serving the refrigerator
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2012, 07:19:58 AM »
Regarding the effects of altitude on a refrigerator....  a couple of weeks ago, we spent the night in Fairplay, CO (elevation 9950').  The old Norcold worked great with no apparent detrimental effect due to altitude, and was kicking out ice cubes as per usual.

The problem with opening the valve too fast sounds perhaps like a regulator malfunctioning.

Actually it is a regulator Functioning correctly.  Many are designed to sense an excess flow and then restrict that flow as a safety feature.  If the gas rushes into and through the regulator too fast it will enact that safety feature.  The fix is to release the pressure on the tank side and then open valve slowly to restet.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Propane stopped serving the refrigerator
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2012, 07:23:31 AM »
The excess flow shut-off function is not part of an LP regulator.  It is built into the tank valve on DOT-approved portable LP bottles. It is NOT present on ASME-approved fixed tanks used in nearly all motorhomes.
Gary
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