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Title: Propane recall
Post by: kdbgoat on December 29, 2017, 05:41:22 AM
Apparently there is some propane that has been distributed without enough odorant in it.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Western-Gas-Recalls-to-Inspect-Propane-Gas-Due-To-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: Oldgator73 on December 29, 2017, 06:01:20 AM
45 million gallons. How would you know if you had any of this recalled gas?
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: Sun2Retire on December 29, 2017, 06:13:20 AM
How would you know if you had any of this recalled gas?


Itís limited to five states and an 8 month period, which should give you some sense of whether you could be affected
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: AStravelers on December 29, 2017, 06:18:46 AM
As I read this, the only thing wrong with the propane is it would be difficult to know if you have a leak by the smell of the propane.  So if you have already used the propane, or will very shortly then no problem. 

If you filled your tank and then are storing the RV for winter, or filled your tank and have not used the propane by now, you should follow the instructions in the recall.
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: catblaster on December 29, 2017, 06:44:49 AM
I have been given old propane tanks to use as compress air tanks, even after washing them out and purging them they still smell strongly of propane years after. Finally had to stop using one of them because others were scared of it. However burning them ( like a bbq grill ) seems to get rid of the smell.

What I am getting at is even if it was filled with odorless propane there would be enough residual odor to make a leak noticeable.
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on December 29, 2017, 09:09:16 AM
Agree with catblaster. It may be less stinky than it should be, but it's certainly not going to be odorless. However, the manufacturer has to make an official recall, since it's basically an illegal product if it doesn't meet the LP gas safety standard.
Title: Re: Propane recall
Post by: Molaker on December 29, 2017, 10:14:17 AM
Apparently there is some propane that has been distributed without enough odorant in it.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Western-Gas-Recalls-to-Inspect-Propane-Gas-Due-To-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Western-Gas-Recalls-to-Inspect-Propane-Gas-Due-To-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards)
Now that stinks...or not. :)