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Hi,This is risky business in the blind, not responsible for damages on your end. Click 'accept' when satisfied.. or we can get another expert
Great description thanks, the flue pipe is likely restricted. If its been off all summer a bird may have built a nest in it.
Look that over and get back to me
Meantime dont run it other than for testing, it is a major fire hazard the way it is and could easily burn out its electric controls.
odds of it being a birds nest are in the 70 to 80 percent range, odds of some issue with installation about 10%.. odds of a gas pressure issue, 5% or so.
I will be in for another hour or so, then back in the AM san francisco time
Thanks. Will try to get up there and check out the flue if possible tomarrow
Thanks. I'll try and get up there ASAP tomarrow. But it's Michigan and 35 degrees and I've just installed a new (very slippery) metal roof. In the meantime, the only reason I'm questioning the gas pressure/mixture is because I can't recall the flame pattern in either of my furnaces in this house ever looking like a "normal" clean blue flame is supposed to look like. So I'm wondering could it even be an issue at the propane tank outside, or even the quality of the propane itself? I don't know, I'm just trying to think from all the angles on this. So do you still think the probablility of bad flame from "bad propane" is still pretty low?
The orange in a flame is caused by either too much gas (regulator set too high) or not enough air at the air shutter adjustement on each burner. or a combination of both... an orange flame produces carbon monoxide.. thats dangerous if leaks into the house via a cracked heat exchanger or some such.. vent too close a window.
I will be here another hour or so, then back in the AM. Phil
Thank you very much for your insight and advice. I will try to get up onto the death trap... er new roof ASAP to check the vent. Thanks again and happy holidays.
Hello again, put a rope around your legs and waist at least. tie it off onto something solid. and make a hold on loop in the rope for your hand. been there done that. You dont need an injury in this economy.