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Recently noticed the high output burner on my stove is a tad loud and there is a section of openings that do not light on the burner. This moves if I gently blow on them. Also oven pilot has phases where it kinda burps. I replaced my LP pressure regulator five years ago. Could this be a pressure problem? How would I check the regulated pressure? What should it be?


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When was last time you CLEANED burners....toothpick openings to clear them and clean out burner gas tube

RV LP Pressure is 11" WC (that is roughly 0.4 psi)

A Manometer is used to measure pressure.....connected to gas appliance and then at least 50% of propane appliances in service


How is Water Heater Flame?
The Furnace?
Fridge?
OTHER stove top burners?

Could be dirty stove top burner, could be range/oven regulator or could be LP Reg (IF other appliances have issues)


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Sounds more like air in the line.

You need to make a manometer. Basically it's a clear tube at least 30 inches long that you fill part way with water. Make the tube into a loop, remove a burner and slip one end over the spud. Turn on the gas, the water level should move about 11 inches up the tube.

Making a manometer


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OB - a couple of old Nukes with a brain full of worthless info lol

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jplante4 wrote:

OB - a couple of old Nukes with a brain full of worthless info lol


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jplante4 wrote:

OB - a couple of old Nukes with a brain full of worthless info lol
Pay attention and you may learn something.

A manometer isn't anything more than some vinyl tubing from the hardware store, some water, and some knowledge (which can be easily found on the Internet). For <$5, one can eliminate (or identify) a common cause of problems with propane appliances.

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mike-s wrote:

jplante4 wrote:

OB - a couple of old Nukes with a brain full of worthless info lol
Pay attention and you may learn something.

A manometer isn't anything more than some vinyl tubing from the hardware store, some water, and some knowledge (which can be easily found on the Internet). For <$5, one can eliminate (or identify) a common cause of problems with propane appliances.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

mike-s wrote:

jplante4 wrote:

OB - a couple of old Nukes with a brain full of worthless info lol
Pay attention and you may learn something.

A manometer isn't anything more than some vinyl tubing from the hardware store, some water, and some knowledge (which can be easily found on the Internet). For <$5, one can eliminate (or identify) a common cause of problems with propane appliances.


Picture and How to link too much for you grasp [emoticon]
Please speak in complete English sentences if you want a meaningful response.

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A word to the wise is enough. And so is a sentence with minor flaw/typo (missing verb). There was, indeed, a link and "how to" picture [emoticon]...

Cleaning - Mex here knows a lot about cr-ap that propane holds and leaves in everything that it runs through. Should be stopped right at the tank, with filter. Though I doubt this was the cause of the OP issues.

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RV LP Stoves/ranges have their OWN LP regulator that drops the operating pressure from 11.5 to 10 inches. Odds are the burner/orifice/pilot is dirty after 17 years. Doug

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