Originally Posted by Gene
I have heard of people getting oil in the LP lines but that is rare. I don't know of a safe way to blow it out if that is the problem. Since the stove works you know that part of the line (tank, regulator, line) is ok.
Gene, the oil is real and comes out of the rubber hose between the regulator and the main metal trunk line. The LP gas has a reaction with the rubber hose and the result is the oil.
I have this problem on my BBQ and outside gas stove. It may even be more aggravated by the higher pressure as I do not have the issue so much on the camper, but do on the outside BBQ grill and stove hose. The hose is about 7 feet long, problem 1, and it is a high pressure hose right off the portable 5 lb LP tank. So there is up to 150 psi of LP gas in some hot summer time cases up to the stove regulator where it drops down to 5 psi. verses 0.5 psi the camper hose has after the regulator. I have found after about 2 to 3 years I have oil dripping droplets coming out of hose on the downstream end. It is not a gusher, more like 6 to maybe 10 droplets of oil. I let it run out and keep on going.
On the camper, they have a ˝” pipe down the bottom of the camper and a big hose from the main tank regulator. It would take a long time to fill it up to stop gas flow. However it may make it’s way to an appliance valve if gravity favored towards the valve.
To get rid of it, if you have it, you need to unhook and plug off all the appliance valves, so you do not rupture the valve diaphragms, unhook the rubber hose up front from the metal pipe and using compressed air blow from the farthest point towards the tanks. Then the hose, take off the regulator and when out in the open and both ends open, then blow out the hose. The hose is low pressure, about 5 psi hose so you do not want to use much if any pressure. More like gravity and low pressure, high volume air.
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