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Old 06-01-2007, 09:25 PM   #11
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I have this problem from time to time, it seems to have to do with the safety device in the tank valve that shuts down the flow of gas if there is a leak (such as a hose rupture). The tank seems to detect a leak and won't let gas flow. This is why you turn on the tank before turning on the other valve. Sometimes it just takes messing with turning the tank valve and hose valve off and on a couple of times.


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Old 06-01-2007, 09:25 PM   #12
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Here is the trick I learned. It seems to work more often with the type of supply hose where the regulator is at non-tank end of the hose. Make sure the valve on the hose is shut. Attach the assembly to the tank and open the valve ONLY on the tank. NOW WAIT for a minute, good time for a sip of beer. After your sip or two of beer, NOW open the tubing valve and the gas should flow. If still a no go, turn off the tank, open the valve at the other end to bleed any gas out. Undo do everthing, close the valve, reassemble and try again, this time have a few more sips of beer before tyring to light.
Hmm, that is interesting. I'll be doing that from now on out, hopefully that'll be all I need to do.


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Old 06-01-2007, 09:33 PM   #13
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:13 AM   #14
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I have a wonky Rhino tank that doesn't like to dispense propane because of the stupid safety feature. Here's what I do to get it to work correctly: unhook yonder hose, bang it on the ground once robustly, then faine to hook the tanke back up to dispenfer hose and turne the gas on slowley.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:39 AM   #15
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The valve has a ball check valve inside it.....if your regulator is turned up and you just open the valve on the tank it pushes that ball up and blocks the flow. (Safty Feature incase your hose blows on the tank side of the regulator)
If this happens turn bottle off, back the regulator all the way down then open the tank back up, and adjust the regulator back down again until you hear the flow of gas coming out.......

Dirt dobbers love to build nest in hoses and stuff too keep them wrapped with tape or hooked up if stored outside
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:18 AM   #16
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Are you talking about mud daubers? Like the wasp, or something else?
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:23 AM   #17
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Ya, Mud dobbers, Thats what I have always called them, Seems like they love to build nest in my burner assembly and inside my hose. They are a pain sometimes.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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This is the second propane tank from COSTCO to exhibit this problem...FLAME KING MAX brand. First one couldn't be open to be filled, so I returned it. This was working fine until grill serviceman tightened it and now it's locked! when the top valve is tightened to the right to shut off the tank, it appears to have locked up-- I can't get it opened again with strongman neighbor helping! What could be happening? It's as if there is a lock setting or something-- called company naturally they never had of the problem-- suggest I return to Costco for a new one ( empty of course)-- there is some screw holding the handle- and of corse the side pressure release screw-- can't figure out what else to use - except to let noisy teenager band on it with sledgehammer!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #19
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:03 PM   #20
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Ive had the same problem on my grill. Open the valve on the tank, then start the grill on LOW. If started on high, the safty vale is tripped because it thinks there is a leak.


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