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Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by Darty53 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:53 pm

Hello All
Had our first weekend out in our puegeot Symphony. Quite a steep learning curve but lots of laughs!!
We were unable to get the heating working. Could hear the pilot fire up but then switched itself off. Any ideas what the problem could be Please? confused3
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Re: Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by boxerman on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:42 pm

They usually do that when they have no gas. Is the gas turned on at the isolator valve?

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Re: Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by -mojo- on Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:14 am

Propex heaters also need the leisure battery to be in good condition and well charged up.
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Re: Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by Paul Barrett on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:46 pm

Hi - had the same problem with my Propex 1600 unit fitted to AS Harmony 1991 on Talbot Express chassis  (no ignition / no fan drive / dodgy exhaust)  and after checking gas supply and battery voltages which were both ok I took the plunge and decided to service the unit myself.  Connie the camper (named by my wife) now has a snug warm interior on cold days and a nice cool interior on hot days - it took four hours to service and zero cost.  I've written down what I did to service the unit if you would like a copy but you should only have a go if you are confident in basic auto-electrics and gas fittings.  Let me know. Ta Paul
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Re: Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by boxerman on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:55 pm

Perhaps you might like to put your servicing procedure in the factsheets section Paul where forum members can access it should they need to?

The forum has a disclaimer about use of info on the forum.

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Re: Propax 1600 compact gas heater

Post by Cymro on Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:30 pm

As a footnote, recalling when my first AS (a VHT) had a Propex heater, it would sometimes fail to ignite because of an airlock. So I would light the hob for a minute or two, and try the Propex again.

As colleagues above have said, the powering battery must be in good charge, and of course there must be sufficient pressure of gas. We used to find that, at the end of a cylinder, the pressure wasn't enough for the Propex but neverheless was fine for the hob for quite some time. I always found that odd because I assumed that the regulator supplied the gas at a constant pressure, but the Propex certainly knew when a new cylinder would soon be needed, and told me so.

Excellent heaters - volcanic!
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