Heater – Propane, Outdoor, 360° Radiant Heat
Storage and Shelf Life Checks:
Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria
- Visual inspect for missing parts (guards, knobs, etc.) or any structural damage preventing repair. Inspect for torn or cut heater element, damaged or cracked hose/hose connections, loose fittings, and damage to regulators.
- Inspect hoses for cracks, inspecting for breaks by flexing.
- Inspect hose or valve for foreign material that might cause a blocked line.
- Inspect O-rings on supply hose and replace if needed.
- Inspect for out-of-round fittings by screwing regulator into tank POL fitting.
- Return to stock if item passes initial inspection, passes Testing for Performance, is clean, and is serviceable.
- Refurbish heater if any damage is repairable, missing or damaged components are available, and it’s economically feasible to refurbish.
- Dispose of heaters that have structural damage that prevents repair. Salvage parts that are serviceable for future repairs. Dispose of damaged regulators and cracked or damaged hoses.
- Clean the outside of the heater using a damp cloth. DO NOT clean the heater by spraying water on it.
- Clean the inside of the heater using compressed air.
- Replace regulator if there is any damage to the regulator or threads do not properly seat.
- Replace or straighten any damaged or bent parts.
- Repair or replace auto shut off valve if not working properly (if applicable.)
- Replace any damaged or cracked hose or hose connections.
C. Testing for Performance
- Prior to testing use an air hose to blow unit off of any dust, dirt or debris.
- Perform initial inspections prior to testing.
- Ensure a fire extinguisher is in the work area prior to lighting any heater.
- Mount or connect the heater to a LP-Gas supply cylinder.
- Turn on gas supply to the heater and check all fittings and connections for gas leaks using mild soap and water solution. NEVER INSPECT FOR LEAKS USING A MATCH OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF FLAME. Should a gas leak occur, shut off the gas supply to the heater immediately and wait a minimum of five minutes before repairing the leak.
- When assured that there are no leaks, light heater/pilot. If heater/pilot does not ignite within 5 seconds, extinguish flame and shut off gas valve. Wait 5 minutes before retrying.
- (#006139 heaters) Once pilot is lit, let run for 3-5 minutes, try on/off cycle 2 to 3 times.
- (#006187 heaters) Once pilot is lit, turn heater on, let run for 3-5 minutes; try on/off cycle 2 to 3 times.
- If heater fails, determine if economical to repair, send to a certified repair shop.
- Inspect auto shut off valve is in working condition by tipping unit over (if applicable.)
- Repack in original carton if possible or pack to local cache option.
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