Jayco Embark 2023 Propane Use and Safety User 2Manual
Propane Use and Safety
Propane is a colorless and odorless gas that, in the liquefied state, resembles water. An odorant (usually a sulfur com-pound) is added as a warning agent. If you smell propane within the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the procedure listed on the propane system label. This label has been placed in the vehicle near the range for models equipped with a propane system. When a propane container is low, there may be a concentration of an onion or garlic-like odor, which can be mistaken for a propane gas leak. After the propane container has been refueled, the odor will usually disappear. If not, turn off the valve(s) and have the propane system inspected by your dealer or qualified propane service representative.
Propane Leak Test
Leaks may be found easily with a soapy water solution. Do not use a solution containing ammonia or chlorine when locating leaks. These products are corrosive to copper gas lines and brass fittings, which could result in deterioration of the copper and brass components. Apply the soapy solution to the outside of the gas piping fittings. If a leak is present, the soapy solution will “bubble” at the leak point. If a leak is indicated, shut off the propane system valve(s) and contact your dealer or qualified propane service representative immediately.
Never use an open flame to test for a propane leak. Do not check for leaks using products that contain ammonia or chlorine; these products can cause cracks to form on the metal tubing and brass fittings.
Using the Propane System
Use the following steps for propane operation:
- Close ALL burner valves, controls and pilot light valves.
- Open the main valve in the propane tank slowly to avoid a rush of propane vapor through the excess flow valve, causing propane “freeze-up.” Should you experience propane “freeze-up”, close the main valve and wait 15 minutes before trying again.
- Listen carefully as propane begins to flow. If a hissing noise is heard for more than one or two seconds, close the main valve and contact your dealer to have the propane system tested.
- Light the appliances as needed and directed in the appliance manufacturer’s owner manual located in the Warranty Packet.
Keep the propane container valves closed at all times unless you are using the propane gas system or are having the propane container filled.
Make sure that you read and fully understand ALL safety requirements for handling and operation of the propane system.
The propane system must be handled with care. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your dealer and/or the specific appliance manufacturer.
If you have double cylinders on your recreation vehicle, use only one at a time. Otherwise, the propane supply will be drawn equally from both cylinders until the supply has been to-tally exhausted. Using one cylinder until it is empty and then using the second cylinder will allow you to fill the empty cylinder at your convenience without running out of propane.
Cooking With Propane Gas
Do not turn gas range burner controls to ON and allow gas to escape before lighting.
Do not use portable fuel burning equipment (i.e., wood and charcoal grills or stoves) inside the recreation vehicle.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreation ve-hicle. Proper ventilation when using the cooking appliance(s) will help avoid the danger of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for long periods of time.
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
These warning labels are located in the cooking area to remind the user to provide an ad-equate supply of fresh air for combustion.
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