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Leak checking propane system
I just finishing updating the propane system including installing a new Trident regulator, new pigtails and bottles, and Xintex leak detector / solenoid valve.
When I leak check the system I get a drop from 128 to 124 PSI with the solenoid valve closed, over 20 minutes.
With the valve open, I get a drop to 120 PSI, also over 20 minutes.
The official leak test in the ABYC code states "no drop over 3 minutes", which I would pass.
Can anyone tell me if these slight drops over the longer time are normal?
I leak checked all fittings and joints several times with soap suds, nothing.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 12-04-2011 at 02:21 AM.