Coleman Procat propane catalytic heater

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 13:55
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I got Procat for last years snow trip and have since lugged it late night fishing and early-morning bird watching, it's a great appliance...

But now it wont turn on and I am finding an oily substance inside the gas fittings.
When I turn the gas dial there isn't isnt the familiar little hiss i've become used to.
When the gas hose is connected to a bottle and I press the little button inside the gas hose fitting there is a hiss but there is also some foamy oil that seems to go waxy before dissapiating.

Is it possible the oily stuff has clogged up my valve? and are the valves repairable?
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 18:13
Probably gunked up A friends van did that and the gunk had flowed down the lines and a new regulator didnt fix it . Had to blow it out with an airgun.
Usual cause is regulator is below the top of the gas bottle creating a dip in which the gunk can settle. Pipe to a regulator should flow continuously upward to prevent this.
Manual here
Or this one Like any gas burning heater these should not be used in an enclosed space. I believe it is illegal in Australia to do so.

Yes there are some with a safety but would you trust them????
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Follow Up By: LandCoaster - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 20:51

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 20:51
nope, i dont trust them
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 12:30

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 12:30
Tom, your method of posting links has resulted in yet more broken links. Would you care to repost them using the "Link" button below the window you use to type your message into.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 16:57

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 16:57
Well I will but when I click on those it goes to the correct page with the manual on it. Click page 1 and it works
I did preview the page first and it seemed to be Ok but to keep everyone happy here you are.
Manual 1
Manual 2
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Follow Up By: LandCoaster - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 23:29

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 23:29
I've got the ProCat Model 5053A751A. The links are for the BlackCat unit. Mine doesnt look as scary as that one, it's got a body an' all. I've got a manual.
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