[T2] Gas fumes

John Sheldon sheldon67 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 20 14:48:04 PDT 2016


Thanks all for your concerns about the house!!

Have checked hoses - which wee all new - looks ok.

I'm thinking about the vent line - not familiar with where I could see it.  I wonder as a short term fix whether keeping the tank only partially full will help ?  

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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 3:40 PM, Dave Gillingham <dave at coronado-realty.com> wrote:
> 
> On my bus (a 73 panel) there is an overflow drain in the gas filler pipe that will leak if I fill the tank too high.  Not easy to replace, so I haven't.  But I completely agree with checking the system from start to finish.  I preemptively replace the gas lines every couple of years.  Last time the line from the tank broke when I touched it leaving me pinching the line and hoping somebody would come to hand me a clamp :)
> 
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>> On Jun 20, 2016, at 12:13 PM, Bob Pratt <ka1dza at verizon.net> wrote:
>> 
>> I agree to that suggestion! You'd rather loose the bus than your home!
>> 
>> Bob Pratt
>> 
>>> On Jun 19, 2016, at 8:26 PM, accessys at smart.net wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> LEAVE GARAGE DOORS OPEN OR PARK OUTSIDE til youfind the problem.
>>> 
>>> gas fumes are explosive.
>>> 
>>> check gas system from start to finish..
>>> 
>>> check the fuel ventilation lines, I am not sure where or if they are on a carb bus.   but these can easily cause the smell.
>>> 
>>> are there are leaks anywhere.
>>> 
>>> lots of air until you find it.
>>> 
>>> be safe
>>> Bob
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Sun, 19 Jun 2016, John Sheldon wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:58:33 -0400
>>>> From: John Sheldon <sheldon67 at verizon.net>
>>>> To: type2 at type2.com
>>>> Subject: [T2] Gas fumes
>>>> I replaced the 1800 engine on my 74 bus over the winter.  Had someone smarter than I am overhaul the carbureters.  All is tight - no visible leaks but when I put it in the garage after a drive, there is a big time gas smell throughout the garage and you can smell it in the house.
>>>> 
>>>> Could it be from tank ?
>>>> 
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