Advice on DIY Repair of LPG Patio Heater

Postby Benchillian » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:51 pm

My propane patio heater won't work, but I can't find anyone to repair it. I've searched the Gas Safe Register for people qualified for LPG and Leisure, but none in my area will do that work.

I've seen You-tube videos on how to repair them. Is it advisable to try a DIY repair?

The problem is that the heater won't light.

I've just replaced the cylinder. There appears to be no gas reaching the pilot. (Tried lighting with naked flame - no joy.) No smell of gas, either. Also the igniter now seems to have stopped working. Changed batteries and tested them to ensure full voltage - OK. But no spark any more, though it was there on my first umpteen attempts to light it.

The heater is a 'Goliath' - 7ft tall with dancing flames in a glass tube. It's two years old, and runs on Flogas.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:49 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics