My gas heater has stopped working
The most common cause for a gas heater not to work is dirt. All poultry heaters should have an air filter on the heater – if it does not have a filter – then it is not designed for a poultry house. The solution is to strip the gas heater and clean the jets – there is lots of dust in a chicken house and this will cause the heater to stop working. When not in use store the chicken heater in a dry, dust free, safe place – if you look after your gas heater it will last a lifetime. Don’t think that a cheap gas heater meant for your porch will do the same job – it won’t – and you will be replacing it within a few years – if not sooner. If your gas heater stops working you may have to repair the heater – send it to an expert.
Another reason is a bent thermo-coupler – this is a small copper sensor that looks like a round wire (about 3mm in diameter). The coupler needs to be adjusted so that it is near where the gas burns. If the heater keeps switching off or not staying lit – then it is either too far away or it is damaged. If the coupler, which is hollow, gets bent, then the gas heater will not work. Treat your heater with care – when you have finished using it after the day old have grown, with it with a soft clothe and store it in a dust free, safe place.
Check your regulator – is it’s settings correct – if you gas bottle is running low you may have to increase the pressure – make sure the gas pipes are not bent or twisted and not stopping the flow of LPG. GAS HEATERS CAN BE DANGEROUS – let an expert check your heater if you have followed these steps. Infrared heaters are fairly simple to operate – the most likely cause of a infrared heater not working are electrical connections and broken bulbs.