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The propane gas regulator is one of the most important parts of a propane gas system. The purpose of the regulator is to control the flow of gas and lower the pressure from the LP Gas tank to the appliance(s) in the gas system. The regulator not only acts as a control regarding the flow and distribution of propane but also as a safety barrier between the high pressure of the tank and the end use appliance(s). Most will rightfully argue that the LP Gas regulator is the heart of any propane gas system.

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Propane tank pressure can range from under 10 psig to over 200 psig. Residential applications will generally require 11 inches water column (amount of pressure required to push a column of water up 11 inches in a manometer, or about 6.3 ounces per square inch) and the regulator compensates for these pressure differences in the tank to supply a steady flow of required pressure to the household appliances. Not all applications are similar to that of residential use and will therefore utilize regulators for higher and lower pressures as required by the appliance(s). In summary, the purpose of a propane regulator is to "bottleneck" the propane down to a safe and usable pressure. An important point to note is that under normal operation, a propane regulator will make a "humming" noise. This is normal and should not be construed as a problem or regulator malfunction.

Although the purpose of a propane regulator is the same, different applications require different types of regulators. Regulator selection is determined solely by the propane application requirements. The demand downstream of the regulator is what determines what type of regulator is to be installed and where it's to be placed within the system. Some propane systems incorporate multiple regulators for efficiency while others such as a grill need only a low BTU grill regulator. Types of regulators include:

"A regulator is a regulator" is a misleading statement that many consumers believe to be true. The fact is that installing the wrong kind of LP Gas pressure regulator will generally render a propane gas system inoperable. People don't realize that buying an LP Gas regulator from a friend or an internet site will more than likely result in wasted money. Regulators aren't all the same regardless of what one may think and an improper regulator or faulty LP Gas regulator installation means the entire installation is illegal and unable to be serviced until fixed. Keep in mind that replacing the regulator means interrupting the flow of gas and a leak check is required before the gas can be turned back on. Don't put yourself in danger by attempting to buy and install your own regulator. Call your propane company or a licensed LP Gas plumber. It will be safer and cheaper in the long run.

Like any part of a propane system, the regulator needs to be protected. Protecting a regulator, for the most part means keeping it covered. Regulators are generally found under the tank dome or if installed outside the dome, they will have the vent pointed down. The vent is pointed down to prevent rain, ice and debris from entering the regulator. The vent should have a screen that keeps insects out of the regulator as some insects, such as the Mud Dauber (a.k.a. Dirt Dauber) will make a nest in a regulator that's missing its protective vent screen. Unprotected regulators that are exposed or not pointed with the vent facing down can easily be protected by cutting an empty plastic milk bottle to fit over the regulator until its placement and position can be corrected.

Regulators have internal moving parts that are subject to wear and tear and after some time, the regulator needs to be replaced. Propane companies can tell consumers when the regulator needs to be replaced due to age or malfunction and the consumer needs to take this advice seriously. The industry norm is 15 years before a regulator needs replacement while some regulator manufacturers recommend replacement every 25 years. If any regulator has ever been under water, such as on an underground propane tank, it needs to be replaced immediately. One very important fact to point out is that although propane regulators may be adjusted by licensed propane professionals, they are not repaired or subject to repair. They are replaced.

The main job of an RV propane regulator is to control the release of propane that powers the appliances. A regulator helps ensure propane releases in a slow and controlled manner. Propane tanks have pressures between 100 and 200 PSI! If you released propane uncontrolled you would have a huge dangerous jet of flame!

Regulators drop the pressure to a tiny .4 PSI. This ensures a slow and controlled release of propane. Whenever you use an RV propane appliance, your regulator is hard at work slowing down the flow from the tank.

Also available are adjustable regulators will allow you to adjust the final pressure. Some of these also include a gauge that enables you to measure and adjust the amount of propane flowing from the tanks.

Another type of regulator that is an add-on safety device is an auto-shutoff device. These detect high propane flow (like if line brakes) and shut off the propane automatically. We personally use the gas stop safety regulators and highly recommend adding them to your regulator.

A second red flag to look out for is a popping noise. If you hear popping when you turn off your flames, it might be the regulator. However, it could also simply mean you need to clean or fix a damaged burner.

The second item to consider is the quality of materials. Solid regulators use materials such as zinc, stainless steel, brass, and aluminum. These components are dependable and long-lasting, increasing the lifespan of your regulator.

About: The Flame King Two-Stage regulator sits at the top of our list for several reasons. Extremely lightweight at only 2.4 pounds, this regulator lets you connect two propane tanks while avoiding any interruption. In addition, it will automatically switch over once one tank is empty. The slick design delivers consistent gas pressure in all circumstances.

About: The GASPRO 5-Foot Two-Stage RV propane regulator is impressively light, weighing just under two pounds. It provides a reliable pressure between the first and second stages, ultimately improving flow and performance. Made from 100% solid brass, you can have peace of mind knowing your connection is stable and secure. This regulator is also CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certified with a hose that protects you from unnecessary, excess flow.

RV propane regulators are usually pretty reliable and can last over a decade without problems. However, if they do break, they can prevent propane (LP gas) from reaching your RV appliance that requires a propane gas supply. RV propane regulators are a necessary device designed to take a high-pressure propane supply from the propane tank and lower it to a level needed by RV appliances.

Your RV most likely requires a two-stage propane regulator. It sits between the tank and the rest of the propane system, and takes the fuel coming from the tank at very high pressure (psi), and adjusts it to a safe and manageable flow.

Most new propane tanks have an internal excess flow valve that shuts off the gas flow if the amount of flow is too high, as in the situation where a line had failed or been broken. Trying to use the tank without a regulator or a very slow opening might cause it to choke off the gas flow. Also, many coaches (like our 2002 Country Coach) have a propane sensor inside the coach that is linked to a shut-off valve at the tank. If it senses gas, or what it "thinks" is gas, it will shut of the system. The sensor is usually down at floor level. Good luck!

I run my RV off a 120-gallon propane tank that's 1/2 full. In the mornings I'm having trouble getting the furnace to turn on. It sometimes waits 20 minutes before finally firing up. Also, when I try to take a shower in the mornings the water isn't hot. Could this be a faulty regulator that's not allowing propane to flow properly?

The Smith Propane/Propylene Regulator #30-50-510 from Welders Supply is an excellent medium-duty fuel regulator which can handle propane, propylene and natural gas. Delivery pressure is fifty PSI. It has a standard CGA 510 inlet connection.

The Smith Propane/Propylene Regulator #30-50-510 is extremely durable, accurate and dependable. Sure-Seat technology prevents dust or debris from getting into the high pressure seat. There is a positive gas tight seal which lasts and lasts. The copper-nickel filter protects the seat, assuring long, productive and dependable performance. The gauge lenses are shatter resistant. There is an auto reset safety relief valve. This regulator is accurate to within plus or minus two percent for both the pressure regulators and the flow gauges. These are truly industrial grade regulators. Each is made with corrosion resistant materials. The Smith Propane/Propylene Regulator #30-50-510 from Welders Supply is covered by a three-year limited warranty.

You've got your bags packed, tires full of air, an RV full of gas, and are ready to take off on your next camping adventure. Is your rig's propane system ready as well? Your camper's propane system plays a huge role in making your RV stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Here at Camping World, we offer an impressive selection of RV propane accessories to keep your gas system up and running smoothly throughout the entire trip. As a Good Sam member, you also get an exclusive discount when you fill up on propane at all Camping World locations that offer it.

The gas regulator is designed to regulate the flow of propane from your gas cylinder to your Ooni pizza oven. Please check with your local gas supplier to determine gas pressure requirements. It is essential that you check three things;

They are also designed to be compatible with regulators (more on these later), which make it easy to connect the gas bottle to your BBQ. Some brands of patio gas will also include an indicator on the side of the bottle, which will tell you how much gas is remaining in the bottle. 041b061a72

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