Regulator for propane convection heater


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Old 05-27-11, 12:53 PM
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Regulator for propane convection heater

I just acquired a propane convection heater, I call it a pot heater, the ones that look like a big can. Like this one TC200VA Dayton Fueled Heater Includes Hose and Regulator.

It has a hose but no regulator, can anyone tell me what type of regulator
(high or low pressure) I need for this, and can I hook it up to a 20# tank or wouldn't that be enough pressure?

edited to add: 80,000 BTU
 

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Old 05-27-11, 05:40 PM
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A standard propane regulator will work just fine. You can get one at any RV supply or propane equipment dealer for $20 or less. A 20 pound cylinder is probably not big enough for 80,000 BTUs, I'd say no less than a 40 pound cylinder and a 100 pound cylinder would be better.

What happens with the smaller cylinders is they cannot absorb enough heat from the atmosphere to boil the liquid propane to gas. The tank will frost over and the gas output will drop along with the pressure.
 
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Old 05-27-11, 07:16 PM
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Thank you for the response, Furd.
 
 

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