Gas Cooktop Regulator

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Old 04-12-11, 08:38 PM
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Gas Cooktop Regulator

I bought a gas cooktop at a Sears Outlet this past weekend. It was a good deal, but didn't include accessories, such as the install kit or regulator.

My question: Sears sells the regulator for $100. I've found appliance regulators online for $20.... how do I know if the $20 one will work??

The $20 regulators say Natural Gas 4", LPG 10" (the same as the sticker on the cooktop)... is this enough?

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Old 04-12-11, 09:11 PM
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Yes for the regulator but the orfice's need to be correct also.

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Old 04-13-11, 06:47 AM
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Thanks Mike. I have both the Nat Gas and LP orfices... of course i'll use the correct ones.

It's ok if the regulator supplies more BTU that required by the cooktop, correct? (it is rated at 150,000 BTU, while the cooktop is 50,000)

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Old 04-13-11, 07:45 AM
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It should be alright. The orfice controls the btu.

Example: If 4" WC you need a #33 orfice at 50,000 btu,

What is the # on your orfice?

You probably do not need a regulator. Its regulated at the gas meter. You just need to put the correct orfice in.

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thanks again Mike

I have the following orfices (LPG): 68, 2x 89, 2x 115 (totaling about 48500 BTU?) and will be using the regulator set for LPG (10" WC)
 
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OK I may have mis-understood you. Are you converting to LP or NG?

If LP then yes you need a regulator and the smaller LP orfice's.

NG, no regulator and larger orfice's. Set the size orfice for NG so the flame does not go out on low burner setting. Thats how I set them.

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Sorry for the confusion... yes, converting to LP.

I will use the LP regulator and LP orfices... and adjust the flame if it goes out on low.

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