propane gas stove question


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Old 09-27-01, 01:42 AM
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I have 'inherited' a propane gas stove at my other house running off a 4-ft tall, cylinder tank. The tank is sits on a concrete pad outside and the gas get inside through copper line and a regulator. Unfortunately, we don't use the gas fast enough to warrant an account with any of the local propane suppliers to replace this tank when it's done. Can I replace the tall cylinder tank with a short, squat propane tank that are used in gas grills? If it's possible, what hardware do I need? Is there another alternative to using gas grill tanks? this project is being done because I'll never know if I'm going to run out of gas with the tall cylinder: it has no gauge!
 
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Old 09-28-01, 01:17 PM
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Hello Molson and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances forum.

There may be several reasons why your plan to use a BBQ propane tank may not be okay. I could not know of them exactly, since rules and codes vary from area to area.

My best suggestion would be to check with the building and safety department in your town.

If the codes allow for your discribed connection method, then a visit to almost any local hardware store would have the fittins needed.

Since the stove is already set up for propane, no conversion should be needed. However, a propane regulator must already be installed on the stove or one must be installed on the stove or the tank.

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