propane gas regulator


Old 09-17-05, 08:30 PM
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propane gas regulator

I have a 40,000 btu propane gas heater for my cabin and a 100 pound propane cylinder of propane gas. What type of regulator do I need that will give me the right pressure or supply of gas with this heater. I have been looking on e bay for regulators, but am not sure what to look for? Can anyone help? If it helps this heater also says minimum input is 10,000 btu

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Old 09-18-05, 08:23 PM
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This is an extremely sensitive area. One mistake could be very serious. My suggestion would be to contact your propane supplier. I suspect they will recommend a two stage reg. Adjustment is everything.
Old 09-20-05, 08:26 PM
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I agree 100% with mbk3. I would go a step furthe in suggesting you have the regulator professionally installed & the piping pressure checked. The installer should also check the pressure at the furnace. LP is nothing to mess with. Your first mistake could be your last.
Old 09-21-05, 04:35 PM
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Im with both here. Go for a 2 stage set up. You dont say where you are and how cold it can get . But if your way up north a 100lb tank wont do it. You can run out of gas cause the tank gets cold and cant burn off for more gas and the tank is still half full.

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