Originally Posted by devilsquid
I would disagree...a faulty or failing regulator that allows propane to leak or drains the tank in one big release is a "big deal" at any time especially so if there is an ignition source near by. FR may not be too concerned because it has not been reported by very many owners to date. If I remember correctly FR was looking into whether of not the supplier of the regulator was having QA issues. I agree the most likely culprit is a loose fitting but we owners have put out all possibilities in the past (from experience or what we have heard/read) to cover the bases.
The thread dealt with failure of LP regulators themselves as I recall, in the Solera section of this forum. You have to take into account that you're reading the posts of members only. One might pose the notion that more failures could possibly occur, by owners that are not aware of this forum. If that has merit, than the failure issue would only increase, but the lack of factual data, leaves it in the unknown realm.
In any event, leaking LP gas when in an enviroment to accumulate, with possible ignition, is something to discuss at any rate.