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Old 06-28-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Propane regulator leak

I went to turn on my refrigerator in the camper at the storage lot this afternoon. When I opened the bottle valve on the tank away from the regulator, the small in-line regulator started spewing propane from a small bleed hole. I turned the tank back off and went around to the other side bottle where the tank switch and low pressure regulator is. I opened it and all was well.

There is a high pressure (30 psi) regulator pressed onto the supply line. I assume this is to knock the pressure down from tank pressure to relieve stress on the long line going to the other side switch/regulator. A quick Google search doesn't show any supply lines with a high pressure regulator. The red writing in the center of the regulator on the 2nd pic says "30 psi"

Do I really need this and where can I get one?





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Old 06-29-2016, 02:15 PM   #2
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Its there so the LP Vapor will not condense and liquefy in the long hose. I recommend you replace it. you can replace it with an adjustable style unit and set it at 15 psi or so (no more than 30) Your local LP dealer should be able to help you out.
FYI a couple part #'s Rego 597 FA or FB or Fisher 67CH-751 or 743 would work well, Both are well made, the Rego unit is made in the USA and carries a 10 year warranty
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:07 PM   #3
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Its there so the LP Vapor will not condense and liquefy in the long hose. I recommend you replace it. you can replace it with an adjustable style unit and set it at 15 psi or so (no more than 30) Your local LP dealer should be able to help you out.
FYI a couple part #'s Rego 597 FA or FB or Fisher 67CH-751 or 743 would work well, Both are well made, the Rego unit is made in the USA and carries a 10 year warranty
Perfect! I found adjustable ones when I was looking last night, but wasn't sure of the need. I'm going to Branson this weekend and won't need the 2nd bottle. I'll pick one up before my long trip to Gatlinburg in a few weeks. Looks like I will have to get a new short supply line since this regulator is pressed on.

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