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Old 07-31-2017, 08:33 AM   #1
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Propane Regulator Question

Hi All,

I have a 2014 317RL. It has the automatic switch over regulator and it also has a smaller regulator on the second tank. This smaller regulator has failed me three or four times so I have replaced it. The new regulator has failed a couple of times as well. Like I said it has the main regulator, why do I need this second regulator on the one tank?

I see no reason to keep it so My question is is it necessary?

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Old 07-31-2017, 10:24 AM   #2
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The regulator in the second cylinder side is to lower the pressure from LP vapor pressure (~175 PSIG @ 100ºF) to about 10 psi, so that high pressure isn't running through 10' of rubber hose from one side to the other.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Probably should keep it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:40 AM   #4
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stopped using the second regulator 2years ago.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:52 AM   #5
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It is a legal requirement (DOT ??) because of the rubber line and the length of the line pressure etc.

I had problems with mine, and it turned out to be the check valve on the passenger side main regulator. Hose comes across and goes into a check valve. you can remove check valve, just have to turn off both bottles if you remove the driver side bottle.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:01 AM   #6
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The issue with it is that propane can condense in the cross over hose and when you close the valves on both tanks the pressure can build to bursting pressure of hose. The Regulator is put there to keep it below the condense pressure so no liquid can accumulate in the hose. Mine is a 18lb regulator if they use the wrong one it will fail they have several that look just like this one just make sure they are using the right one. also make sure it is installed in the right direction.
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