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Old 07-02-2016, 11:20 AM   #1
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High pressure to Low pressure cooktop

I have picked up a two burner cooktop which I intended to use outdoors. It's a high pressure model and I've found a propane hose with the proper quick connect fitting that's on the camper. I'm not surprised that the flame is extremely low and so have a question: In order to convert the stove to low pressure is it just a matter of changing out the orifice on each of the two burners? I've removed them and see that the holes are extremely small. Am thinking about safety above all. Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:47 AM   #2
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All you have to do is remove the regulator from your stove and get whatever you need to adapt to your new hose.

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I should have mentioned that it doesn't have it's own regulator, but runs off the camper pressure which is regulated at the propane bottles up front. This quick connect is set up for the outdoor grill.
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How many inch water column is your stove designed to operate on propane with? Is it, indeed, a propane cooktop, or was it designed for natural gas?

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How many inch water column is your stove designed to operate on propane with? Is it, indeed, a propane cooktop, or was it designed for natural gas?

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NAT GAS would have a larger orifice because of the lower btus .
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I have picked up a two burner cooktop which I intended to use outdoors. It's a high pressure model and I've found a propane hose with the proper quick connect fitting that's on the camper. I'm not surprised that the flame is extremely low and so have a question: In order to convert the stove to low pressure is it just a matter of changing out the orifice on each of the two burners? I've removed them and see that the holes are extremely small. Am thinking about safety above all. Thanks.

Not sure what is meant by high pressure model . most will have a WC of between 5 and 13 max inches for use . would not call even 13 inches of WC high pressure that's less then a puff . you sure the unit does not have it's own regulator ? if not you can increase the size of the orifices with a drill bit just don't over do it
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NAT GAS would have a larger orifice because of the lower btus .
How do we know what size the orifices are now? We have no idea what he is trying to do or what he is working with. I don't think he does, either.

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Old 07-02-2016, 01:18 PM   #8
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Low or high pressure propane

Stop at a full service propane supplier and get it straightened out correctly. It won't cost much and they can actually see what you have. I have been selling propane equipment for 30 years and from your comments you do not have the knowledge to be getting advice from a forum on this issue. About 2 minutes with a technician and you would have the knowledge you need. If your orifices need resizing they have the charts and orifice drills to do the job right.
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I have a high pressure outside stove and it has no regulator on the stove. To run the stove, I need a high pressure regulator, (the one on the camper is a low pressure one). To fix that, I put a Tee in the line with the high pressure regulator in front of the low pressure regulator. I routed the line from the high pressure regulator to the area where I wanted the connection to hook up a flexible line. I could not find a regulator with the correct pressure, 16 pounds, so I had to get an adjustable one.
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I have a high pressure outside stove and it has no regulator on the stove. To run the stove, I need a high pressure regulator, (the one on the camper is a low pressure one). To fix that, I put a Tee in the line with the high pressure regulator in front of the low pressure regulator. I routed the line from the high pressure regulator to the area where I wanted the connection to hook up a flexible line. I could not find a regulator with the correct pressure, 16 pounds, so I had to get an adjustable one.
16 pounds ? what you running a blast furnace ? 16 pounds is beyond believable . I've worked on boilers large enough to heat small hotels and they run at about 11 inches of wc , you could hardly blow out a candle with 11 inches of WC. 16 pounds is absurd you running a restaurant with a grill to serve a cow ? i think you need to rethink what stove you have and what your doing
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