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  • Propane regulator

    I Need a low pressure propane regulator with a 1" ips outlet, i havent run propane much so please excuse my ignorance so.... is there such an animal?

  • #2
    Re: Propane regulator

    fyi this is off a 500lb tank to feed a stove and a tankless, i was planning to run a 1" BI run from the tank to the stove, hook the existing 3/8" copper to the iron at a tee and continue the run in 3/4" right to the tankless

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    • #3
      Re: Propane regulator

      BTW, does anyone think the gas company will do this? Is it worth asking them to upsize the regulator?

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      • #4
        Re: Propane regulator

        Where I am they would. But I know the local lp owner personally. Wouldn't hurt to call.

        Adam would be one of the people I would ask about gas installations.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Propane regulator

          Might be a good read.

          http://www.propane101.com/regulators.htm

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: Propane regulator

            I would imagine that a tank that size has a regulator that can flow more btu's than you need. just cause you ran 1" doesn't mean the regulator & pigtail has to be 1" also.It can have a 1/4" inlet & 1/2" outlet and be rated at 700,000 btu (rinnai is @200,000 and a stove @ 65,000.
            1/2" pipe x 10' long can supply 275,000 btu's. personally I increase immediately after the regulator to the line size.
            Bryan

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            • #7
              Re: Propane regulator

              there are a number of regulators made by RegO section A of the catalog,
              I noted one with a 1.25" out A 16, and one a few pages later with a 1" A18
              http://www.regoproducts.com/PDFs/L-500.pdf

              another of there catalogs with the regulators in it,
              http://www.regoproducts.com/PDFs/L-1...eb_Version.pdf

              a service manual a lot of info,
              http://www.regoproducts.com/PDFs/LP-...ans_Manual.pdf

              depending on the draw rate out of the tank your tank may need to be larger than average if you have a high draw rate, as the propane evaporates it cools and can cool it self to the point that it will not vaporize adequately for the appliance or the need. so there is a balancing act of the vapor draw and the tank size, (and the cooler the ambient temps are the more the problem is).

              many new applications use a two stage system of a
              I will call it a medium pressure and then a low pressure regulator at the or near the appliance but outside of the building,

              Propane also is usually a higher pressure than NG, and the BTU is different as well, so one will have to have a propane conversion jets and possibly some parts for the valve or internal regulator, also make sure the appliance is rated for use with propane.
              Last edited by BHD; 10-27-2009, 12:11 AM.
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              • #8
                Re: Propane regulator

                just came from a job that uses propane to supply a grain dryer that puts out 72,000,000 btu's yes, 72 million btu's.

                pictures to come

                farmer rick
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: Propane regulator

                  good god 500LB tank would last @ 10 minutes?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Propane regulator

                    over 700 gallons an hour. it uses close to 1 million btu's just for the vaporizer.

                    pictures to come.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: Propane regulator

                      Stop teasing us, Rick!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Propane regulator

                        guess I for got, to post the link to RegO distributors,
                        http://www.regoproducts.com/Distributors/dist_us.htm
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                        "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
                        attributed to Samuel Johnson
                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to recent budget cuts, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil...plus the current state of the economy............the light at the end of the tunnel, has been turned off.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Propane regulator

                          here is a tease of the burner. at least 10' x 10'

                          rick.



                          taken while standing inside the dryer.
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                          Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 10-27-2009, 11:32 AM.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Propane regulator

                            Here is what I use... In Oklahoma I have to carry a seperate LP gas installers license.

                            http://s3.pexsupply.com/manuals/1249...EN_03.2008.pdf

                            Get the seperate vent limiting device so you can avoid a seperate valve vent line on an indoor install and 2 psi or less.

                            Bill

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                            • #15
                              Re: Propane regulator

                              looks like a cremator

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