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Old 08-03-2006, 12:53 AM   #29
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hello troubleskeep,

I can go out and flip the little black lever when the guage reads red,open the
other cylinder or tank rather and all continues to work .The gauge goes green
,I have not had the fridge shutdown ,maybe it happened just as I went to look at the gauge,and flipped it in time .I keep the fridge on the full tank
and shut both off if taking one tank to be filled ,can't say if left on as
66 over says it would leak ,lever switched to full tank.Not sure ,Im gonna
check out the fischer ,it may be all together as in no lever to switch and both
tanks are open ,that would be ok ,I would not have to worry about running out of the one tank and flipping to the other tank. Ill see whats up.

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Old 08-03-2006, 12:58 AM   #30
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troubleskeep ,

sorry there I see what you really were saying ,musta read it too quickly.
Yes ,you would have to shut everything off it seems to service the empty
tank ,either type of regulator ,I believe the marshall I have now is that way,
some leakage as you said.I just keep em both full I would say ,somthing seems goofy if you flip the lever and it leaks to the open side (tank removed)
keep em full .

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Old 08-03-2006, 08:12 AM   #31
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My Marshall automatic changeover regulator does switch to the full tank once the other tank is empty. The indicator goes to red.
Both valves have to be open, of course. I have to open them very slowly, otherwise the hoses will shut off the flow of gas because they have a safety feature built in, preventing excess flow.
When I move the lever to point to the full tank, the indicator goes to green, and I can remove the empty tank to be refilled. I have not noticed any propane leaking at that point.
The whole idea of the automatic changeover regulator is to ensurea nuniterrupted propane supply to the LP system.
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:07 AM   #32
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One other feature of the auto-change regulator that most folks don't realize is that once it changes over to the reserve tank, it also limits the LP flow to a percentage of what it was for the original tank. The percentage depends on the brand. I guess that this is a way of 'reminding' you that the change has taken place (other than looking at the indicator) and that you have to manually change the setting to the reserve tank, thus making it the primary tank and allowing you to remove the empty to get it re-filled.
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:35 PM   #33
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hello troubleskeep,

I can go out and flip the little black lever when the guage reads red,open the
other cylinder or tank rather and all continues to work .The gauge goes green
,I have not had the fridge shutdown ,maybe it happened just as I went to look at the gauge,and flipped it in time .I keep the fridge on the full tank
and shut both off if taking one tank to be filled ,can't say if left on as
66 over says it would leak ,lever switched to full tank.Not sure ,Im gonna
check out the fischer ,it may be all together as in no lever to switch and both
tanks are open ,that would be ok ,I would not have to worry about running out of the one tank and flipping to the other tank. Ill see whats up.

Scott
The original Fischer LPG regulator is no longer available.

Last year we bought all we could find, and they have been gone for months.

The new style regulator, comes with a bracket and two hoses. The regulator is made by Marshall Gas and is model # 250.

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:06 PM   #34
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So then that means the inland parts catolouge is wrong ?It shows it in
the online store for 195 dollars.

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Old 08-04-2006, 10:42 PM   #35
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The new style regulator, comes with a bracket and two hoses. The regulator is made by Marshall Gas and is model # 250.

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This assembly is exactly what I pieced together from a local RV part place. All that appears to be missing is the Low Pressure hose, for which different lengths may be necessary for different trailers. Of course some may need to modify the bracket slightly to fit their trailer as I did.

I believe that this assembly is available under a Airstream part number from any Airstream dealer. This setup certainly seems to be the way to go now.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:37 AM   #36
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So then that means the inland parts catolouge is wrong ?It shows it in
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OOPS.

We forgot to delete that item.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Just got done installing a Marshall Auto changeover. Took about 10 min. got it from King's Supply. This is a really nice feature because I live in my trailer most of the time. Building a new home.

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Joe,

Just replaced a leaking Mod#250 on my 1995, mine was leaking at the clear view cap on top.

Followed your step-by-step, thanks, karma out to ya!

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Just needing to know that once I turn off the gas and remove the lines from the tank I can just start unscrewing the lines?What do I need to do to take it off the right away so I dont make a flame thrower out of one of those little hoses and take my eyebrows off?
I have a leak in my regulator and I want to fix it tomorrow if possible.Thanks everyone.
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Devo - There will be a small amount of gas in the lines as you disconnect them, less for you if your regulator leaks. As long as you don't have an open flame you should be fine. Just make sure the tanks are off.
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Just needing to know that once I turn off the gas and remove the lines from the tank I can just start unscrewing the lines?What do I need to do to take it off the right away so I dont make a flame thrower out of one of those little hoses and take my eyebrows off?
I have a leak in my regulator and I want to fix it tomorrow if possible.Thanks everyone.
Just to be safe, after shutting off the LP at both bottles, I light a stove burner and let it burn all of the gas from the lines before disconnecting any lines downstream of the regulator. If not, you will allow all gas in the lines to escape where ever you make the disconnect. If a flame or spark is present, I am guessing that you might create that flame thrower you worry about.

If you disconnect both LP bottles, the excess gas might escape out of the fitting at whichever gas bottle the automatic changeover regualtor is pointing to, so then disconnecting any line after the regulator might be safe, but why take a chance. I use this procedure:

1. Turn off the LP at both bottles.
2. Light a stove burner to use up all gas in the lines.
3. When the stove burner goes out, disconnect the LP bottles.
4. Start working on other parts of the LP system.

Mind you, I am not a mechanic, so take my advice as only the opinion of a safety conscious Airstreamer. Use good sense and if you don't feel comfortable doing something, take it to a professional. Good Luck.
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