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Old 05-31-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Curb Side Tank Not Working

Whenever I switch over to the curb side propane tank the regulator would show empty even though the tank was full. To check and see if it was the tank or the regulator I switched the tank out with another full one. Same result so the regulator must be bad, doesn't register that there is a full tank there. I'll pick up a new regulator tomorrow and swap it out...


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Old 05-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Once in a while, you run across a regulator that does not like the somewhat more sudden whosh of pressure it gets from an OPD-equipped cylinder and shuts down. The work-around is to connect the cylinder, then very slowly make that first half-turn of the valve on the cylinder, allowing pressure to build up against the regulator more slowly.

Try it in the morning before you run out to purchase a new regulator. If it works, great. If not, then, well, no money and very little time spent, and you go buy the new regulator.


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Old 05-31-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Almost 20 year old regulators are about ready to be replaced in any event. Yes, I have used 35 year old ones, but should not have trusted them.
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Regulaters. Anybody have a brand to recommend?
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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Marshall Brass has been building them for years, there are cheaper ones out there like Camco.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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I replaced the regulator first day on our trip along with the hoses. Now it works like a charm. Also, that faint propane smell that I thought I would smell when I lifted the tank cover is gone. Easy repair and I am glad to have this one off my check list.

Of course as with every outing you find new things. This time is a broken drawer slide in the kitchen and the black tank didn't want to drain.

I got the tank to drain by performing an onsite flexible sigmoidoscopy with a hose and reasonably high pressure water. It was either the brand of toilet paper we bought or there is a dried up mountain from the previous owners... I am leaning towards the toilet paper we bought though because any that came out seemed to be reasonably intact so I am thinking it wasn't dissolving as well as it should. I'll do the ice cubes and vinegar trick next time we go out to scrape the tank clean.

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