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Old 05-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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regulator adjustment/propane gas

I have a '88 Excella and cannot get the furnace working. I have replaced the mother board and the "sail" switch. The thermostat works fine. The burner came on and worked fine until I needed it. Someone told me to check the pressure on the regulator that it sometimes needs adjusting. I am not a trained tech and wonder how much I should tinker with that. Any suggestions? cd41h
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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The output of the regulator is measured in ounces of pressure, and finding a guage to measure that is going to be difficult at least. Most RV repair/service places will just replace the thing because they are not too expensive.

However, haveing said that, the pressure is easy to adjust. If you want to try it, I would suggest you first enlist a helper. Take the screw off plastic cap off the center of the regulator. It will be on the opposite side of the 3" +,- round thing, and under that cap you will see a stamped metal piece with a screwdriver slot in it. With your helper watching a full on burner on the stove top, slowly turn the stamped metal piece clockwise until you get a good flame on the stove. You shouldn't have to turn it more than a half turn. If it does not adjust, or does not adjust correctly, replace it.

I'm sure I will hear screams of protest here claiming you shouldn't be messing with a regulator, and if you feel that way, please don't mess with your regulator.

Oh, almost forgot...welcome to the forum.
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The output is measured in inches of water. A manometer is used to make the correct adjustment. Here is a link to a simple manometer you an make yourself.
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