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Old 08-30-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Propane Regulator Gasket ('72 AS)

Forgive me if this is a much discussed topic, I've searched the forum but was unable to find a result with the info I needed.

While out for the weekend, the gasket in our Fisher dual tank regulator gave up the ghost. Managed a short term repair with some rubber gasket material but suspect that this won't last forever...

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement gasket. Is this available? Is my rubber gasket a reasonable solution? Does propane eat at the stuff?

Sorry, don't know much about this kind of repair!

Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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The gasket material for propane and other hydrocarbon gases is special. I would suggest you google "fisher regulator gasket" and see what you get.
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In general, propane regulators are considered by their manufacturers to be "serviced as a unit," that is, non-repairable. It is for this reason that parts are not available.

In fact, many propane dealers will not, as a matter of policy, reinstall a used regulator -- on safety grounds -- even if it is working. Eventually the diaphragm fails leading to leakage, even if the gasket is sound.

In other than a museum-quality restoration where appearance is paramount it is my view that the regulator should be replaced.
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Thanks for the Google tip - tried but failedover the weekend to find what I needed.

Thanks for the second response as well, seems a waste but makes some sense in a litigious society!
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Thanks for the Google tip - tried but failedover the weekend to find what I needed.

Thanks for the second response as well, seems a waste but makes some sense in a litigious society!
My former neighbor, was a sales manager for Fischer.

They "NEVER" sold repair parts due to liability.

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