Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 86
Send a message via Yahoo to dhe9
propane regulator

hello,

wondering if there is a way to increase the flow of propane by way of the regulator? my flame on the stove seems to be low on all three burners.

thanks,
david
socal
__________________

__________________
'03 19' bambi
2011 CTD DIESEL
SEMPER FI
RETIRED USMC
dhe9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,810
Images: 12
Unless you are sure the regular is not providing the 11 ins. of water column it is designed for don't attempt to just change it as it will effect the refg.

Make sure the piping is not kinked, that there is not an oil trap at a low point in the piping, and that there is an adjuster at the stove itself.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Alwhisman's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 7.3 Metre
Dayton , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 313
Images: 94
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via Yahoo to Alwhisman
You may also have a shutoff valve under the belly. I'd lay odds the regulator is fine if the other appliances work okay.
__________________
Alwhisman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Make up a simple gas pressure gauge with a tube and a 18 inch vase. Connect flex PVC tube to nozzle on the stove (once you have removed the cast burner) and immerse in water. Turn on that burner. observe bubbles of gas. It should stop bubbling after in is inserted 11 inches into the water. If it stops bubbling at less than 8 inches, your regulator is broke or needs adjustment.
__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
I didn't know about Dwightdi's little trick but here is another almost as simple. Take about 6 feet of clear tubing and a board about 24" long. Attach the tubing to the board in a long U shape. Fill the tube half full with water and attach one end to the gas supply. Measure the difference in height, which is called water column, between the pressurized end and the open end. Should be about 11 inches. By the way what you made is called a manometer.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
propane regulator advice needed goransons LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 34 10-31-2017 07:13 PM
regulator adjustment/propane gas cd41h LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 2 05-30-2009 01:40 PM
Paint color for propane regulator jhansen1949 Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 1 05-19-2009 11:36 PM
Propane Regulator mounting? mimiandrews LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 18 03-07-2009 11:10 AM
Can a propane generator freeze the regulator? richschafer LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 4 07-10-2007 06:33 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.