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Old 11-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 11-05-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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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.

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You may also have a shutoff valve under the belly. I'd lay odds the regulator is fine if the other appliances work okay.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:33 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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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.
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