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Old 02-15-2023, 05:10 PM   #1
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Vintage Regulator

I pulled out a three burner Princess Camper stove (Model 100) out of a 1959 trailer years ago. It was working the day I pulled it out. It came with a green regulator Model 349H by Progressive Dynamic of Michigan. I am new at gas stoves so the question I have: Is this old regulator a high or low flow? I plan on attaching it to an 80 lb LP tank.

I wrote Progressive and they could not retrieve any info on such an old item but said any regulator, 2 or 1 stage, will work. That doesn't sound right. I would like information on which modern regulator could I use and steps to install it properly.

This Princess stove is not returning into a trailer but a cabin. Any and all information would be appreciated. I have done some research but got to start with the right regulator. Probably needs to be tested, too.

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Old 02-15-2023, 10:18 PM   #2
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9" wc = low
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Just want to be certain. WC = LOW is telling me low Flow. Ok but curious, what is 9" and what does wc represent?

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Flow and pressure are two different things. They do affect each other somewhat, but you can have high or low pressure and/or high or low flow.

You need a regulator which has an output at the proper pressure AND you need one which has the capacity to let enough gas flow through it so that you can run multiple devices at the same time.

Best advice I have is to visit a propane repair shop - a proper propane shop which does repairs, makes hoses, and sells parts such as regulators. Bring with you a list of everything which will be attached to the output of the tank and they can do the calculations to make sure the new regulator you get can provide the proper flow and keep the pressure at the correct level.

Otherwise, you need to do the math to make sure the flow and the pressure are correct for everything which will be fed by the regulator.
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WC is abbreviation for Water Column and itís measured In inches.

Darren does a good but a bit lengthy YouTube about measuring propane pressure here.

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There will not be any other units attached. Just the Princess stove. I have much to learn about Propane flow, pressure, adjusting and regulators. But...I will figure it out.
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