Questions tagged [propane]

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Propane and septic pipes

Is it safe to have a propane line (within a PVC conduit) cross a septic pipe (house to septic tank) underground?
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Can sewage smell be from water heater if water DOES NOT smell?

We bought a farm in 2019 and spent 2020 renovating the 1987 stick built house. We moved in November 2020. Since we have lived here there is an intermittent sewage/rotten egg smell from the basement ...
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My new Dyna-Glo heater won't stay consistently lit. How can I fix it?

The first time I installed this heater in a house it worked perfectly. It never went out unless we turned it off. Two months later I moved and installed it in my new house and now it either stays on ...
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How do I add a level gauge for 100 lb propane tank?

I just got this 100lb propane tank, and I also got this two stage regulator. I want to add a gauge so I can check the tank level, I only find gauges that convert POL LP Tank Valve to QCC1 and that's ...
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Adapter to interface camping propane tank like big grilling one

I have a propane torch that is made to go on a big grilling propane tank (like you get at the Home Depot). I don't have a tank like that and also where I will be using the torch it would be too big, ...
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Two Stage Propane Regulator with Splitter

I am building an addition, and I was hoping to run a new gas line into the addition directly from my propane tank to feed a new furnace and tankless water heater that will live in the addition. I am ...
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Hook up propane fire pit to house hook up

I have a valve on the supply line from a 250 gallon propane tank. I bought a propane fire pit/heater and I’m not sure how to connect the two. The fire pit is set up to screw on a portable propane tank ...
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LP fireplace: My pilot and burner both shut down

My Pleasant Hearth liquid propane fireplace (it's either 20k or 30k BTUs) is only a year old. I am using a 100 lb tank attached to a copper line (with a regulator, of course). I live in Maine, so the ...
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Dryer Fittings, Was NG, now LP, but Fitting on Back is Smaller than LP Flexpipe

I'm trying to find the right conversion for this last part. I've already converted the dryer internally, but on the back on the dryer is a male threading that measures 1/2inch across And the flexpipe ...
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How is propane stove thermostat supposed to work? [Quadrafire Grand Bay DV40]

The home we bought came with a propane stove, with markings Quadrafire Grand Bay DV40. The stove is connected with a simple two-wire (non-powered) bimetal thermostat switch. How is the thermostat ...
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HDPE water and gas pipe v. Gophers

I have an open trench and I might as well fill it with expensive plastic. I went by the local irrigation supply to get 1 inch HDPE water line and was told gophers eat that around here (south-central ...
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What regulator do I need for 500 gallon tank?

Just moved into a new house, the previous owner had a 500-gallon propane tank buried in the backyard. A gas contractor stopped by and said the tank is in full working order, however he doesn't do ...
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My fireplace works great till I put the ceramic logs in, then it shuts off including the pilot

My propane fireplace was shutting off after a few minutes, including the pilot light. I took all the logs out. The pilot stayed on. I lit it and it stayed on. I put the logs back in and it won't ...
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Propane tank sizes peddled by various local providers

At my house, the previous owner was a huge fan of propane. I've got gas lines running to the main floor fireplace, a basement fireplace, kitchen and the deck. All I ever use and have hooked up is the ...
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How to pipe a propane kitchen correctly

Just purchased a new house and found a great surprise, a 500-gallon propane tank buried in the backyard. Not sure how old it is, but it is holding gas, a gas contractor came out and checked and it ...
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Can you safely put a different size orifice on a gas stove burner?

While converting a gas stove to lp, I dropped the 5,000btu orifice into the stove top. I can't lift the lid without voiding the warranty on this brand new stove. Can I safely put a 9,500btu orifice in ...
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Is it normal to have an unsecured copper line coming off a propane tank?

Due to insurance purposes anything with gas or electricity I pay someone else to do. This 1000 gallon tank had new copper ran to our new generator. After they did the job I got to looking at it and ...
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Hooking up generator to house propane supply [closed]

I have a dual fuel generator which came with a 5' Lp gas hose and a regulator to fit a 20 Lb tank. The regulator is a: G2R150: Two stage Regulator Flow rate:150,000Btu/Hr Max. at 11"W.C. outlet ...
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Should my patio heater rod wobble?

I am talking about a patio heater which looks something like this Now, it is operationally all fine and I have had no issues for last two years. However, when I touch the pole that the heater is on, ...
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Can I use a 20 # propane tank to connect to existing gas line

NOT AS A MERELY TEMPORARY THING! I want to "permanently" hook up a much smaller (20 pound) propane tank to the already existing gas line that runs underground from the present large rented ...
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Can an SPST switch be used instead of a thermostat for a gas stove?

We have a gas stove that can be either on or off. It has two wires going to a thermostat that has more capability than the stove, such as control of non-existent air conditioning and fan. The wires ...
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Connect two LP-GAS High-Eff +95% Furnaces to one LP Tank

Connect two LP-GAS High-Eff +95% Furnaces to one LP Tank will reduce supplier refill to one location on House. Furnaces 100K BTU and 60K BTU. To reduce refill to one location (currently two tanks on ...
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How can I direct heat from a fire pit table?

I have a propane fire pit in the center of a table on our patio. Since the weather is still fairly chilly where we are, I was trying to think of something creative to channel the heat towards the 4 ...
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Propane appliances throwing orange flames suddenly and generator's back firing

So here's the deal: about 1.5 to 2 weeks ago, our generator started backfiring like crazy and our cookstove, water heater and heater are throwing yellow orange flames intermittently as well as ...
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Propane heater goes out at nite

O have a new propane wall heater in my new shop with a new low pressure reg. The heater works well during the day but when I go out at 8 am the heater is out pilot is out also. I live at 7030 feet, I ...
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POL fitting on a propane regulator -> pipe: what do I need / will it work?

I have an adjustable propane regulator that I plan to have up to 10 PSI maximum. It's got a POL fitting, and works fine on a regular barbecue tank. However, rather than connect to the tank directly, I ...
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Are we reading our propane tank wrong, or are we being overcharged?

We have a buried 1000 gal (3785 l) propane tank used for heating. When it was filled up recently the gauge went from about 49% to 88%. This would mean 490 gal to 880 gals, or an addition of 390 gals. ...
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Pilot light won't stay lit on propane furnace. Thermocouple replaced 2 months ago

I relit the pilot with no issues. The furnace ran fine for the remainder of the day. The following two days this continued to happen - pilot went out, relit it and it was fine. I was finally able to ...
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Propane heater steady runs ,, room temperature is 5-6 degrees below setting

Heater is running continually ,room temperature is like 68-70. Monitor is on 66 but air temperature reading is 61
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Could using an orifice for the wrong gas type damage a water heater?

Question...Over the past 18 months, after our home was built, we learned our two tankless water heaters have been running propane through a natural gas orifice. We discovered the issue after ...
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Should I convert my 4-stroke engines from regular gas to propane

I am planning on converting my portable-generator/lawn-mower/snow-blower from gas to propane. This was my analysis; could you please comment on the facts, analysis & conclusion? Am I on the right ...
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Connecting two thermostats in parallel to control old millivolt wall gas heater

Hello I have a very old propane wall heater on a vacation home. It is a "millivolt" type that does not require external power (no battery, no 24 VAC, no 110 VAC). It is a simple 2 wire system. No C ...
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propane Fireplace insert not working properly after I ran out of gas

Gas man filled my empty 100 gallon tank. Claimed there was a small leak. I told him that I did not turn anything off inside the fireplace when I ran out of gas. He red tagged the tank and fireplace....
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How do I fill my grill's propane tank from my house tank?

Anybody have a good method to transfer propane from the 500 gallon tank to the grill tank? Seems that the filling the grill tank costs about $4 a gallon but the 500 is $1.50. Whats the rig that ...
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Need help with Lennox MPD 35RPM propane fireplace

I moved into my current home in August of 2017. I tried looking into getting this thing up and running, but got frustrated and gave up. I still haven't, and want to give it another shot. This propane ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

I'm trying to install this GE gas range, so I attached everything and tightened all the nuts. Unfortunately, there's gas leaking at the base of the stove (where the flare connects to the stove). I ...
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Can I run a gas hot water heater on propane?

I have property where I am boon-docking an airstream. I've been looking into a passive solar hot water heater design, For the holding tank I was looking at using an old hot water heater, I found a ...
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Is MAPP gas actually hotter?

My hardware store sells both MAPP and propane torches. The MAPP torches claim to burn hotter. I was curious how much, so I took a look online. By this table, propane burns in air at 1967 C, while ...
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Propane BBQ flame too high

when I turn up the flame on my propane bbq, I start to get a hissing sound, like the pressure is too high. This started happening after cleaning around the burner. It happens on both sides so it’s not ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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connecting bulk propane to generator

I live in a rural area and have a ~125 gallon propane tank on a concrete slab that is serviced by a mobile propane delivery company. We use it for hot water, the gas range, and our forced air heating ...
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Installing propane tank to gas range with strange copper pipe

I am replacing a gas range and the gas line that was connected to the previous range doesn't fit into any of the fittings that came with the installation kit or directly into the range (which is how ...
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Can I keep my propane tank valve open?

I just bought a new Portable Fireplace and it can contain the propane tank inside it. I also bought some firestones to put in the fire area. The only problem with this is that if I want to turn on/off ...
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Least complex solution connecting 20lb propane tank to 1/2" male NPT through a twin-stage regulator

I have a furnace equipped with 1/2" pipe for gas supply. The protruding pipe is male npt. The 10KBtu wall furnace expects 11-13" w.c. Are there solutions out there that go from a 20lb propane tank on ...
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What's the right size pipe to buy for gas supply for this furnace?

I'm trying to figure out the right pipe to buy for a direct vent wall furnace. The instructions show 3/8 inch npt, and also say that the gas inlet is 1/2 inch. When I measure the gas inlet it appears ...
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Will zero pressure in a propane line cause a leak when the pressure returns

I read that the elimination of pressure in a propane line will destroy the pipe sealing compound at the treads, causing leaks. That is the reason a propane seller will require a leak test if the tank ...
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How to adjust 'frozen' venturi tube in stove?

We are installing a gas to propane conversion kit for a stove. We've changed the orifice (left brass part in photo) but we also need to adjust the position of the venturi tube (marked with arrow) - ...
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Propane wall furnace not firing

I have a propane wall furnance that is'nt firing, the thermostat is not appearing to trigger the unit. The pilot is fine and the thermostat is a simple unpowered one with mercury that appears to be in ...
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Gas Fireplace Turns off after heating up

I have a propane ventless gas log. It's a Rasmussen Chillbuster C1B. It has worked fine for 15 years. Now when I turn it on it burns for about 15 minutes and then cuts off. The pilot is still light ...
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I ran out of propane and now the water heater pilot light will not stay lit

I had run out of propane. Now that I have propane, I can’t get the pilot light to stay lit on my water heater, nor will it stay lit even long enough to light the burner. Click for larger view:   ...