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long outdoor propane distribution for 300kbtu/hr load

When outdoors and distributing propane (with pipe underground) to 300kbtu outdoor appliance (a water heater) is a pressure regulator typically installed at the tank and also at the appliance? Or can ...
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Does short CSST line off of copper need to be grounded to main panel?

The LP gas in my house runs through soft copper tubing. I am adding a gas range and have a chunk of CSST left from adding heat to an outbuilding. If I tap into the copper and run CSST to the range (...
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Understanding the risks surrounding empty tanks & containers (propane, natural gas, septic, etc.)

In a quickly upvoted comment to this answer regarding propane tanks, community member crip659 wrote: I would change "any level" to ever contained. Empty containers can be as bad(deadly) as ...
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Can I safely refinish 250 gallon propane tank?

We have a leased 250-gallon propane tank that has a bad and mildewed paint job. The tank owner says it's OK to paint it, but we'd like to strip the several layers of old paint first. It's nearly full ...
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Installing Pilot Assy in Majestic DVR33 P

A couple of years ago I had a repair person take a look at my Majestic fireplace because it was shutting off after a couple of minutes. His opinion was that something in the exhaust was being blocked ...
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Propane fireplace won’t light

I have a propane fireplace I haven’t used in about 2 years. We just had the propane tanks filled, the valves on the tank are open. Also the valve on propane line coming into the house is in the on ...
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Does the arm that connects a camp stove to a 1 lb. propane canister have an appropriate regulator for a 20 lb tank?

I am trying to connect a 20 lb. propane tank to a small camp stove, one intended to operate with a 1 lb. canister of propane. I purchased a 4' hose that is purportedly "designed to connect a 20 ...
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How to mate propane regulator to ozark trail camp stove

I have a 20 lb. propane tank, a low pressure regulator hose, and an Ozark Trail camp stove. I tried to set it up today and found that the end of the regulator hose did not mate with the stove. It ...
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The cooktop, when it's lit, smells of mercapatan when the 500 gal propane tank is refilled

When my propane tank is refilled the cooktop smells of mercapatan, only when the burner is lit. After awhile of using the propane over weeks the smell becomes sporadic, and now that it's 1/3 full ...
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Gas stove do i need to convert it? Are flames normal

I just bout a used gas stove. They used it with natural gas I need it for propane. I thought it was fine but it smells like gas the first time I started it and there was flames coming out the bottom ...
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Can I use a 20 lb propane tank to run my propane water heater and do I need a regulator on the tank? [duplicate]

I’m trying to hook up a 20 lb. propane tank to my propane water heater. Will it work temporarily?
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Gas Line Static Pressure Loss in New Construction

Had LP gas lines installed in new construction build. Everything is capped. At the outside of the house where a regulator will go in the future they installed a pressure gauge and charged the gas ...
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Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. No pilot light on unit, has internal fan

Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. Unit is enclosed propane burner, with mantel. There's an internal fan and no pilot light on unit, but has thermocouple. ...
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Underground propane supply line

I have a 500gal propane tank for my house that sits off the house a little. It appears that the original supply line from the tank to the house is 3/8”ID copper that I need to replace. From regulator ...
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Cannot remove regulator from Weber propane grill

I just posted a question about resetting the regulator on my Weber Genesis II propane grill here. There is no gas flow and I am unable to reset the regulator. My next idea was to just replace the ...
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Total gas flow stoppage in Weber Propane grill

We have a Weber Genesis II propane gas grill where suddenly, there is no gas flow at all. My wife was grilling when the tank (standard 20lb) ran out. She connected another talk and continued cooking. ...
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Is a cover a good idea for keeping a large outdoor propane tank cool?

I live in a state where the temps are starting to climb each summer, last year breaking 118°F in my city. The large propane tank I have for my house says to not exceed 120 and I read that pressure can ...
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Replacing gas range in an old house with copper propane (LP) gas line

I'm facing a dilemma of replacing a gas range in a relatively old (30 years) house that is using LP gas (external tanks). The gas lines are copper and haven't changed since the original construction. ...
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Is it safe to detach and reattach this propane hose with a household wrench?

I'm wondering if it would be safe to use a household wrench to detach (and reattach) this propane hose at the coupling indicated by the yellow arrow if I've shut off the gas supply at the propane tank ...
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How can I connect a GE LP clothes dryer to a portable LP tank?

I have been looking for an adapter that allows me to hook a (20 lb. tank) up to my converted GE dryer for over a year (model GTDP350GM1WS). However, I simply can not find one that goes from the ...
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Wiring thermostat for gas fireplace correctly

Good day, I'm attempting to wire a Skytech SKY-1001 TH thermostat to a Jotul GF 400 BV propane fireplace. I thought this would be an easy plug-and-play job but so far it has not been. With the ...
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Easiest way to test propane fireplace and tank before sale?

I want to sell a freestanding propane fireplace that came with the house I bought. I'll be replacing it with a wood-burning insert, and the house uses electric heat otherwise, no other propane used. I ...
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Propane vs electric water heater energy cost

My calculations tell me that propane water heater should be an economical alternative to an electric water heater. But, looking at Energuide labels of comparable water heater, I seem to be wrong. ...
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How should I bond my CSST given my gas entry distant from my electrical entry?

I live in VA and used 3/4" CSST to run 5ft from LP Tank up the inside of the wall to the first floor's floor joists, then switch to 3/4" black pipe to run 72 inches to the kitchen where the ...
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Fireplace intermittently making noise when turned on

My tenant just moved out and I went to do the walkthrough on the home. My propane fireplace behaves one of two ways at startup: Normally: takes 5-10 seconds to start and then works as usual. When I ...
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3x 100 gallon propane tank on 3 family building

I'm a new owner of a 3 family apartment building with 3 100 gallon propane tanks for heating and hot water for each unit. All 3 units have Navien tankless hot water heaters. I'm thinking about getting ...
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Why does my pilot light on my propane wall heater get really small and after about 5 seconds goes out when I turn the setting up to a 3 or so?

Why does my pilot light get really low and after about 5-10 seconds go out when I turn the dial or setting up to about a 3 depending on how cold it is? I can turn it back down to a lower setting and ...
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Adding hookups for Propane Grill & Portable Generator

I have a 400 gal. propane tank buried in the yard that serves the house furnace & hwh. According to our propane supplier, the 1st stage regulator at the tank outputs 10psi. From the tank, it runs ...
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How to heat treat the back of a moving truck to kill bed bugs [closed]

I'm moving. My current place has bed bugs. I don't want to bring them to my new place. Chemicals take months to kill bed bugs. Heat treatment takes hours. If I rent a box truck from U-Haul and ...
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Thermador Pro Harmony PRG305WH/04 oven not heating properly

I have a Thermador Pro Harmony range (PRG305WH/04) that's just about one year old. The oven takes an extraordinarily long time to preheat and exhibits some other odd behavior as well. The worst of the ...
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how to make custom propane fitting

I have a camp chef I'm installing in my teardrop and it came with a regulator but I don't need that since the 20# tank already has a regulator. I need to install a 90 degree fitting so it will point ...
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Rinnai R85 - no power no propane?

We have an Rinnai R85, suddenly no power. We do have 120 voltage at unit terminals and both fuses good. We ran out of propane as well. Would that have any impact, ie: if no fuel flows, power disabled??...
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External propane hose access method in outdoor kitchen

Building outdoor kitchen. Plan to hook up two gas tanks with regulator w/ auto-changeover to three devices via a 3 way splitter. Two appliances are built-ins connected internally (griddle, grill) ...
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troubleshooting liquid propane water heater, smelling gas

I'm renting a room at my friend's home. We smell gas when the water heater runs. We smell gas outside, near the exhaust but not at the tank or the pipes entering the building. Inside, we can't smell ...
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Propane emergency

My wife and I ran our 500 gallon propane tank out this week and it will be two weeks before we can get another delivery. Can I somehow hook up my house to a portable tank so we can take warm showers ? ...
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Is primary/secondary system the right setup for condensing boiler?

Recently we've just installed Lochinvar NKC199N by a local contractor here, using liquid propane. Since this is a condensing combi-boiler, I understand that it will be running up to 95% efficient when ...
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What are specs for pipe to install between two concrete slabs connecting a generator to a propane tank

I live in the desert outside Palm Desert in a rural flat area (everything is sand). I am adding a generator and a propane tank behind my house (15' from back of house). I am doing my own concrete for ...
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Can I run a propane generator under a house on stilts?

We live in a house on stilts. The height of stilts is about 14'-15'. It is all open air on every side. Is it safe to run the propane generator under the house?
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Connecting a 5 gallon BBQ propane tank to a larger 250 gallon tank

I need to keep my propane fired generator going during a power outage. My main supply tank is running low and I want to know if it’s possible to connect a smaller BBQ tank to the larger one to keep ...
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A natural gas water heater was used accidentally when propane was the gas source. Is the natural gas water heater damaged or if so, repairable?

A natural gas water heater was used accidentally for a few months when propane was the gas source. Is the natural gas water heater damaged or if so, repairable? Does propane gas burn hotter than ...
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New Goodman furnace installation won't light

I've installed a new Goodman furnace (96% efficient). I'm trying to test fire it with a 20 lb propane tank. The gas valve has had the propane conversion springs put into both the high and low fire ...
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Convert BBQ from tank to wall-mount valve

I have a normal propane BBQ with a 20lb tank and the standard regulator: I'm moving into a house with large propane tanks for the furnace, fireplace, range, and has a wall-mount valve for the BBQ ...
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LP converted dryer not heating - could low supply pressure be why?

I have had a stack washer dryer for 15 years. It stopped heating last week. I replaced the easy/cheap/likely first: thermistor, flame sensor, ignition coils Then I replaced the more expensive but ...
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Brand New Propane Range Not Boiling Water

So I have a new GE JGBS66REK4SS Gas Range, that has been converted to propane. I am currently running it off a BBQ cylinder with a single-stage regulator, until the propane company and plumber ...
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Is grounding required for new propane cooktop with new propane tank install

I want to replace an electric cooktop with a propane gas one. The cooktop will be placed next to an exterior wall and the propane tanks will be just on the other side of the wall. So, it will be a ...
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Propane vs. Natural Gas - Indoor Air Quality?

I've seen plenty of articles about gas stoves and the impact on indoor air quality. Specifically, there are reports of much higher CO2, NOx, PM 2.5 particulates, and formaldehyde, relative to electric ...
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Best way to connect my 3/8 propane grill to home natural gas? They’re different sizes [duplicate]

I’m having issues connect my 3/8propane grill QUICK CONNECT to my home QUICK CONNECT. I can’t find a adapter nor figure out the size of my home line off the house which is bigger. The serial number of ...
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LP starts to flow when attached to grill with tank valve closed

I have a new gas grill and when I attach the tank the gas starts to flow immediately without touching the valve on the tank, it is still closed. I have never owned a gas grill before so I'm in the ...
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Help with modified LP grill - how to take apart

I inherited this Williams Sonoma SGIR27lp grill, came with a house we moved in. It is modified, instead of the grille and burners on the top, there is just a large stone/granite (?) plate. I managed ...
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How can I connect two propane tanks together with a regulator?

I just bought a park model home and the large propane tank was removed. I bought 2 smaller tanks (30lbs each) and an auto change over regulator with two pigtails to attach to the 2 tanks. What do I ...
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