Questions tagged [propane]

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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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Propane heater pilot goes out

We have a free standing propane heater fireplace which is not vented. When the flame turns off due to reaching the desired temperature there is a loud clicking sound and then the pilot also shuts off. ...
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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:   ...
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Running two LP heaters

recently ripped out the old oil furnace that was proving to be more trouble than its worth to fix ; and went and got a 30K BTU heater, BUT its only warming up one side of the house, I plan on getting ...
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Dual propane tank equalization

I recently had a second 80 gallon propane tank installed so that I would have extended run time for my 9Kw whole house generator. The second tank is connected to the first tank and to my generator, ...
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Is it normal to smell gas near a gas range?

I recently extended our LP gas line to the kitchen so I could install a gas range. Since I'm technically not a qualified professional, I had the gas company come and test the line for leaks. There was ...
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Pipe Dope (or Tape) on a Propane Cooktop

I have a Koblenz propane cooktop in my cabin and it recently developed a gas leak. Here's a video of my soap test https://youtu.be/uhKAhUsWaUY. The manufacturer says I should use pipe dope (or tape) ...
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Holes in gas grill burner replacement constitute a leak?

The burner rusted out in my gas grill so I purchased a replacement - a universal burner that was approximately the same size. It was easy to assemble and install. However, the ends of the gas tubes ...
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What type of hose do I need for Propane dryer?

I converted my gas dryer over to propane, but I am trying to find out if I can use my older gas line or what type of propane line do I need to buy?
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BBQ: Add Propane Connection with Y Connector

I live in Western Europe, where there are two common types of gas cylinders for BBQs: butane and propane. I have a BBQ (second hand) that came with a butane bottle and regulator of 28 mbar. The BBQ is ...
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Is URD #4 Appropriate for 100ft run for generator hookup?

I have a remote cabin with grid electric, and I have installed a generator interlock on the panel, and a 60A input breaker. My generator is a DeWalt DXGNR7000. I am contemplating using 4/4/4/4 ...
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Is it safe to run a propane appliance from a portable propane cylinder?

I want to install a small propane range/stove in my cabin, but don't want the hassle & expense of a giant propane tank in the yard. With the understanding that I use a regulator and the lines have ...
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Is my propane company lying to me?

I had my propane company come to install a Tankless water heater & dryer. They changed the regulator at the tanks but didn't get a perfect flare so that junction had a very small leak. 2 months ...
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Propane - Putting liquid propane in a vapor canister?

I want to get a flame-weeder, but it runs off vapor propane. The tank it comes with has a vapor valve - whatever that means. Can I go get my propane tank filled up with any propane, or do I have to ...
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How do I go from 1 copper propane line to 5 propane lines? Do they make a splitter like cable tv does? [closed]

Do they make a copper propane line splitter like cable tv. I nee to go from 1 line to 5
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Propane fireplace lights up, but turns off after 5-20 minutes

I have an Insta-Flame HE 20 propane fireplace. It's probably 25 years old. No thermostat that I know of. The pilot light is lit no problem. I turn it on and it lights up good, but it always turns ...
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Check if propane gas tank is almost empty?

We have a 100-lb propane gas tank that we use for our gas stove. We never know if the tank's almost empty, and I always wonder if we're changing it too soon. Is there an accessory that I can add to ...
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Lennox HE propane furnace

I have a Lennox HE propane furnace in the cottage that is set to 41 degrees when we are not there. We head up most weekends and when we get their I boost the temp to 65 deg and get a fire going in the ...
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Why does my propane oven emit a chemical smell when in use?

We have a propane cook stove. Have been using it for several years. Lately we are getting a very strong unpleasant odor when using the oven. Difficult to compare the smell to anything, but not ...
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LPG tank leaking even when valve is closed

I have two LPG cylinders, the first one is 2 years old and the second is brand new. When I hook either one or the other to my BBQ they leak even when the valve is closed. Do you believe my BBQ ...
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Propane Gas Safety

After sealing the propane gas supply line pipe threads, what is a safe wait time before using a propane clothes dryer?
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Whistling sound coming from water heater

A few weeks ago my Navien on demand water heater started a high pitched whistling sound ONLY when the hot water is turned on in large amounts. This is propane fueled. For example, if I turn the hot ...
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Is it necessary to protect a (half full) propane tank from freezing temperatures?

The title line says it all. I know um.. empirically that it's ok, but I'd like to hear a confirmation of safety and/or a more extensive empirical experiment. The tank in question is a BBQ tank ...
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Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out

I have a Charmglow 300TQ unvented gas fireplace. It worked beautifully until I had the 100 lb bottled gas tank refilled three days ago. I am now having two problems, which I imagine are related: 1) ...
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Do non-refillable gas cartridges have an expiration date? [closed]

Does anyone know if non-refillable cartriges of butane or propane have an expiration date? If so, what part from them goes bad?
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How come gas burners don't melt? [closed]

A gas burner (torch) that burns mapp gas is advertised to have a flame temperature of 2900 C. Steel melts at 1300 C. Gas burner tips are made of steel. How come they don't melt?
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Propane tank to air tank conversion

I got a new and empty big propane tank from a neighbour (he works at the propane distribution in the city) and I wanted to convert it to an air tank. I know even thought it looks like it, the tanks ...
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Bernzomatic propane torch won't light properly

I have a Bernzomatic propane torch, #UL2317. It stopped working in the middle of a job. I tried a new tank but have the same problem. It makes a hissing sound when I turn the knob and I can get a ...
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replace 250 lb propane tank with smaller tanks in parrallel

Can I replace one 250 lb propane tank with four 50 lb tanks in parallel. The tank supplies a hot water heater and occasionally a fireplace. I can save quite a bit by taking the smaller tanks in to ...
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Short run of propane to stove and tankless WH

I have a small stove with a propane conversion kit and a 3gpm propane tankless water heater. This is for a small MIL suite ~650 sqft. Both the stove and the water heater are on the same exterior wall, ...
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Gas fireplace won't run/turns off when fan switch is in the ON position

So I have a gas fireplace that originally didn't have a fan installed. And this issue occurs whether or not the fan is connected or not. The issue is that whenever the fan switch is placed in the on ...
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Underground Propane line to fire pit

I'm building a propane fire pit in my backyard patio with a pea stone surface. I want to have the LP tank located 12 feet away from the fire, and I don't want to trip over the line. What can I do ...
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Building a deck - can I extend the side wall vent of my propane furnace underneath it?

I'm building a low deck outside of my house, and the vent wouldn't have a 1ft clearance. Deck extends about 7ft out from the house. Would it cause any problems if I were to extend the vent's 2inch ...
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What's the deal with propane fittings?

I'm going to be removing the regulator off a grill to use with my RV since the port the gas will be coming from is already low pressure. As I search for fittings, will any brass-like fitting be ...
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Can I use my 40 pound propane tank for my cooktop?

I installed a propane cooktop, had the local propane company install a propane tank and outside. turns out we do not use very much propane for cooking but they charge us a lot in rental and mandatory ...
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Why won't propane come out of my nearly-new propane tank?

I bought a new propane tank (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomatic-20-lb-Empty-Propane-Tank-309791/202034840) and had it filled up, then used it on two separate days to fuel a weed burner torch. ...
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Gas to propane conversion in old stove

How do I go about converting this antique gas stove to run on propane? Is it possible?
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How to fill a 20lb BBQ Propane tank with LPG?

LPG filling stations fit forklift tank filler valve threads (1-3/4 ACME) not standard 20lb BBQ tanks threads. The 20lb BBQ threads are male 1-5/16″ ACME (OPD) threads, however most adaptors fit on the ...
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Why would a patio heater slowly die out over time?

I have a propane patio heater similar to this one... I have an issue where the flame will slowly die down over a period of time. Let's say within 30 minutes it goes from full flame to something that ...