Questions tagged [propane]

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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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use of a propane fire table under a porch overhang, that meets up with an awning

Is it safe to use my propane table under my covered overhang, that is than met by a large overhead canvas awning. Will it cause damage to my siding or ceiling?
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Switching propane bbq to natural gas

I have a small propane bbq. My last home had a propane tank for home use (mainly fireplace), so I had a line installed from the home tank to my deck so I could utilize the unlimited propane supply. I ...
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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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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 ...