Questions tagged [propane]

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Hooking up generator to house propane supply

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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Pilot light won't stay lit on propane furnace. Thermalcouple 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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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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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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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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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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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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Bradford White Water Heater Loud Noise (No vibratrion; Exhaust sound)

Tonight our hot water heater starter making a loud noise that sounded like gas escaping from the bottom of the unit. I've provided a video for reference. I'm an amateur when it comes to this stuff, so ...
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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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Why would a patio heater slowly die out over time?

I have a propane (not LP) patio heater similar to this one... using a 20-lb. propane tank... I have an issue where the flame will slowly die down over a period of time. Let's say within 30 minutes ...
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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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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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What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?

I need to buy ~25' of copper pipe to fix our badly kinked stove line. It looks similar to (but worse than) this pic: I won't be able to measure the pipe for a couple days and the guy at Lowes wasn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?

First off, I changed the Natural Gas orifice to a factory ordered LP orifice, I am not just trying to hook up a LP line to a natural gas dryer without setting the dryer up correctly for LP. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I convert a ventless propane fireplace to natural gas?

I just bought a property and it has a passthrough, ventless fireplace that runs on propane. I've not hooked up propane to the house, and the natural gas company says they'll hook me up for free. ...
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If my regular propane tank for the house runs out, can I use a BBQ tank as a temporary fix?

If my regular propane tank for the house runs out can I use a BBQ tank as a temporary fix? What will I need to do this?
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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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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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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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Connecting gas logs to small propane tank

I'd like to install some propane-gas based logs in my fireplace to use as an auxiliary heat source this winter. Mainly for when the power goes out (I have electric heat pump), or for very cold ...