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Post by Chico on Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:39 pm

How often should they be replaced? Or should folks just wait until they do not work properly? How can you tell if they are not working properly? What is a ball park figure on the cost of a new one? I know. Lots of questions, but this is a new situation for me. Thanks for any help. chico

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Post by ferret on Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:44 pm

If you're talking about the regulator on your main propane gas tank, then it doesn't cost much at all (can't remember exact cost but I recall it being a pittance.
Don't wait. Get it done before it fails.
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Post by hockables on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Chico wrote:How often should they be replaced? Or should folks just wait until they do not work properly? How can you tell if they are not working properly? What is a ball park figure on the cost of a new one? I know. Lots of questions, but this is a new situation for me. Thanks for any help. chico

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Try not to worry the small stuff like cost, etc...
First we have to establish if you have a leak...
Safety First...
Make sure all people, dogs, cats, birds, rats, lizards, etc are a safe distance....
Get out your lighter and test for Gas...

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Post by ferret on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:16 pm

Toooo funny Hocks!
He would be able to smell it if there was a leak.
Usually, the flames on your stove burners will become very small if the regulator is going. Of course, if the burners haven't been taken apart and cleaned in a while it will give you the same problem...flame should be blue.
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Post by seisdedos on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:24 pm

hockables wrote:

Try not to worry the small stuff like cost, etc...
First we have to establish if you have a leak...
Safety First...
Make sure all people, dogs, cats, birds, rats, lizards, etc are a safe distance....
Get out your lighter and test for Gas...

Yer Welcome

Remember, to test it properly make sure the tank is full.
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Post by viajero on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:38 pm

seisdedos wrote:
hockables wrote:

Try not to worry the small stuff like cost, etc...
First we have to establish if you have a leak...
Safety First...
Make sure all people, dogs, cats, birds, rats, lizards, etc are a safe distance....
Get out your lighter and test for Gas...

Yer Welcome

Remember, to test it properly make sure the tank is full.
You two are too much.. jajaja.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:32 am

All kidding aside, even when one thinks the propane tank is empty it will still contain at least one atmosphere of gas and is extremely dangerous. Don't try to change the regulator on your own. This is a job for a professional.
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Post by hueco_negro on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:47 am

Use a soapy sponge and drip the soapy foam over any connections you want to test for leaks.

Don't fixed tanks have a valve that can be closed before changing the regulator? I have two smaller tanks and my regulator is dual chamber but those tanks have valves. I had to change it once cause the old one stopped working to switch tanks, but it never leaked. Seems like the single chamber ones, found of fixed tanks or the small portable ones. will last forever. I've seen some on fixed tanks that look like they been around since Cortez hit the shores of Veracruz.
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Post by hueco_negro on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:53 am

BTW if you're not comfortable doing this yourself I think you can get the Z Gas guys who deliver, or whatever company you use, to do it for you. I think they have all the parts and tools to do the job in the truck, and they should be able to tell you if the old one needs to be replaced.
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Post by Chico on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:55 pm

hockables wrote:
Chico wrote:How often should they be replaced? Or should folks just wait until they do not work properly? How can you tell if they are not working properly? What is a ball park figure on the cost of a new one? I know. Lots of questions, but this is a new situation for me. Thanks for any help. chico

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Try not to worry the small stuff like cost, etc...
First we have to establish if you have a leak...
Safety First...
Make sure all people, dogs, cats, birds, rats, lizards, etc are a safe distance....
Get out your lighter and test for Gas...

Yer Welcome

You really need to do standup down here. How much will you pay audience members to attend? chico

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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:28 am

Propane and natural gas have a odor put in them. Take your nose and
smell all around the regulator and such. No smell no leak. Soapy water
works for the really small leaks. The smell is the same as the gas and
water trucks around here that burn propane. You know the smell as
they pass. Thats what you would smell if you have a leak. You can
tests for leaks but learn the smell first.

Z

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:33 am

Smells like rotten eggs..............
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