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singe stage vs two stage regulator

Postby Shadow Catcher » Sat May 14, 2011 6:16 pm

One of the problems with the new trailer is that it came with out a propane regulator. We will be using propane for both the stove top (three burners) and the water heater. Do I buy a single stage or two stage regulator?
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Postby bdosborn » Sat May 14, 2011 6:53 pm

I think 2 stage is the way to go, at least that's what I used on mine.

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Postby bdosborn » Sat May 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Found some more info, definitely want 2 stage:

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Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 14, 2011 10:30 pm

yea. get two stage. your running a more complicated sytem and its needing a lower pressure than a single stage will give. more than one love pressure sytem is going to need a 2 stage. if it was like just one aplance you woul be okay. but multiple you will need a 2 stage.

some old houses still run a one stage but its not even a good idea on them way to many applainces on a house and a one stage won't aquality proctect a house.

most new sytems in houses are going now days to the 2 stage setups.

its also a national propane requrement on houses now days.

on a one applances such as a coleman stove or just bottle to a heator and nothing else your pretty safe with just one stage.

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Postby dh » Tue May 17, 2011 12:13 am

A little off topic, but this seams like a good place to put this. If going with a single stage, drip lip vented (BBQ) regulators are not approved for outdoor use unless under cover (under the grill) don't cheap out, get a regulator from the camper plac, and mount it properly, with the vent down.
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue May 17, 2011 5:00 am

I ordered a two stage regulator yesterday and it should be here tomorrow. Had to order it piecemeal, regulator hose etc.
At this point I am trying to get it to where we can use it and will correct problems in wiring as I do things like adding solar controller.
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