Bedroom propane is back on line…

Last January the bypass regulator for the bedroom’s heater propane crapped out – after less than 3 months of service. Of course I had a Plan B which got me through the rest of the winter. But I’ve gotta tell you that it’s nice to have a regulator that, when a propane bottle goes empty, just automatically switches to another bottle. That is one of man’s great accomplishments, almost equal to that of the humble thermostat.

So in gearing up for this year’s winter preps, I really needed to get another bypass regulator. Of course nobody sells them locally, that would be convenient. I had to send away for one, which means it arrived at the Lair weeks later.


But for the very first time ever, I was able to install it and get it fully functional without at least one trip to the hardware store for fittings! It’s all hooked up!


And unlike the old dead one, this one has a red/green indicator for when there’s an empty bottle. Useful for answering the age old question, “Is it empty, or only almost empty?”

And yes, I’ve checked it for leaks. 😉

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8 Responses to Bedroom propane is back on line…

  1. Ben says:

    Why not get another changeover regulator for your kitchen?

  2. Robert says:

    Cool! I presume the gizmo tells you which tank is empty? And you still have to wander outside into the cold from time to time to see that “ah ha! time to replace one tank”? Or both, if you wake up without heat…

  3. Joel says:

    It’s right on the way to the Jeep, and under the worst of conditions a bottle lasts more than a week. So checking it isn’t a big problem.

  4. Mike says:

    It’s the little things, like being able to have it warmer inside than it is outside without a serious amount of work that make a place home. Looking good Joel.

  5. Paul Joat says:

    Do you have a link to the one you bought I need to add one to my shop heat setup.

  6. Paul Joat says:

    Thank you now I just need to price out all the other bits to connect it.

  7. Kentucky says:

    I note from the posted link that you can purchase the regulator complete with two connecting pigtails, eliminating “parts searches”. Nice.

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