Plan B, cont.

Somebody in the previous post suggested that there was probably water in the kitchen regulator, freezing overnight. I had already come to the same conclusion and so was not surprised when…


…I removed it and water poured out. Somehow it really got a snootful during the rain of a few days ago.

I installed that regulator a few years ago, replacing a really perfectly good one…


…because I wanted a bypass regulator so I could stop going out and changing bottles in the dark on (inevitably) the coldest morning of the month. But there was never anything wrong with the old one, which I stored carefully as Plan B. And now my kitchen stove works again. Actually it started working around 9 this morning when the water melted, but that wouldn’t have lasted.

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5 Responses to Plan B, cont.

  1. ka9vsz says:

    I is perplexed. HOW did a significant amount of water get into the bypass regulator, assuming there were two bottles attached?

  2. Joel says:

    Seal on the top of the regulator appears to have dried out in the sun. I keep it and the bottles covered, but rain doesn’t always come straight down.

  3. ka9vsz says:

    Ah. Makes sense. Thank you. Water is sneaky; I’ve sealed things up so no water could ever get in and uh, wrong.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Uh, don’t some pf those regulators have a (screened) vent to allow the diaphragm room to breathe?

    boynsea

  5. Cederq says:

    Propane has a lot of moisture in it. That combined with the cold is condensing that water out and plugging the bypass regulator. If you ever lived in a RV in cold climates you learn to insulate or heat tape your regulator to allow it to regulate.

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