This should do it…

I mostly dislike having to buy things. I really hate having to buy things twice, but I suppose I did this to myself. I went cheap and shouldn’t have.

When I got this bypass regulator both of the hoses that came with it leaked. So now I’ve gone with what I should have gotten in the first place and it’ll probably be fine.


I needed the longer hoses to fit these #40 bottles which don’t fit well on the bedroom regulator but should relieve me from one of winter’s more irritating hassles: Waking up and trying to make coffee on an icy morning only to find that the stove’s single propane bottle has sucked empty overnight. Really don’t know why it took me so long to get a bypass regulator for the kitchen.

Next step before this chore is done is to cover the regulator and bottles, because they’re right under the Lair’s main drip edge. My old arrangement had a shelf attached to the cabin, which turned out less than ideal. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem though…


I’ve got plenty of scrap plywood I can use to make a cap. Slap a coat of paint on it and call it genius.

And now, having had breakfast, I need to return to this week’s burden and get it out of my life…


Got some thinset yesterday and lost my last excuse not to re-tile that bare spot on the floor.

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3 Responses to This should do it…

  1. Ben says:

    If that’s just for cooking, that’s a pretty significant amount of fuel! Will it last you all winter?

  2. Kentucky says:

    Couple of questions . . .

    Why no gutter on the south drip edge?

    Do you run a pilot light on the kitchen range?

  3. Joel says:

    There’s too much overhang on the roofing, I never figured out how to attach gutters. Also the ground there is so rocky that the dripping never does any harm so I don’t worry about it. I have a pilot on in the oven because there’s no way to get along without it but the pilot valves on the stovetop are turned off.

    And that much propane might last me through the winter but it would be close.

To the stake with the heretic!