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Old 01-24-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Propane regulator

So while camping two weekends ago , it was a cold night and needed to turn the furnace on but upon doing so, could smell propane and immediately turned off tanks and went on a hunt for the leak. It ended up being the regulator itself and could even see a mirage (like invisible smoke) when light shined at coming from it and I could stop the leak with my thumb pressed on edge. I found the original Fairview brand one for like $63 but then found this one at Walmart for half the price and just wanted to know if its a suitable replacement. Attached is the link.and photo bucket link to images of old .

Camco Propane Double-Stage Auto-
Changeover Regulator

Camco Propane Double-Stage Auto-Changeover Regulator - Walmart.com


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Old 01-24-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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If it works, its suitable and will probably last as long as the more expensive unit.

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Old 01-24-2016, 11:10 PM   #3
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Propane Regulators should be sized to met the flow demands of propane appliances

Your Fairview is rated for 345,000 BTU/HR

The Camco is only rated for 160,000 BTU/HR

The Camco will work .......just won't be able to supply ALL propane appliances at same time

Also the Fairview Regulator has excess flow devices........Camco probably doesn't
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:26 PM   #4
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My dealer says that i do not need a regulator on my propane it regulates itself. Is this correct from your experience?
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:40 PM   #5
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My dealer says that i do not need a regulator on my propane it regulates itself. Is this correct from your experience?
I don't recall ever seeing a propane tank hooked up without a regulator.

Even the small torch for soldering plumbing has a sort of regulator in the control.
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Needs a regulator. High pressure side is before the regulator, low pressure side is after. Appliances in the RV connect to low side.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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Well lets see...........

Portable propane cylinder has roughly 150---200 psi and RV propane appliances operate on 0.4 psi (11" WC)

So either you misunderstood dealer or they know not what they speak off

IF it's the second option please take video of them lighting off your furnace, water heater or even fridge without a properly working 2 stage LP regulator
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:21 PM   #8
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We installed the Camco 59005 regulator almost 2 years ago and it's been fine so far. This was an upgrade to an auto changeover regulator for us and replaced the tank to regulator pigtails at the same time.

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