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Old 10-29-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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Propane leak at reguator. No room to work on it.

I have tracked down a slow but steady leak in the area of the regulator. I can smell gas and hear the leak hissing. It is somewhere inside the grey, plastic regulator housing. Not sure if it is a hose or the regulator itself leaking. I can't reach the cover and I have very limited working room using the access panel in the basement storage. Has anyone replaced a regulator or regulator hose that is in this cramped spot? I really don't want the hassle of emptying the tank, unhooking all the hoses and electronics and sliding out the heavy tank. Any ideas?
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Would unscrewing the fitting that screws into the outlet port of the shutoff valve allow you to swing the box with regulator inside to somewhere you could get at it to remove the box. Then you could reconnect for fault finding.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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Would unscrewing the fitting that screws into the outlet port of the shutoff valve allow you to swing the box with regulator inside to somewhere you could get at it to remove the box. Then you could reconnect for fault finding.
I thought about that, but the regulator and box are solidly attached to something. I can't even get to it from the bottom as there is a protection plate that runs along the bottom and up the sides. The plate is probably there to protect the fittings and reg from road debris.
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I saw on the internets that you should replace your LP regulator every 10-15 years so I am just going to replace it. Hopefully, it isn't too big of a job.
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My regulator started leaking last year, I just replaced, didn't see any way to repair. Mine was easily accessed.

I replaced it with MEGR-291H SERIES regulator
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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I purchased the Marshall Excelsior MEGR-298. I saw a few postings where folks installed the Camco regulator and they failed too soon. The Marshall unit seems to be a higher quality unit. Jim, did you reuse the plastic regulator cover? Was it attached to the tank? If so, how was it attached? Not sure if you could tell by my pictures, but the regulator cover is tightly sandwiched between my LP tank and the basement wall.
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