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Old 04-10-2015, 12:17 AM   #11
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Hard to believe if your other appliances are working well that an adjustment would help that bbq....but I could be wrong.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:51 AM   #12
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Hard to believe if your other appliances are working well that an adjustment would help that bbq....but I could be wrong.

True. My question was about how to adjust the tank regulator, but I wasn't suggesting it was needed. I just like to know how things work.
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Fill me in Jim. How would one adjust the regulator at the tanks? I see a black knob on the front of the regulator so I assume it has something to do with that?
You take the cap off the front of the regulator, and you will see an adjustment screw. Clockwise adjustment will increase the pressure, counter clockwise will reduce.

It works just like a water pressure regulator does, if you have one at home.

Do keep track of how much you have adjusted, and only go a small amount. Not sure the pitfalls of over pressuring, I think you could risk a flame blowing out? I would be cautious, nonetheless. An RV shop has a gauge to check the output pressure. I looked at buying one years ago, but they were around $100 then, I believe. I believe 11" water column is normal.

I doubt a new pressure regulator is very far off though. The one I tweaked was about 10 years old at the time.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:02 PM   #14
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How to adjust LP regulator pressure for gas appliances
I hooked up the free end of the tubing to a stove gas supply at the burner. And yes, the pressure was low.
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That would sure be easy to make up, Bob. I might just have to give that a try this summer. Maybe then check out my mom's, and a few other trailers.
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They work great Jim, I have one sitting in the shop I made years ago and found the pressure low (1.5") on my 19. Turned it up and had to keep my fridge on a lower setting or it froze the lettuce. The stove also seamed to work better.

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They work great Jim, I have one sitting in the shop I made years ago and found the pressure low (1.5") on my 19. Turned it up and had to keep my fridge on a lower setting or it froze the lettuce. The stove also seamed to work better.

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Could some of the issues with the Dometic fridge be low propane pressure?
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Could some of the issues with the Dometic fridge be low propane pressure?
I'm no expert but I think not.

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Could some of the issues with the Dometic fridge be low propane pressure?

I agree with Doug. While low propane pressure will make a fridge run less cool while it's on propane, the fridge issues that have been recorded here occur regardless of the fuel source.
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