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That looks like the knob. the knobs only go on one way. when I turn them on they seem to be operating but the gas blows by when they are in the off position. Gas blows by with an occasional burp. I agree that they all would not go bad together. this unit appears to have never been used. this unit has been sitting for a number of years without gas connected to it.
I was looking to use this as a backup in case the SHTF. Maybe only one or two are bad and if I can identify which one I could just plug off that fitting, right?
I just messed around w it again. The valves seem to be working. Do these ranges have some type of pressure release mechanism? Is that what I am hearing when it burps? When I turn the gas on it seems like it pressurizes and then it sounds like it releases some pressure in bursts. I have a full 100 lb LP tank connected to the regulator w a hot water heater steel hose which is maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch tubing. The tank is only 3 feet from the range for testing purposes. Could there be too much pressure produced from my hook up arrangement? Do tanks usually feed a 1 in line that gets reduced at the appliance reducing the pressure. I'm not a scientist.
OK. Messed around w it some more. Found a gas leak on the regulator between the two "halves" that are riveted together. I have to assume the regulator has failed and is not regulating like it should. Is that part available? Do you think replacing it will correct the problem? Thanks.
The propane tank arrangement I am using is giving the appliance too much pressure. When I turn the knob I can hear it hiss. When I light it the flame shoots 6 in high. How can I hook this appliance up to the tank. Do I need a larger gas line to mimic the one in gas pipe in a home?
There is no regulator on the tank. The regulator is on the appliance. There is the valve on the tank like every other tank. The valve works. There is something wrong with my arrangement that is allowing too much pressure to the appliance.
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