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Old 31-03-2011, 11:09   #1
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Are Gas Regulators Reliable?

My crew are concerned we need a spare regulator for cooking gas (propane at present, but we can easily swap to butane).

What do people think?

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Old 31-03-2011, 11:16   #2
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Re: Are gas regulators reliable?

Iíve never had an LPG regulator fail, but (for the low cost) you could certainly humour your crew, especially if you're voyaging offshore.

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Old 31-03-2011, 11:27   #3
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Re: Are gas regulators reliable?

I have never had my regulator fail but my gas solenoid fails at least once a year. For a use or two I can hit it with a wrench but then it is time to put in the spare. I don't carry a spare regulator but I do carry a spare gas solenoid.
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Re: Are gas regulators reliable?

Hate to say so, but we just replaced ours on UD.

Oh, one more thing. Did I mention the regulator was 36 years old. Bought two just in case. At $45 for two of them. WHY NOT
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