Originally Posted by Tropic Cat
You're a Gas engineer? Where were you when I went through this?
When at the hardware store I asked for a propane regulator, and the clerk there selected one for me. I had flames coming out of every seal on my stove because I didn't realize the clerk had no idea what he was doing. I spent a week resealing everything and of course the very last thing I did was calculate the actual stove requirement. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I was trying to run my boat propane appliances with the 20 PSI (yes 20...) the clerk gave me instead of the 1/2 PSI required.
I was pissed..but lesson learned.. and that's all I'm passing on here.
There are a while plethora of propane regulators sized for low, medium and high pressures. Unless you specified what you were doing, many "clerks" might assume you wanted a blowtorch regulator.
Just recently I finished installing a permanent bulkhead mount for my Kuma BBQ, which I bought with a standard high pressure regulator, I am noow feeding this via a 4.5Kg calor ( mark 10) butane, with a 0-2 regulator directly connected to the bottle, the regulator is down down to about 10 psi and the BBQ is very happy. The quick disconnect bulkhead mounting ( Bullfinch) is aimed at the caravan market , but works really well.
Horses for courses.