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Old 08-06-2015, 14:48   #1
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Problem with propane pressure. Took ownership of our boat in the factory at La Rochelle, France; never had a lot of pressure on the propane stove, so last year I changed the stove, but the pressure problem is still there, if I turn the oven on I can't turn all the range burners on. I know they don't use propane in Europe. Do dealers change the pressure valve here in the US?
Do other FP owners have the same problems?
We love to cook and bake and this is a problem, any suggestions?
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Re: propane

Mirelos, not sure if this is relevant but the USA FP dealer offers a conversion ' factory butane system to US spec propane'. On newly arrived boats from La Rochelle.


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Old 28-06-2015, 18:23   #3
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Thanks, which dealer?
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Thanks, which dealer?
I was referring to Atlantic Yacht Co. - the largest dealer for FP in the USA. Based in Annapolis.
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Re: propane

Do you mean Atlantic Cruising Yachts?
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Re: propane

pressure on propane marine stoves is LOW pressure, as opposed to camp stoves which are high pressure. you WANT low pressure stove inside boat.
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It's probably not a problem of pressure but rather one of volume....


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It's probably not a problem of pressure but rather one of volume....


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Yes, sounds to me like the regulator won't supply enough volume, other than looking for a kinked or blocked hose, I'd replace the reg, they are relatively inexpensive.
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Re: propane

I have had that problem 3 times. Every time it was fixed by buying a new regulator. Those things are junk. Maybe someone makes a better one.
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Re: propane

Sometimes this can happen with a bad solenoid.
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Thank you all, did buy a new regulator but now the problem is the metric fittings from the hose, I wifi give Atlantic a call, not too far from Baltimore
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Re: propane

A good web site for Unites States propane bottle regulators is:
Propane Bottle Regulators for Grills, Fish Fryers and Portable Outdoor Appliances
Looking around the rest of the site provides an education in US LPG practice.

You can measure the 11" water column pressure with a couple of feet of clear 1/4" tubing, a ruler, and a little water.
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Re: propane

I've often wondered if the solenoid orifice size is too restricting on some...icing up....when you run all burners?
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I've often wondered if the solenoid orifice size is too restricting on some...icing up....when you run all burners?

I know what your thinking, of course a drop in pressure is a drop in temp, but as there is no moisture here, it would have to get so cold that propane gas would become a solid. I don't know what temp that is, but I bet it's really, really cold. Course the solenoid could just have too small an orifice. I just got through replacing the whole shebang on mine, solenoid, regulator and flexible hose as they looked to be really old, and it wasn't that much money to do.
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I've often wondered if the solenoid orifice size is too restricting on some...icing up....when you run all burners?
About ten years ago there was a batch of defective Trident solenoids and a symptom was inadequate flow.
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