WRT: LP Gas connection
When I got my Belize
it was equipped for butane, I wonder if that's what you have. If so, don't use that regulator
for LP, I don't think they're compatible. Butane boils at 33degrees F and LP at -49degrees F, certainly they have different pressure characteristics. The good news is the jets on the appliances
are compatible with both.
I cut the rubber hose about 3 inches past the regulator
then removed the other end from the copper tubing heading for the galley
(that was a threaded connection). I took the galley-end of the hose and the NEW LP regulator I bought to a hydraulic shop. Those guys pressed a connector on the rubber hose that then screwed into my new LP regulator (less than $5 for the connector/labor). It works great.
Being my father's son, cheap
, I installed the butane regulator on my gas grill
at home just burn up the remaining butane the previous owner left on my boat! I did that install by cutting the rubber hose between the LP regulator and controls and used a double end ferrule and hose clamps to put the butane regulator on the hose. The low pressure side of those regulators are only one-half pound. Besides, if it leaked, it's outside.
Btw, I would suggest being very careful, LP leaks
on a boat are very dangerous. Raw LP is heavier than air, it'll build up in your bilge
and stay there until you ignite somehow. I installed an electric
solenoid valve at the tank with a control in galley
(both Xintex). We shut that control off after every use and let the fire burn out. I guess I got paranoid when a mechanic
told me he witnessed a diesel engine
that started breathing LP from a leak. It blew up, they couldn't shut it down. Might be urban legend, but it got my attention.