Originally Posted by Hoohaa
Great advice fellows, I have just got the bottle filled but it now looks like I need to do some more work and checks before I hook it up, and will also be shifting the location of the solenoid as that seems to make more sense.
The only disappointing thing is that none of you thought to point any blame at the long suffering missus
. She thanks you.
Looking at your photos,
your solenoid is before your regulator, that is correct, "you don't need to move it".
my system is just like that and it passed gas compliance with no issues.
if you do move it then you will be needing to get your whole gas system rechecked by a licensed gas installer and re-certified.
seems to me that the system was working prior to you leaving it on?
but after you left it on for two weeks you had a problem, so what changed? thats where your problem is.
over each and every connection in your gas system will tell you where the problem lies. you will need to pressurise the system to do this though.
The gas sensor control unit that you have shown in your second photos is able (on most of them) to be able to have a second "sniffer" which is available from your local whitworths or bias stores to be connected to it, and you could put that system in your gas locker to let you know if you have a leak.
as for you last question it looks just like a typical 2 stage regulator to me from your picture, so the second regulator is just the second pressure drop.
lastly why blame your wife for a system that seems to have a inbuilt problem ie being able to forget to turn the switch the right way and no timer on the solenoid to cut it out in case you forget to turn the switch off?