Propane tanks have a number of outdoor uses, such as supplying fuel for an outdoor gas grill or heating a camper or motor home. Propane tanks come with high-pressure and low-pressure regulators, depending on their uses, as well as adjustable or fixed-setting regulators. Fixed-pressure propane tanks have regulator adjustments to not only control the distribution of propane, but to also act as a safety barrier between the tank's high pressure and the appliance.
Things You'll Need
- Adjustable wrench
- Flat-head screwdriver
Check the regulator housing for either a regulator spring (white colored for propane), a regulator adjustment screw and a regulator seal cap for furnaces or a regulator screw and nut on smaller appliances.
Turn the regulator shut-off valve until it closes. Fixed-pressure propane tanks will have an inline ball valve (lever valve) or needle control valve (turn valve) for shutting off the line leading to the appliance. Remove the regulator seal cap, or use an adjustable wrench to loosen the regulator adjustment nut by turning it counterclockwise.
Adjust gas pressure by placing a flat-head screwdriver on the adjustment screw. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to increase pressure or counterclockwise to decrease the pressure. Monitor for the desired pressure on the output pressure gauge. Replace the seal cap or tighten the regulator nut. Open the regulator's shut-off valve.
- Photo Credit grill image by Dron from Fotolia.com
How to Adjust an LP Regulator
An LP (liquid propane) regulator adjusts the pressure from a gas tank through a hose connected to an appliance such as a...
How to Adjust a 2-Stage Regulator With Propane
Propane pressure must be verified for safe gas use for home appliances.
How do I Adjust a Propane Fireplace Regulator?
Propane fireplaces operate with liquid propane (LP) as the fuel. A fireplace regulator adjusts to open the propane valve, allowing more propane...
How to Measure Propane Regulator Pressure
The pressure regulator of a propane system lowers the high pressure of the stored propane to a level safe for its end...
How to Adjust a BBQ Pressure Regulator
A BBQ pressure regulator refers to the gas pressure regulator that attaches to your LP or propane tank. This device sends gas...
How to Adjust a Propane Burner
Propane burners ignite with fuel delivered from a tank of liquid propane through a hose and pressure regulator. The hose attaches to...
Instructions for Marshall LP Regulators
How to Adjust an LP Regulator; How to Size an LP Regulator; Print this article; Things You'll Need. Pliers; Propane connector hoses;...
How to Adjust a GE Oven Propane Flame
How to Adjust Propane Flames; Comments ... Propane burners ignite with fuel delivered from a tank of liquid propane through a hose...
How to Tell the Differences in Propane Regulators
Examine the regulator to determine if it is an adjustable high pressure regulator. ... A propane regulator manages the pressure inside your...
How to Adjust a Natural Gas Regulator
Natural gas regulators may require adjustment as a result of changes in the system or incorrect adjustment by ... How to Adjust...