Do propane gas logs need a regulator?
That will depend on what kind of gas service you have and what sort of fireplace you are installing. Every gas appliance will have a listing plate that tells you what pressure the gas input needs to be. If the pressure in your gas line is within that range, no regulator is needed.
What size regulator do I need for a propane gas fireplace?
For indoor use, you must use a two stage regulator like this one or two separate regulators (1st stage to 10 psi, 2nd stage to 11″ WC). You can’t use a rubber hose indoors, either. The fitting on your fireplace is probably 3/8″NPT (pipe taper threads).
What kind of regulator do I need for gas logs?
Try to find a hose/regulator that is 3/8″ which should provide a bit more gas to the logs. Be aware that local code might require you to have a gas shutoff installed inside the house.
Can you use any regulator for propane?
Every propane gas grill uses an LP regulator, but not all regulators are created equal. Though the purpose is the same, different types of setups require different types of regulators. The type of regulator a grill needs is based on the specific propane application requirements.
Is a 20 lb propane tank high or low pressure?
Generally, propane pressure should be between 100 and 200 psi ensures that the liquid propane gas remains in a liquid state. Normally, the pressure inside a propane tank fluctuates slightly based on the outside temperature. For example, a standard 20-pound propane tank at 70 degrees will have 145 psi internal pressure.
What happens if you don’t use a gas regulator?
If you do not use a gas regulator your local natural gas utility will not connect you to their system. If you do not use a gas regulator no legitimate propane (LP) gas company will deliver their gas to any fixed tank on your property.
How many PSI is a propane regulator?
How many PSI is a BBQ regulator? Generally, propane pressure should be between 100 and 200 psi ensures that the liquid propane gas remains in a liquid state. Normally, the pressure inside a propane tank fluctuates slightly based on the outside temperature.
Can I use a small propane tank for my fireplace?
The regulator valve is installed by screwing it into the propane tank valve. This makes propane tanks easy to replace once they have run out of fuel. As long as there is space for a propane tank, gas fireplaces powered by propane can be installed anywhere.
Can I hook up a small propane tank to my house?
Using a cylinder indoors is not only illegal, it is terribly unsafe. Keep in mind that a full propane barbeque cylinder contains enough liquid to produce over 300 cubic feet of vapor. A fuel source such as that should not only be stored outdoors, it should never be used indoors.
How much propane does a gas log fireplace use?
As a general rule, a propane fireplace uses about one gallon of propane for each 100,000 BTU. So if you install a propane fireplace that is rated 50,000 BTU, you’ll be using about one gallon of propane for every two hours that it’s in use.