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SCADAMAN29325

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Posted: 01/14/23 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back to the leak down test. I saw YouTube about using a clear plastic hose to do the test.
https://youtu.be/QnlfQK-8qy4

And this one explains detail about water column.
https://youtu.be/SD1qcH_hNYY

I'll let you know if I get blown up.

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On one of your other posts, I commented on both. Rotating the Tee assembly would make connections to auxiliary hoses easier and the rotating of the regulator, so the vent is down.
Video on homemade manometer says to test on stove burner port. That may not be a good place as some stoves have a second regulator under the stove top.


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Thanks! It's been a little steep learning curve for me.

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Take your time!
Ask questions from true RVers!
When you are out camping walk around the park and see what others have. Ask them for their experience.
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SCADAMAN29325 wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:


A little difficult to tell from the picture, but it appears the regulator vent in in the long axis of the regulator. This is NOT the correct PN for a horizontal installation.

The vent (quarter sized screen) needs to POINT DOWN.

The place you bought it should have asked if it would be installed horizontally or vertically.

Yes, this is a safety issue.


I found a pic of the old installation, so I need to rotate the regulator like this, correct? BTW, I did this (and learned that the input end has left hand threads). I don't want anyone else taking credit for my screw ups!

I think someone mentioned this before and I thought they were talking about the 4-port T.


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NO, the part is different. I would be very surprised if you are able to rotate the second stage to where the vent faces down. And, if you could, no idea what you would damage in the regulator. Said another way, I would not recommend even trying this. But, if you are considering doing this, please contact the regulator manufacturer for their advice. Propane devices are not something to take lightly.

Go back to the store where you bought it and talk with a manager. They SHOULD have asked if it was to be installed vertically or horizontally. At the very least, they should sell you the correct one at cost.


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in this earlier thread OP has photo of installed regulator. It appears to be vertical one and not a horizontal as needed in most MH applications.

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Hmmm, should I get a different one?

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One like this. Note position of the vent.Horizontal regulator

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On order, I chose the one with the fitting already installed.

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Hmm, the new-new one is too long when using the 4-port tee. Too long by about an inch. Guess I'll be sending the Tee back also.

Here's a side-by-side, couldn't get contorted enough to show the excess length at point of installation.

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Edit: added installed pic

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