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Old 05-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Second regulator on propane bottle

I had to have the hose running over to the second propane bottle replaced and then got to looking at things when changing the bottle. The bottle on the other side of the 5er has the dual automatic regulator but the one that just had the new hose done also has a Precimex Single Stage Regulator just before the bottle. Why? The main regulator should be the two stage and that should be all that is needed. Would a second one adversely affect gas flow by having low pressured gas come up to another low pressure regulator?
Any "Gas Gurus" here that can advise?
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Did it come this way from the factory? It just doesn't sound right.
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On the 5ers, sometimes you will have a small red 18-20 psi "booster" regulator.

It is there to keep the psi down because its possible to get liquid propane in the long run of line. If you ever have problems feeding off that tank in the future, its a good place to start looking as the problem. Over time, liquid will damage the red regulator.

Main regulator drops it down to 11 ish, to feed the rest of the coach.
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I can't say if it's always been there, just noticed it when filling tank and inspecting their work.
Seems to be working fine, half empty again, but I seem to remember reading where some appliances are sensitive to low pressure.
John, I was thinking that maybe it kept the lp in the hose from bleeding out when changing tanks, as that hose is about 10' long.
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