Propane - is there an encyclopedia out there?


San Antonio
Nov 9, 2014
San Antonio
Is there a simple, concise authority about propane, connections, adapters, high pressure and low pressure? I start reading these posts and pretty soon I have a headache. The posters disagree on issues which is really bad for us novices.

Too many acronyms being used which could cause a real safety issue. In healthcare we did away with abbreviations and acronyms to reduce errors. It works. When I am talking about medicine and heath I have to switch modes and speak differently because people without a medical education are going to get confused or assume they understood what was said.

I, for one, would like an authoritative manual that explains everything from beginning to end.


Super Active Member
May 22, 2013
Regarding pressure... High pressure usually means the pressure in the tank (either a refillable tank like you have on your camper's tongue or your gas grill, or the little green disposable cylinders you may have on a tabletop grill or a lantern.

Low pressure means there is a pressure regulator that is dropping tank pressure to a usable pressure.

Most appliances run on low pressure. The only question is whether the appliance has its own regulator (like most tabletop grills, lanterns, and portable heaters) or is there a regulator on or near the tank that sends low pressure to the appliances (such as on a camper). The appliances don't need a regulator, since the camper's regulator is sending low pressure through the pipes/hoses in the camper.