Propane venting from regulator

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  1. Mtlangst

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    so I set up my outside gas grill for the first time. I turned off the valve for the gas line at the grill and not the bottle first. When I went to the front of the camper there was propane venting from the regulator. Was that because I didn’t turn off the gas at the tank first?
     
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    No, replace the regulator
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Replace the regulator ASAP
     
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    So any to stage regulator would work?
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    2 stage RV regulator, they come in vertical and horizontal models

    any RV store will have them
     
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    Later after that i turned on the tank and sprayed the regulator to check for leaks and found none. So why would it have vented earlier and i smelled gas earlier while using the outside grill and not when i just opened the tank later?
     
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    This is the regulator
     

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    rabird Howdy!

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    never seen anything like that pictured!! What make/model. Any markings on 'regulator'? Any other regulator at the propane cylinder? What does the other side of the reg look like?

    There is a diaphragm in a regulator that moves in/out and need to be vented to the atmosphere via a small hole during use. If this diaphragm goes bad then propane vents out the little hole/vent.
     
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    2011 rockwood freedom 1970
     
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    This is the other side and it didn't vent later when i only turned the tank on to check for leaks.
     

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    You sure the leak was from the regulator and not from the outside stove line that was just traveling to the front of the pup? I would check the whole line just in case.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    ya might remove the plastic protective cap and see if there is any markings on the regulator, make/model etc. It sure looks odd to me for a PU
     
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    If you are sure the gas was coming from the regulator, replace it. Now. It's not worth putzing around and figuring out why, as this is a very dangerous situation.
     
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    424nrv is the model number. Can you replace with and two stage regulator?
     
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    Regulators go out fairly often. If I had to guess that is an auto-changeover regulator as there is no switch to change which tank is being used. You can replace it with the same if you like, or some like a manual changeover so they know when one tank is dry. Flip the switch to the other tank, and take the empty to get refilled. Just an FYI; refilled propane tanks are 100% full while exchanged tanks are only about 80% full. My local Ace hardware fills a 20# for $10!
     

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