How to Remove a Propane Regulator

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How to Remove a Propane Regulator
Ensure your family's safety by correctly installing your propane gas regulator. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Propane gas is used in many household applications such as for a barbecue grill and in a mobile home. As the gas in the tank is under pressure, a regulator lowers the pressure from the tank to the appliance. Regulators are generally made from brass or aluminium to minimise the possibility of a spark being created during installation or removal. A regulator must be replaced due to wear and tear; the industry norm for replacement is 15 years. Regulators are easy to install, but make sure that you are familiar with the process before attempting to do so.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Turn the regulator until it is in the "Off" position. Have a protective cap handy to place after you remove the regulator.

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    Press the button down on the side of AD type regulators. Pull the regulator up to remove.

  3. 3

    Press horizontally on the "Off" switch of a Compact Quick-On regulator. Pull the regulator upwards to remove.

  4. 4

    Lift horizontal levers on the SRG 547 regulator to remove.

Tips and warnings

  • Always use caution when working with propane gas.
  • Protect the regular from insects such as dirt daubers.
  • Point the vent down to stop rain, debris, ice and insects from gathering.
  • Fashion a cover from an old plastic milk jug.

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