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I hooked a thermador cooktop to a BBQ propane tank. The flames are large for a second and make a puff sound and the shrink to nothing. All 5 burners do the same.


It does sound like a faulty regulator, propane operates at 2.75kpa and if the existing regulator is for natural gas it is only 1.1kpa.
If you are operating off a bulk tank the regulator on the tank may be high pressure then the secondary regulator on the appliance may be to bring it down further. See if you can get a manometer and check it all out before doing any regulator removing.

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Sounds like the regulator is bad or the tank is overfilled. The liquid propane is supposed to vaporize under high pressure within the tank, and the regulator lowers the pressure to feed the burner. It seems that your regulator is getting liquid and it is vaporizing at low pressure in the regulator. When the liquid vaporizes at low pressure it gets super cold.

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I would recommend you take the regulator, hose and 20# cylinder to your local propane co and have them check it out for you. Or if possible, just load the entire bbg in a truck and bring it all to them. Call first to schedule a time that can look at it. If you replaced the tank and the regulator, my guess is that you probably have a cracked fitting or the fitting is missing an integral part that seals it to the tank. Douglas

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Disconnect and reconnect hand tight, open slowly, if this doesn't do the trick than tank valve is bad. Another thing that could be bad is your regulator, but I would start with tank first is grill worked before new tank.

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A pressure regulator and pipe or hose. Whoever is selling you the tank/propane should be able to help you size everything based on the tank hook-up and tank pressure. The heater nameplate will tell you the proper inlet gas pressure that the regulator will need to reduce the tank pressure to.

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It must have some sort of packing spacer you need to remove from the hose to attach the tank. LOL

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Did they indicate on a paper what they are getting for pressure under full-load? You should be getting between 9.5 and 10.5 inches of water column when all appliances are running. An orange flame indicates low gas pressure, not enough air mixture, or dirty burners. The intermittent condition when cooler outside makes me think that you have a bad propane regulator or too high of moisture in your propane tank. Did you change companies for price or quality of service? You may have made a bad choice.

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You're fine using a regulator, just keeps the propane 'regulated' : ) Since you already have it, I'd try the one you have. I'd figure your regulator for the big tank is set for low pressure, really may be fine by itself, but the additional one at the Webber end won't hurt anything. This is a YMMV, try cheapest way first using what you have, not much of a problem to change to the other one if it doesn't work.

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yes you need to replace the regulator it sounds as if the vent is plugged.

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