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Propane was leaking between tank and regulator on my BBQ. Replaced with three new regulators and two new propane tanks but still get strong hissing from vent hole and strong smell of propane when I open the tank valve

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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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