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Need to know what requlator I need for using propane with a Bosch wr400 k1. I was given one but did not get the requlator with it

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  • kesamrn Sep 11, 2010

    I just need to get all the parts in place, then a pro will do the actually connections. THe plate on the water heater says propane. I have a copy of the manual and it states that I needed the gas regulator installed. If I understand you correctly then I do not need the regulator at the water heater the one at the pickel barrel size tank will be sufficent. Is that correct?

  • kesamrn Sep 11, 2010

    just need to get all the parts in place, then a pro will do the actually connections. THe plate on the water heater says propane. I have a copy of the manual and it states that I needed the gas regulator installed. If I understand you correctly then I do not need the regulator at the water heater the one at the pickel barrel size tank will be sufficent. Is that correct?

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You need one that is rated for a gas flow of at least 35KW/120,000 BTU and has a 2 inch connectors - any good supply store will have them. But you must be absolutely sure you actually need it: look on the label and make sure that your unit is for natural gas; if it's already set for propane the the regulator is not only useless but it will create some problems in the long run.
Here is the install manual if you need it
http://www.astravan.com/WR400-1.pdf
You should really let the selection and installing to a pro, this is gas we are talking about.

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 11, 2010

    Yes, if the heater is already set up for the propane gas supply then you don't need another regulator.

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