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Question about propane bottle & heater

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Question about propane bottle & heater

Postby GaryG » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:09 pm

We purchased and filled a 100 lb. propane bottle for use with a tri-fuel generator. The generator runs so poorly on LP that we've given up attempting to use it with anything other than gasoline. I was hoping to use the contents of the bottle with a Little Buddy portable propane heater, and had a couple of questions. The setup has a regulator attached to the bottle, a 1/2" compression coupling to 10' hose, and a threaded end that fits the generator but not the heater. The heater looks like it requires a 1" outside thread. Should I just bypass all that and buy & connect a new (Buddy) hose to bottle and heater, or do I need a regulator here, too? (I've used 1 & 20 lb. bottles with just a straight hose and this heater before, but does the larger bottle result in too much pressure for this appliance?) Any advice would be most welcome.
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Re: Question about propane bottle & heater

Postby bgsengine » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm

GaryG wrote:We purchased and filled a 100 lb. propane bottle for use with a tri-fuel generator. The generator runs so poorly on LP that we've given up attempting to use it with anything other than gasoline. I was hoping to use the contents of the bottle with a Little Buddy portable propane heater, and had a couple of questions. The setup has a regulator attached to the bottle, a 1/2" compression coupling to 10' hose, and a threaded end that fits the generator but not the heater. The heater looks like it requires a 1" outside thread. Should I just bypass all that and buy & connect a new (Buddy) hose to bottle and heater, or do I need a regulator here, too? (I've used 1 & 20 lb. bottles with just a straight hose and this heater before, but does the larger bottle result in too much pressure for this appliance?) Any advice would be most welcome.


You'd need a 2-stage regulator, probably the one from Mr. Heater and the POL to Type 1 adapter to achieve this. On your two stage regulator/ hose you have a Type 1 female connection, so you need the POL to Type 1 male connector to complete what you are doing.

*Edit* Mr. Heater has a PDF guide to doing hookups http://www.mrheater.com/downloads/dl/fi ... e_2015.pdf the second illustration on page 4 looks like what you are needing.
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