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Old 04-04-2005, 02:41:03 PM
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Question Pondering Propane

I am thinking of running my 3 HP Deere on propane, my plan is to use a 10lb tank with regulator running into an IMPCO fuel lockoff into a modified mixer.

Im just wondering how i should meter the fuel at the mixer or if i even have to if i choke it off enough at the tank.

The filter lockoff requires 0.5" hg to operate.

Any thoughts or advice would be great....as im just doing this as a challenge


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Old 04-04-2005, 04:18:28 PM
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Default Re: Pondering Propane

Here is a google search.

http://www.google.com/search?q=propa...utf-8&oe=utf-8

You need a demand regulator. You could likely get by without one but at an increased chance of finding out what a fire ball looks like from the inside.
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Default Re: Pondering Propane

Mike check the archives as there was some discussion on this a while back. Im with Andre you should use a on demand regulator! BobRR

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17395
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Default Re: Pondering Propane

The lockoff i have is a vacuum lockoff which allows flow only when a vacuum signal is sensed

Im just wondering if i should regulate with a needle valve

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I would reccommend running with a needle valve because you can run the engine slower. I have a regulator and then a 3/8" shut off on my FB ZD and the slowest I can get that to go is about 150 rpms on the crank shaft because that is the least amout of fule the shut off will allow through.
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