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Reid Propane Regulator

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Old 09-05-2009, 07:18:40 PM
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Default Reid Propane Regulator

On my 15 HP Reid I am using a barbacue grill regulator to the fuel valve. But I have heard of on demand regulators in some of the post here. Would this be a better regulator to use, or are they the same. At this time I just want to get it running, but wiil be using a belt clutch latter. Phil
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Default Re: Reid Propain Regulator

The "on demand" regulator I am familiar with (and use on my Reid 15) is used in conjunction with a gas grille regulator. It does not step down the pressure - it's purpose is to only let gas flow when their is a draw. Bill Klein
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Default Re: Reid Propain Regulator

OldironPhil, I use a adjustable regulator at the tank set at about 15 lbs. then tee off the bottom of the burner to another regulator set at about 7 oz. of pressure. This is not on demand. I use the diamond valve to regulate speed. Here is a short clip of the setup.

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Default Re: Reid Propain Regulator

Do you think this setup would work on a small engine? I have a 3/4-1 horse engine that uses a surface carburetor and I'd like to run it on propane.
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