I replaced both butane regulators as supplied by Amel with propane
regulators. I pressure tested the rig with one bottle disconnected
and the gas does not appear escape "backwards" through the regulator
that is not attached to a bottle.
To be doubly sure, I asked the propane supply company if they could
give me the top valve from a propane bottle. They had a bucket full
of discarded bottle valves and gave me one. I am now able
to "terminate" the regulator that is usually attached to the bottle I
am currently taking to be refilled by attaching my bottle adaptor and
closing its valve.
I can still switch bottles while under sail by just closing one valve
and opening the valve on the reserve bottle. I don't have to switch
regulators or leak test while underway and if one regulator should
crap out, I can operate the system on the remaining regulator.
Fair Winds and No Propane Leaks.
--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite1212
I found a great marine plumbing supply in the marina in laRochelle.
He has a kit of 3 adapters that will convert your system to almostand
10lbs.pries out easily. I put in two aluminium tanks of 20lbs and
involvedcapacity plus two regulators - all purchased from WestMarine. Icut apiece of 3/4 inch plywood to match the base of the locker, withtwocut-outs to hold the base of the tanks.the
meburnercutting off the connector from the butane hose and replacing itwiththe purchased connector.
30lbsneeds to have the air tube adjusted. We have the Eno brand stoveandit requires the air tube gap at the gas jet, be adjusted from 6mm
ofpropane versus the Amel supplied 12 lbs. of butane.