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Thread: Who tests the WC of propane at installation?

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    4knights's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
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    Who tests the WC of propane at installation?

    The propane company set the tank and ran the line ( in the trench I dug) to the heater. They are now going to get service truck to fill it. Who is supposed to actually adjust the regulator pressure to the correct WC per manual??
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    Re: Who tests the WC of propane at installation?

    Assuming you are talking about the external propane tank regulator. The tank/line installer should do that. Most all propane appliances are designed to run within a set range of water column inches. In fact, most propane appliances have an internal regulator that will fine-tune the pressure coming from the tank, post-tank regulator.

    Also, in most locations, an inspection by the city may be required. They will focus primarily on doing a leak test but, depending on the municipality, they could also test line pressure.
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    Re: Who tests the WC of propane at installation?

    The people who come to fill the propane tank will usually run a leak test to make sure everything is good to go. They uses a solution of soapy water in a spray bottle and spray it at the connections.
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