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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:26 am

I'm building a hybrid and I can't seem to find a good regulator for my propane meter. I have seen ones with what looks like a yellow knob on top, and they were used with propane, but I have yet to find one. I have searched on eBay and Google, and still nothing. A little help please?
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:50 am

I went to home depot and lowes and they didn't have any, but sears has a bunch try there. No point in ordering one online, but if you want to here you go.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&pid=00916025000&cat=Compressors+%26+Air+Tools&subcat=Air+Tool+Accessories&vertical=TOOL&ihtoken=1
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:09 pm

A normal air regulator should work fine. Thats what I use.
Mine was from lowes and it was 20$
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:51 pm

I just got one form lowes. It's a shiny blue Kobalt brand mini reg.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:01 pm

Those work great.
But mine won;t stay set anymore, but that might be my fault, I was careless with it.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:17 am

You don't really need one, really. Just use the gate valve on the torch head to slowly bring the pressure up. Just close it when the meter is at the right pressure and you're good to go, allong with the $20 you just saved.
Yes, I have a regulator on my hybrid, but I got it for $3, so I have an excuse. :D
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:46 am

Yeah, I think noname probably got his at the same place I've gotten a few. Check out Harbor Freight. They have brick and mortar stores, and an onlline store. Check the adds regularly. The prices can fluctuate greatly, like something can regularly sell for $70 and then go down to like $15.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:07 am

I've never seen or been inside any "Harbor Freight" stores. I got it at a local scrapyard.
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