How to connect propane tank to gas fireplace. We have a small tank for our gas range they just put in 5 gals at 469 a gal. However if youre not it may be best to let the pros hook it up when you have to call them to fill the tank. Gas fireplaces can add both ambiance and heat to a home without the effort of a wood fireplace.
If you want a separate fuel source for your gas fireplace but dont have the room to install a large propane tank a 100 pound propane bottle can offer you many hours of fire enjoyment. One issue for you might be if your logs dont have the proper flame it may be due to the hose used to connect to the tank being 14. There is a sticker on the back that reads this heater requires an external regulator to reduce the lp tank pressure to a maximum of 14 inch wc.
The hose line is attached to the propane tank with a gas hose pressure regulator valve. In locations where natural gas is unavailable liquid propane gas usually shortened to lp gas or just propane can be used. It had never been used and therefore did not come with a hose or tank.
I went and bought an lp tank a high pressure hose with a 10 psi regulator that has a 38 flare swivel fitting female. Most often a large tank is positioned outside the home and the gas piped to the fireplace. If youre familiar with how to hook up a gas line to a propane tank then you will only have to run the line outside of the house and do so.
Try to find a hoseregulator that is 38 which should provide a bit more gas to the logs. If you use say 1000 gals a year the price is about 295 a gal. The propane is fed to the fireplace via a gas hose line.
One problem is that the fireplace also has a 38 female fitting. A propane fueled fireplace offers the warmth and ambiance of a wood fueled fireplace without the labor and mess of burning wood.