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Low Pressure Propane Regulators:  Preset,  First Stage,  Second Stage,  and Twin Stage         

Gas grills up to about 50,000 btu/hr most often use low pressure propane which requires a low pressure propane regulator. Low pressure gas can be natural gas (normally does not require further pressure regulation past the meter), or propane piped into a trailer home or RV, or a conventional home in which the gas has already been adjusted to a 6 ounces (10.5 WC inches) low pressure at the propane source.   Preset low pressure propane regulators and Twin Stage Low Pressure Regulators are set at 6 ounces. We ship everywhere in the world...and the shipping is free to the 48 contiguous US states.
 

How are the Tejas Smokers® low pressure gas regulators any different than what is customarily sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, or from those included as original equipment with most gas grills?    TejasSmokers® sells Low Pressure Regulators designed with 3/8" ID gas outlets and 3/8" ID grey, M.B. Sturgis AGA-approved gas hoses rather than the customary regulators with 1/4" ID gas outlets and supplied with 1/4" ID black hoses. The 1/4" ID type are also usually found on most backyard gas grills or offered for sale at the Depots as replacement equipment.  A larger ID of 3/8", going all the way from the regulator housing to the appliance permits an amazing increase in delivery of 2.25 times the VOLUME of gas to your appliance!  These are preset regulators so all you can't change the pressure, but you can change the volume of gas available to your appliance if it needs it.  If you think your low pressure gas appliance is just not getting enough gas, the problem could be the internal diameter size of the gas regulator output and of the hose. A regulator with a 3/8" ID diameter gas outlet and a 3/8" ID grey hose is going to make a lot more gas available to the appliance. You still control the amount of gas used the same way, i.e., with the gas control knob on your appliance.  Upgrade.  Don't starve your grill of fuel!

 

204GAF039 - GREEN ACME Inlet Tank Fitting

  204GAF039

204GAF039 - GREEN ACME, Type One Inlet safety tank fitting, is a wrench-less, user friendly, right hand tank connector with excess flow prevention and a thermally sensitive sleeve bushing.


200,000 btu/hr maximum output. 1 5/16" ACME x 1/4" M NPT. Designed for low pressure propane regulators (our COM5 series regulators, and other low pressure hoses and fittings). Perfect for use with most gas grills and other low pressure devices. Installation requires use of an 11/16" socket, preferably 6 point. Order a Green ACME and we will install it on the low pressure regulator you order. No installation charges. Pictured below is a Green ACME inlet installed on a COM5 regulator assembly.


►    Green Acme Inlet Tank Fitting Video


Why should anyone order a Green Acme tank fitting for their regulator?


A Green Acme Type I tank fitting will screw into practically any propane tank except some of the very large 100# propane tanks. You tighten it up clockwise using your hand. It does not require the use of a wrench! Most folks find that very handy. It has safety features of excess flow prevention, which means if there is a major leak, the internal spring inside the Acme fitting will shut off the flow of the gas. It also has a thermal sensitive sleeve bushing. When this sleeve bushing is exposed to temperatures over 240 ºF, it will melt and allow a brass nipple inside the nut to shift about 1/4". The forward movement of the nipple will close a small piston inside the cylinder valve and all propane gas will stop flowing. The Green Acme protects you and your family.

Wt. 1#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


  • Green Acme Safety Tank Fitting on Low Pressure Regulator

    Green Acme Safety Tank Fitting on
    Low Pressure Regulator

  • Green Acme Tank Fitting

    Green Acme Back Side

  • Green Acme Tank Fitting

    Green Acme Front Side

$12.00

 

 

MANC - Manual Propane Tank Changeover Throw Over Manifold Switch Valve Assembly

  MANC

MANC - Manual Propane Tank Changeover Throw Over Manifold Switch Valve Assembly includes the required (2) - 24" high pressure thermoplastic hoses and Green Acme Type One wrench-less tank connectors with back flow prevention. Valve is 1/4" ID female inverted flare x 1/4" ID female inverted flare x 1/4" male NPT.


How does a Manual Propane Tank Changeover Switch Valve Assembly work?


The changeover switch valve will screw into any high pressure or low pressure propane regulator. When one tank is empty, just turn the yellow lever to the full tank. Then close the tank valve on top of the empty tank, unscrew that Green Acme, and you are free to remove the empty tank for replacement. This is a very simple solution to a nagging problem of running out of gas at the wrong time.


MANC-SS option is the same as the MANC but has two 24" high pressure thermoplastic hoses with a protective Stainless Steel Overbraid. The added feature of the Stainless Steel Overbraid makes the 24" hoses very strong and practically impervious to squirrels and other gnawing rodents. Preferred by professional caterers. (The red pressure regulator and attached gas outlet hose shown in the example are NOT included.)


(POL's propane tank connectors instead of the Green Acmes are available.)

Wt.1# 12 oz. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


  • Manual Tank Changeover Valve Assembly with POL's tank Fittings

    MANC with POL's

  • Manual Tank Changeover Valve Assembly

    MANC attached to a
    COM5 Low Pressure Regulator

  • Manual Tank Changeover Valve Assembly

    MANC Assembly ready
    for attaching to a regulator

  • MANC with Stainless Steel Overbraid Hoses

    MANC-SS

  • Manual Tank Changeover Valve Assembly with POL's tank Fittings and SS Hoses

    MANC-SS with POL's

 

$59.95

 

 

COM-AC - Dual Tank Auto Changeover Low Pressure Regulator

  COM-AC

COM-AC Low Pressure automatic changeover propane regulator with: (2) - model 100575-24 24" x 1/4" ID, 350 psi black thermoplastic tank hoses and Green ACME tank fittings x 1/4" inverted flare with safety back-check inlet fittings, and (1) - 5' x 3/8"ID UL approved AGA low pressure gas outlet, hose x 3/8" SAE F gas flare swivel fitting. Longer length Low Pressure AGA outlet hoses are available. Includes mounting bracket.


How does an Automatic Changeover Low Pressure Regulator work?


This is the ultimate solution to avoid running out of gas. Regulator automatically switches from the empty propane tank to the full reserve tank, ensuring a continuous gas flow. The color of the dial changes from a highly visible green to red signaling that the first cylinder is exhausted while the valve automatically changes to the remaining full tank. Rotation of the handle to the full cylinder will restore the green color on the indicator. The built in safety back check permits one to change out the empty tank while the full tank is operational.


160,000 btu/hr maximum output. 1/4" female inverted flare inlets x 3/8"ID female NPT outlet, complies with UL144 and NFPA 1192 requirements for use with recreational vehicles. RVIA required regulator plastic cap cover included (regulator alone without cap is shown below). With integral mounting bracket shown below which is convenient to mount to a post or a 2" x 4" block.


Wt. 7#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


  • Dual Tank Auto Changeover Low Pressure Regulator

    COM-AC Dual Tank Autochangeover Low Pressure
    Regulator with (2) 24" High Pressure Tank Hoses
    and Green AcmeSafety Tank Connectors with
    Back Check Flow Prevention. No tanks included.

 

$134.95

 

 

COM-AC-SS - Dual Tank Auto Changeover Low Pressure Regulator with Stainless Steel Overbraid TANK hoses

  COM-AC-SS

COM-AC-SS - Dual Tank Automatic Changeover Low Pressure Regulator with (2) - 24" Stainless Steel Overbraid high pressure tank hoses (350 psi max) and Green ACME tank fittings x 1/4" inverted flare with safety back-check inlet fittings, and a (1) - 5' x 3/8"ID UL approved AGA low pressure gas outlet hose x 3/8" SAE F gas flare swivel fitting. Optional longer length Low Pressure AGA outlet hoses (and in Stainless Steel overbraid) are available. Includes mounting bracket.


Why order the COM-AC with Stainless Steel Overbraid TANK Hoses?


Stainless Steel Overbraid installed over the M.B.Sturgis strip wound low pressure gas hose makes the hose almost impervious to rodents and squirrels. These critters have an acute sense of smell and when they smell natural gas or propane it sends them into a "gnawing frenzy".If you plan to hook up your COM-AC to your propane tank on a semi-to-permanent basis and you live in an area known to have squirrels, you might want to consider the Stainless Steel Overbraid option.It just might save you from having to replace the hoses hooked to your supply tank.


Regulator with 3 hoses shown at right. Switches from the empty propane tank to the full reserve tank, ensuring a continuous gas flow. The color of the dial changes from a highly visible green to red signaling that the first cylinder is exhausted while the valve automatically changes to the remaining full tank. Rotation of the handle to the full cylinder will restore the green color on the indicator. The built in safety back check permits one to change out the empty tank while the full tank is operational.


160,000 btu/hr maximum output. 1/4" female inverted flare inlets x 3/8"ID female NPT outlet, complies with UL144 and NFPA 1192 requirements for use with recreational vehicles. RVIA required regulator plastic cap cover included (regulator alone without cap is shown below).


With integral mounting bracket shown below which is convenient to mount to a post or a 2" x 4" block. This is the ultimate solution to avoid running out of gas. Also available with OPTIONAL longer Low Pressure AGA gas service hoses.

Wt. 7#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


  • Dual Tank Auto Changeover Low Pressure Regulator with SS hoses

    COM-AC-SS Dual Tank Auto Changeover Low Pressure Regulator with (2) - 24" 3/8" ID SS Overbraid Stainless Steel High Pressure Hoses with Green Acme Safety Tank Connectors with Back Check Flow  Prevention, Stainless Steel Overbraid Low Pressure Outlet Hose. No tanks included.

 

$194.95

 

 

COM5 - Low Pressure PRESET Regulator

  COM5

COM5 - Low Pressure PRESET regulator (6 oz, 11" WC), POL tank fitting, and a 3/8" ID UL approved AGA hose with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel connection.


160,000 btu/hr maximum output.


►   Green Acme wrench-less safety tank connector is available as an Option at an additional charge.


Wt. 1#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


 

$39.95

 

 

COM5-UL - Low Pressure PRESET Regulator with UL Approved Ball Valve

  COM5-UL

COM5-UL - Low Pressure PRESET regulator (which reduces the tank pressure to (6 oz, 11" WC), POL tank fitting, UL approved ball valve for positive shut off, and a 3/8" ID UL approved AGA hose with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel connection.


160,000 btu/hr maximum output.


►   Green Acme wrench-less safety tank connector is available as an Option at an additional charge.


Wt. 2#. Free shipping to the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


 

$48.95

 

 

COM5-GRN  - Low Pressure, High Output, PRESET Regulator, with Green Acme Tank Fitting

  COM5-GRN

COM5-GRN  -  Low Pressure, high output PRESET regulator
(
6 oz, 11" WC) with a GREEN Acme tank fitting, and a
3/8" ID UL approved AGA hose with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel end. Other hose lengths available 10ft, 12ft, 15ft, 20ft and in Stainless Steel overbraid.


■   160,000 btu/hr maximum output, for low pressure applications
     requiring higher gas volume output. 

■   The Green Acme is a wrench-less, right hand tank connector
     with excess flow prevention and a thermally sensitive sleeve.


Wt. 1#.  Free shipping to the 48 contiguous U.S. States.

 

$51.95

 

 

COM5-GRN-UL - Low Pressure, High Output, PRESET Regulator with GREEN Acme Tank Fitting

  COM5-GRN-UL

COM5-GRN UL - Low Pressure, high output PRESET regulator (6 oz, 11" WC), GREEN Acme Type I tank fitting, UL approved ball valve for positive shut off, and a 3/8" ID UL approved AGA hose with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel connection.


■    160,000 btu/hr maximum output, regulator and hose designed for low
pressure applications requiring higher gas volume output.

■    UL-approved ball valve for positive shut-off.

■    The Green Acme safety fitting enables wrenchless tank connections by hand tightening only.


Wt. 2#. Free shipping to the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


 

$60.95

 

 

COM5-D  Low Pressure PRESET Regulator Dual Hose Combo

  COM5-D

COM5-D - Low Pressure PRESET regulator (6 oz, 11 " WC), two ball valves for control of gas through each hose, POL tank fitting and two 3/8" ID UL approved AGA hoses, each with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel connections.


►    160,000 btu/hr maximum output.


►    The Green Acme wrench-less safety tank connector is available as an Option at an additional charge.


Wt. 3#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


 

$69.95

 

 

COM5-D-GRN - Low Pressure PRESET Regulator Dual Hose Combo,with Green Acme Tank Fitting

  COM5-D-GRN

COM5-D- GRN - Low Pressure PRESET regulator (6 oz, 11 " WC), two ball valves for control of gas through each hose, POL tank fitting and two 3/8" ID UL approved
AGA hoses, each with 3/8" F SAE gas flare swivel connections, with a Green Acme tank fitting.


►    160,000 btu/hr maximum output.


Wt. 3#. Free shipping within the 48 contiguous U.S. States.


 

$81.95

 

 

If you would like a your low pressure regulator customized with other hoses or quick connect fittings give us a call:  
713 222 0077, in Houston, Texas