Notes on a Propane Regulator
A note to American owners of this Flavel cooker. The time
will come when the propane tank regulator will need replacement. The pressure required to operate this unit is specified as 37 mbar for Propane. A conversion to PSI is required for Americans. 37 mbar converts to .5 PSI. I repeat ..... 1/2 PSI.
If replacing the old propane regulator, Ace hardware or any local hardware store will sell propane regulators. Make sure you buy the proper size!!!! Again 1/2 PSI is all that is required.
I discovered this the hard way by not paying attention to what the hardware store clerk selected as a new propane regulator. I then spent 30 days plugging every 'leak' around the valves in the stove when the 20 PSI regulator he sold me shot flames everywhere. Yes, I removed the stove from the boat before firing her up...but I still singed my eyebrows. One more thing... standard wheel bearing grease worked just fine for repacking the burner controls (the stove uses this grease in place of proper seals).
This old stove now works flawlessly.--- Rick
The Flavel Vanessa Manual