bulkhead regulator

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  1. surfbum

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    Hi
    Has anyone had problems with buklhead regulators. I have a swirt sundance 590 rs which didnt come with a gas bottle so i went and got one and fitted it. The gas came out very low at the cooker the flame was very poor ,now theres no gas getting thro at all .the swift is new to me,only had it a few weeks ,but its had its hab checks before we got it so assume it is a duff regulator.


    Cheers Keith.
     
  2. Techno

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    Are the manifold valves all open?
     
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    Yes .Even took the bottle back to boc they confermed it was full.
     
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    There is a purge button on the regulator itself, similar to the "Green button" on the crash pigtails. Press this a few times and see if it improves.
     
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    What model regulator is it, have you a picture?
     
  6. surfbum

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    number on is 0036.
     
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    On our 'Vorsprung Tecnik' 'van there is a button to press on the Reg. You have to 'press and hold' for 5-10secs with the gas bottle 'On' for gas to flow.
     
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    +1 for pushing the green button
     
  9. surfbum

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    On this one there is a tiny yellow button at the top of regulator abd at the bottom is a black plastic cap .neither will press in.
     
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    Is the hose clear, if removed can you blow through it?
     
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    Black cap is for Gas system testing.
     
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    Back to basics, the manifold is on but is the regulator switched on?
     
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    Not tried that Techno ,but will give it a go later on today. The motorhome is at my daugters house .
     
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    regulator does not have switch the bottle conector has the screw valve and that is open and manifold is open to cooker but turned off for fridge and boiler.
     
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    I think the hose is favourite (y) good luck
     
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    Techno ,How can you tell if it has a non return valve in it?. or not.
     
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    Is it different to this one? You can see the yellow switch above the black cap and the yellow buttons.
     
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    The valve is in the bottle end of the hose which is the rounded POL connector. If you look up it you will see it.
    From memory I think it can be unscrewed and discarded. Just a brass plunger and a spring.
    Either way blowing through it will highlight if there is a blockage
     
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    Hi zig Thats the very one .i will go and try the button On my van the the on off valve is round the back so didnt see it like your photo.
     
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