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How do I connect my Dometic Cooktop to my Propane Tank?

Posted by Ethan on

So you just bought a nice Dometic or SMEV propane cooktop to install in your van, but you don't know what's needed to connect it to your propane tank. It's fairly simple, the cooktop operates on low pressure propane (along with other RV appliances) and your propane tank releases high pressure propane. This means you will need to have the propane pass through a dual stage low pressure regulator before it reaches the cooktop.

For your safety, keep in mind propane is an explosive gas. This means you can possibly get hurt or cause damage if you don't know what your doing. Appliance installations should be performed by qualified personnel only and must conform to all relevant local authorities.

Here is a list of parts you will want to set up your system. The only thing you need to choose is the length of the hoses involved.

First off, you should have a refillable steel propane tank with a Type 1 connection. The most common tanks are 20 lbs. or 30 lbs. Here is a link to the smaller tanks we offer - Click Here.

Now, you will want a Type 1 Pigtail Propane Hose to connect the tank to the low pressure regulator - Click Here. An adapter fitting will be needed to connect the hose to the regulator - Click Here.

Next is the regulator. This depends on how many appliances you will be sending propane to. If you are only providing propane for the cooktop, then you will want the MEGR298L Low-Volume Propane Regulator. However if your supplying propane for more than one appliance like a water heater or refrigerator, then you will want the MEGR298 Propane Regulator. On both of these regulators, you can utilize the MEGR-900 Mounting Brackets.

Finally, your'll want another adapter fitting to connect a hose from the regulator to the cooktop - Click Here. The hose you will need is a standard LP Supply Hose. The length depends on your setup. This hose will connect to the 3/8" flared fitting on your cooktop.

Now you can open up the valve to allow the propane to flow and fire up your cooktop!

Keep in mind, this article is for informational purposes only. Panther RV Products does not guarantee this setup will work for your appliance. Nor do we guarantee this system will comply with your local codes. It is the responsibility of the reader to research installation information to ensure safety from damages or harm.

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