Hot showers forever!

或者直到那个昂贵的水压系统突然但不可避免的背叛,无论如何。

今天早上我对自己很满意。现在伊恩家唯一使用丙烷的就是热水器。厨房炉子的煤气马上就关了,因为我不想把丙烷花在一个无用的炉子上。所以我确切地知道丙烷瓶是什么时候吸空的:它是在昨天晚上的天雨中吸空的。但是,呵呵,我当时没有注意到,因为这并不重要。

This morning while taking Tobie on his long walkie, I saw at a glance…


…that the indicator on my brand-new bypass regulator had turned red. Empty bottle! Been waiting for that: It was nearly empty when I put it back online. In fact it lasted longer than I expected.

So during morning chores I threw a third 20# bottle – from my barbecue, which I never use – into the Jeep, adding it to the shower propane rotation.


I can fill the empty at my leisure, and running out of hot shower water is no longer a worry.

Me so smart!

I was late in my conversion to the Church of the Bypass Regulator, as applied to a handmade house. I always thought of them as an RV thing. Should have put one on the kitchen propane at the very start, because it invariably got me out in the cold and dark on the most frigid morning in the winter before I could make coffee. But that was a rare and tolerable hassle. I didn’t decide the matter was important until the winter of ’17, after the bedroom addition and that wonderful vented heater. When that bottle sucked dry it was an enormous hassle. So the following summer I put a bypass regulator on the bedroom propane. Then I figured, what the hell? Why not do the same thing for the kitchen stove? Now I consider them pretty much standard equipment.

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3 Responses to Hot showers forever!

  1. Robert 说:

    I’ve often worried about whether there will enough gas in that 20# bottle to bring my passel of meat products to juicy, charred fruition on the grill. Bypass regulator: what a concept!

  2. 说:

    上网有着巨大的优势,除了不能生活在华丽的孤独中。我的烤架连接着源源不断的天然气供应。没有坦克!

  3. 杰弗里 说:

    Joel,一个很好的公共服务就是列出您使用的旁通调节器的品牌和型号以及特定的配件尺寸。我们中可能有很多人需要这些信息。

与异教徒同甘共苦!