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    Default Max 5000 regulator

    I need to replace a regulator on one of my Max 5000's, but I have been unable to find a like regulator on the web. It appears I'm going to have to order a different style of regulator but am unable to determine anything about the original since it has absolutely no markings other than a stamped number 6... or 9. I've been to half a dozen different supply houses and all I've got is blank looks. I know this isn't rocket science, but does anyone know if that is a low or high pressure regulator? I would assume low, but the red knob has me wondering if it's following the general rule of red being a high pressure regulator.

    Better yet... anyone just want to tell me where to get a new regulator they know will work?

    I'm wondering if this will work: http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-...jXDxoCdNzw_wcB

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    -BB

    BTW...I believe it is the regulator at issue because I simply swapped it with my other one and it works flawlessly. For now. haha
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    O2 or propane?
    O2 should be easy
    Propane, McMaster Carr might have one or get a Coleman stove regulator.
    Coleman is fixed but will work.
    PM me if this doesn't work.
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    ..Propane.

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    Try the Coleman and adjust the O2 accordingly
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    WJTB23, thank you for the pm and link. Sorry I couldn't pm you back, but it appears the administrator has it set so that a registered user has to have at least 10 post to be able to utilize pm's. So you get a public, "thank you".

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    Thank you, too, Raymond Little. I went with the Smith Little Torch Propane Regulator. Cost a little more, but the quality appears that it may be better long-term. Who knows. I may try the Coleman on my next one and see it there's really any difference in the two.

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    A final update on this for anyone needing the info down the line... The $45 Smith Little Torch Propane Regulator, that also needs a 1/4" brass coupling available at lowes for about $3, gave me fits with consistency. Sometimes it shot fine, sometimes not at all. I don't know if it is a defective regulator or just the wrong type. (So I returned it after the following...)

    I decided to try the fixed Coleman regulator suggested above and saw I could buy that locally at Cabelas or Academy for about the same $20 price I could order it online for. When I went to Academy I saw they also had a Megellan branded "Regulated Converter" that was adjustable AND only $13. All I have to do was unscrew the aluminum pipe from it and screw it onto the factory fitting on the max. I ran a couple dozen rounds through it today with no problem.

    Bottom line: For $12.99 plus tax, get you a Magellan Regulated Converter from Academy on the aisle with all of the Coleman cook stoves and accessories. Good luck!

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