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I have built a raku kiln and  believe the regulator is bad, is the regulator off of the bar-Q the same? Can I take that regulator from the BBQ and use it on the raku kiln?

Dear Donald,

Thank you for your recent question. A regulator isn't part of a raku kiln, but part of the propane tank. Regulators are based on the size of the tank. Therefore, if you are using a 20 lb propane tank on your raku kiln and the propane tank on your barbecue is 20 lbs, then yes they are the same.

To assist you in learning about propane regulators, I have located an online resource site that explains low pressure regulators.

If the regulator in the photo looks like the one on both of your tanks, then you can interchange them.

I hope this helps you. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me again any time. I am always at your service. Good luck!

Ms. Ti Phillips
Earth Stoke 'N Fire Pottery Studio and Artist Retreat  


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Will answer any questions on hand building, wheel, glaze, firing. Speciality questions to include those in glaze calculation and development, firing techniques. Please do not send questions on identifying pottery. Although I would love to add this to my question topics, I have a retreat to run as well as the studio and volunteering on AllExperts, and therefore do not have the available time to research indentification and marks. Thank you for understanding.


Experience includes 30 years in pottery design and education. Have taught online and studio classes worldwide for the last 20 years. Own a pottery retreat specializing in firing techniques. Have 12 years solid experience in glaze calculation and formulation as well as problem solving in glaze chemistry. I am the first potter in the United States to have developed a complete package of pottery equipment blueprints for a studio. The blueprints include wheels, kilns, studio furniture, wedgeboards, raku kilns, slab rollers, ball mills and studio tools.

Alliance of Pottery Artists Worldwide Association

Ceramic Industry - PPP Wyndstryder Press - Pottery Journal

University of Sciences and Art's of Oklahoma, studied under Professor Jaymes Dudding.

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Potter of the year with APAWA, various awards for showmanship and design.

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