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Old 09-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #15
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Doing propane as a maintenance man, at remote cabins, we always used soft copper tubing, flare fittings and heavy duty flare nuts, designed for propane lines. The propane delivery company would come out and pressure test our lines, and were very happy with my work. At least in Oregon, this was the proper way to do things. No form of tape or pipe thread compound is needed on proper flare fittings. It's a different story on threaded joints though.

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:10 PM   #16
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We replaced all of the propane lines in our Boler, they had some cracks and were badly located.
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I'm going to be replacing my lines, and I'd like to ask you a few questions, if you wouldn't mind. I'll start a new thread.

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Old 09-21-2009, 02:44 PM   #17
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Doing propane as a maintenance man, at remote cabins, we always used soft copper tubing, flare fittings and heavy duty flare nuts, designed for propane lines. The propane delivery company would come out and pressure test our lines, and were very happy with my work. At least in Oregon, this was the proper way to do things. No form of tape or pipe thread compound is needed on proper flare fittings. It's a different story on threaded joints though.

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I replaced soft copper tubing in my house ; it tested fine, come to find out it was the stove that had the leak. It's gone now and new one in it's place; now everything tests just fine. (A lot of copper went to salvage yard on that deal. )
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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Finally, I got time to get the gas line fixed and back in the trailer, I couldn't find them, Asked DW..."Oh , I took them to re-cycle, You said they were broken." Now I have to replace tubing as well as just the fittings. ( that is what you get with a wife who works at a re-cycle center
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:33 AM   #19
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Doing propane as a maintenance man, at remote cabins, we always used soft copper tubing, flare fittings and heavy duty flare nuts, designed for propane lines. The propane delivery company would come out and pressure test our lines, and were very happy with my work. At least in Oregon, this was the proper way to do things. No form of tape or pipe thread compound is needed on proper flare fittings. It's a different story on threaded joints though.

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I see that the problem here is the fittings and not the tubing, I haven't seen the nuts split like that before. The only thing that comes to mind is overtightening. However, when replacing the lines ....
PLEASE NOTE!!! Soft copper comes in two common types at your typical mega hardware store. One suitable for gas and one suitable for water. The gas line is heavier guage and is clearly labeled on the box. Also it costs more. Also, a proper single flaring tool should be used, which is usually available at the same store.
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Looks like you found a great little rig, and it's coming along. Looks like it was pretty well equipped too, for a Compact Jr, with the oven, heater, and refrigerator, excellent!
Keep on posting, I'm sure we're all very eager to keep watching your progress.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:42 AM   #21
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Joe,
It is not so well equipped any more, the refrigerator was removed before we got it. (But I have the booklet for it , so know what to look for to replace it with. ) I may just take to one out of tent trailer (top will not pop-up any more).
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:00 AM   #22
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I saw your before pictures-thought I was looking at our before pictures. Same green oven and same heater and cabinets. We have put in a new refrigerator, new cushion covers. I was going to paint the oven but haven`t yet. Going to use the oven for storage. Not going to use propane so will take out the furnance, more storage space. Will also do some new wiring and plumbing (hubby`s job). New canvas top and decals before June. Getting her all fixed up for the Kansas Rally.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:32 PM   #23
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Hi Richard,
Where are you planning to get decals? I have a Compact II that needs new ones.

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:39 AM   #24
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Where are you planning to get decals? I have a Compact II that needs new ones.

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Scott S created a file you can take to a sign shop. Put the PDF on a disk/CD... don't take a printed copy. A sign shop can open the file and make what you need. Click this topic:
Compact II vinyl logo, note the ones he had made are all gone and no longer available.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:21 PM   #25
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Does anyone have a pic of the colors used on the side placques? Mine are restorable but all white plastic
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:15 AM   #26
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I think all "Compact Jr." name plaques were originally white with black lettering. Mine are white even though they're on a trailer that was originally green.
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Well, I tried something that was suggested on another site. Get my hands on a low power pressure washer, after bushing the trailer with a 'Tide' solution, waiting half hour washed it off with 800 psi washer (staying clear of all openings) Before and after first try Paint is still peeling, I'm going to bush some more 'Tide' on
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Sorry-I don`t know how I missed this post.
We are going to a local sign shop, I think, I believe it is Fastsign. I have also seen many neat decals on ebay.but like to see them in person. We have the Compact Jr. plaque on the camper but want some neat decals on the side.

Going to get new canvas replacement for the top in a color but not sure which color. A gal that does upholstery and has done much work for our family will make the top replacement for us. Have been doing research on rip stop material. Not sure what we will get right now but need to get something quick. Has anyone got any ideas?

When I can get hubby to load the pictures I want to show off our Compact Jr. A relative said why share pictures with the others on the site-they know what the camper looks like. They obviously don`t know anything about owning a fiberglass rv.
These little trailers become part of you and your family and owners personalize them inside and out-we really like our little compact condo!


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