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Old 12-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #15
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that's good... I just thought it wouldn't hurt to mention it, since they concerned me. I just ordered a 12' hose w/regulator on Amazon.

So can you use one regulator and put the T on that? Or should we use 2 different regulators for the 2 lines?

Thanks again for all the advice!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:29 AM   #16
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My "T" on the outside tank is before the regulator so i have a low pressure regulator on the tank side of the rubber hose and that regulator goes into the "T" on the outside tank "T". If you "T" in after the regulator on the trailer ( which is a different type of fitting) then you won't need another regulator as it is already on low pressure (which is what the heater needs).....
To make things really simple sometimes i just bring an extra 20lb tank from home and just put my regulator and rubber hose into that extra tank........ There are so many ways to do this and this is just one of many.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #17
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Joe, could you tell me more about the part that connects the hose to the heater? I will probably need one of those too.
Thanks for the pix!
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #18
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Joe, could you tell me more about the part that connects the hose to the heater? I will probably need one of those too.
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That part that connects the rubber hose to the heater is nothing more than a homemade "L" .... Looking at the picture below you will see the 90 degree elbow which hooks to a piece of copper tubing that is sandwitched in between the two fittings. The hose I bought at Tractor supply and can be hooked to your heater without the "L" (the rubber hose end is the same fitting size that is at the end of my "L")....that part just happened to be on the heater when i purchased it used and i almost didn't use it as it wasn't needed.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:22 PM   #19
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #20
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That part that connects the rubber hose to the heater is nothing more than a homemade "L" .... Looking at the picture below you will see the 90 degree elbow which hooks to a piece of copper tubing that is sandwitched in between the two fittings. The hose I bought at Tractor supply and can be hooked to your heater without the "L" (the rubber hose end is the same fitting size that is at the end of my "L")....that part just happened to be on the heater when i purchased it used and i almost didn't use it as it wasn't needed.
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The "factory version" of that is available from Camco Manufacturing, which sells the Wave heaters. To quote their description: 90 degree elbow, 3/8" SAE mail with 3/8" SAE female connector. Full 360 degree swivel." Part number is 57633. I'm using one at each end of my copper line; one at the heater and one where I'm teeing into the existing system. At the heater end, it makes it possible to convert the side exiting connector to one that aims straight back, or up, or whatever you choose, in very little space. Cost is 11.95 plus shipping, so they're a bit pricey, but they have advantages in close quarters. Phone number to order is 800 334 2004. www.uscatalytic.com, but their website is not very good. You might search and find a better deal. They're not available at Lowes, but haven't checked elsewhere.

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You might search and find a better deal. They're not available at Lowes, but haven't checked elsewhere.

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Just found this by entering "Olympian 57633" in Google. Not sure the link will work by the time it's posted. Either way, if you get to this site, you can see a picture of it.

http://www.folandsales.com/catalog.asp?pro...;showprevnext=1

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #22
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Thanks Parker! Saves us the trouble of finding it. Much appreciated!
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I also saved that link as it may come in handy
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #24
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Well, it turns out we DO have a leak in the original copper line that runs to the stove. I had a feeling something was not up to par. Gotta trust that gut feeling! We plan to run new lines sometime in the near future, luckily we have a coleman stove to use in the mean time.

We did successfully hook up and fire up our "new" wave 3, and it works like a charm!! Very toasty!
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Hi there,

I am trying to put a T in a rubber propane hose. I thought I could find a brass barbed T with 1/4 inside diameter. NO luck!!!! Anybody have a source?

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I am trying to put a T in a rubber propane hose. I thought I could find a brass barbed T with 1/4 inside diameter. NO luck!!!! Anybody have a source?

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I, too, have not found one. You may have to obtain either a 1/8" or 1/4" brass pipe tee and then use pipe threaded barb fittings like I had to do. Larry
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I, too, have not found one. You may have to obtain either a 1/8" or 1/4" brass pipe tee and then use pipe threaded barb fittings like I had to do. Larry


Thank you!!!! So I use a pipe T and then use a barbed/threaded fitting to connect hose?

OK. Now to find the T and three barbed on one end threaded on the other fittings.

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Old 12-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #28
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Found the fittings today at Home Despot. Will try to hook it all up as soon as the temps get above 50 again.

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