Propane leak? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-29-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 30
Hi all,

Anyone out there have knowledge of the propane system on a 13' Scamp, circa 1977?

We cut the stove line, and need to terminate it properly, still not sure how to do this.

Our stove top does not work, there is an audible leak in the propane system, any tips on how to troubleshoot?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Kate Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Arizona
Posts: 1,828
Kate,

We'll need more info and perhaps some pics would help as well.

In my 81 Scamp 13 I have a T in the propane line behind the refrigerator to split off to refig and stove top.
Pretty easy to troubleshoot gas systems. Mix a cup of dishwashing detergent and water. Keep it on the soapy side and get a toothbrush. Turn the system on and starting at the tank soap all the connections. The leak will blow bubbles like a 3 year old.. Not a bad idea to take all your connections apart at this point, wrap new gas tape on, tighten them up and soap test.

Of course you'll need to terminate your stove line first and not really sure from your description what you need. To terminate a copper gas line you'll need a flair tool and the proper fixtures for the end. Flair tools are about $40 up. Simpler is to get the flexible gas line in the water heater section of hardware store and run a new piece from the T to the stove. They already have the terminations on both ends, just need to get the correct size.
__________________

__________________
Owner:
Fiberglass-RV-4Sale.com
Scamp Owners International
2015 Escape 19 & 1997 Scamp 19
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 04:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: Boler 13 ft / 31 ft Holiday Rambler
Maine
Posts: 1,135
Simpler is to get the flexible gas line in the water heater section of hardware store and run a new piece from the T to the stove. They already have the terminations on both ends, just need to get the correct size.
[/quote]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Greg & Kate
Word of warning if your talking about the metal flexable gas lines I got one not reading the lable first and after taking it home I read on it that it is not to be installed in an RV.
Gerry the canoebuilder
__________________
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 08:34 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Trailer: U-Haul CT13
Posts: 7
No need to be afraid of propane - get educated and keep your eyes, nose and ears open. Don't use any tape on copper on copper fittings, threaded or flared. I bought an excellent propane gauge from Uhaul to watch when the tank gets low, but the best use I've found is for checking for leaks anywhere in the system. I've looked at other gauges, and not seen that feature. About $20.
__________________
phil clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
propane


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are there any 9V battery propane leak alarms? bcomnes Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 01-16-2010 08:17 AM
Casita Propane Leak Detector Alarm David A. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 02-11-2009 08:26 AM
Propane leak? Carol Crawley Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 05-10-2008 11:29 AM
Leak Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 06-27-2003 04:14 PM
Propane Leak Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 04-24-2003 06:26 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.