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Old 03-27-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Propane line block

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I have never seen this before. It looks like a chunk of fine sand or clay in the propane line at the tank connection. This would be on my 1984 Bigfoot with dual tanks. It looks like both tanks feed the regulator ( no switch between tanks that I can find).

I am working my way slowly through this new to us f/g and this is part of the process...closely examining all gas connections, appliances etc. I will pipe goop all joints, check w soapy water etc if I start replacing things but for now just wondering if this blockage in my line looks like this...the other tank connection looks normal.





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Old 03-27-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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Dual lines and regulator.
Ps I know folks are leery to provide gas advice and I respect that. I'm going to the appliance shop when they are open, just have a few minutes and pretty curious.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:14 PM   #3
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It looks like the line was disconnected a dirt daubers have been at work here.

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Old 03-27-2016, 05:17 PM   #4
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Gas fittings are a flare fitting . You are not supposed to use pipe dope or goop on a flared fitting .The seal is designed to be metal to metal.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:16 AM   #5
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It looks like the line was disconnected a dirt daubers have been at work here.

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The color looks correct for mud daubers. If you stick a small pointed metal object in it (e.g., Phillips screwdriver) and twist, and the material is crumbly and gritty, that is likely what it is. Keep the fitting facing down when you do so to keep any loosened material from moving further into the tube. Better yet, remove it all together to try cleaning it.


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The Barron is right on. Never leave a connection off and unprotected.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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The best thing is to remove the line, clean it and blow it out with compressed air.
Washing it with soapy water might help too.
Try to keep the dirt out of the propane system will save time later.


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Agree with all the good advice above. To include that it was probably dirt daubers.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:14 PM   #9
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When we disconnect our propane tank lines , I take a plastic bag and place it over the exposed end of the hose and tyrap the bag to the hose . I sometimes use one of our trailer's propane tanks on our gas grill both at home and on the road leaving the hose end exposed . The bag keeps bugs ,dirt and rain from getting in the hose. Maybe overkill but it works for me. Bugs and dirt can plug up burner orifices and cause problems . The bag is a simple and cheap solution IMHO
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Burner offices are measured in microns so even a hair on your head would plug one up and that would be most difficult to troubleshoot.

Personally, if it were mine and it was a short hose, I would just replace it or put a propane filter at the distant end after I cleaned the hose. You can get a propane filter at Tractor Supply or Northern Tools, it is made and sold under the Buddy Heater brand.
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For the little those cost I'd just change the regulator & lines and be done with it.
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Propane is not something for a non-certified person to be messing with unless you like loud noises and watching your trailer go boom.
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Propane is not something for a non-certified person to be messing with unless you like loud noises and watching your trailer go boom.
And every time you change out your tank you should ONLY have it done by a certified technician who will also do a full inspection, checking for obstructions and making sure it does not leak.

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And every time you change out your tank you should ONLY have it done by a certified technician who will also do a full inspection, checking for obstructions and making sure it does not leak.

That's called "taking things to extreme". But you can do that if you like.
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