Where to Buy? New propane lines, fittings, etc? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-12-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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I am getting a furnace to fight this awful summer hear in BC.

I have no furnace now.

I want to run new lines (and regulator) from my tank back to the stove and location for the furnace. Anyone know where I can by the line, parts, etc? I thought Princess Auto might have some but they do not. I really want to avoid an RV dealer on account of their 1000% mark up on anything and everything.

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Any decent hardware store should have what you're looking for. Most modern gas RV appliances use 3/8" compression or flared fittings. Either way, 12 feet (or so) of copper tube, a handful of brass fittings, and a roll of teflon tape should run you right around $20 USD.
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Any decent hardware store should have what you're looking for. Most modern gas RV appliances use 3/8" compression or flared fittings. Either way, 12 feet (or so) of copper tube, a handful of brass fittings, and a roll of teflon tape should run you right around $20 USD.
A quick note.... propane connections should be the double flare type---- compression fittings have a history of leaking compressed gases.... Larry
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and a roll of teflon tape should run you right around $20 USD.
I'm not an expert, but I read somewhere that regular white teflon tape was not recommended for gas connections (due to possible bits of teflon detaching and messing up the burner, I think?). I've been using the yellow gas line tape.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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i just had mine redone at the RV place i go to which i think is very reasonable... of course I have NO idea how to install stuff like that so let the experts do it.... I dont wanna blow up! LOL
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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thanks, I will have to check home depot then. Does home depot sell the flexible line that is required though and the regulators?

The RV places here in BC (Vancouver and Valley area) are rediculously over priced. I may have a plumber do the actual fittings for me but I want to install and run the lines.....How do the furnace lines run...do they just split off from the 2 burner stove propane line?

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Kurt, I 'think' you an I may be meeting up some time in the near future, LOL!!
Best WAIT till you get the blast furnace before you go making plans of where to get parts, don't go puddin the kart afore da horse, LOL!!!!!

....also ANY local gasfitter should be able to set you up with whatever you need.

I didn't know P/A HAD an outlet in Hope!!!!!!
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A quick note.... propane connections should be the double flare type---- compression fittings have a history of leaking compressed gases.... Larry

? ? ? double flare ? ? ?


I have the equipment for this, and even attempted it when we re-piped the propane into our rebuild. I wasn't happy with the surface contact between the flare and the fitting. When I asked my brother-in-law the plumber about the flare he told me that the single flare was all that would be needed. I attempted the single flare over and over again with no success. In the end I had the plumber come over with his tools and make the flares for me. The plumber's $20 flare tool beat out my $120 Snap-On flare tool hands down. Eight flares, and 1 hour later we were re-plumbed. Now I just have to come up with some sort of payment for him.
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Gas line teflon tape is yellow.

Direct Burry copper tube has a rubber coating. If I were to run the pipe under the rv, I would use this type of pipe and would still run it inside a PVC pipe for double insurance.

There is a special pipe sealant for gas. Mine was blue in color and was used by the gas people when they connected my water heater in the house on the flaired fitting. It eventually hardened up and I assume is used as a secondary safety measure.
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? ? ? double flare ? ? ?


It does take some practice....... <_< I have gotten so that I can even do steel brake lines. (and it is an inexpensive set, also) Larry
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