Off Season Modifications, Season One, Episode One:
Looking for information and suggestions on propane line Quick Connect for heater.
Objective: Install a Low Pressure Model 250 Quick Connect (QD)
Female Socket in my Scamp
16 (Layout four).
Background: I will be using an extension gas hose with a Wave heater
so I have some flexibility on where to install the QD socket. I do not want to do anything very permanent (at least right away) in case it does not work out as well as I expect. Also the heater will not be used very often, and most of the time it and the extension hose will be stored away.
I did not get the factory installed furnace
and as it turns out, Scamp
left a capped-off gas line in the sink cabinet. I guess they use pre-made gas lines and it’s easier to just leave any unused branches after capping them off. It seems then, that the best option is to install the QD on the end of the unused furnace
line inside the sink cabinet.
Questions 1 & 2: Has anyone installed a propane
quick connect in a Scamp
before? Does anyone use a portable Wave heater in a fiberglass trailer?
Question 3: What is the connection type where the line terminates (see photo)? It appears to be the same size and type of connection used throughout the Scamp, including the 3-way and 4-way Tees. I think I know what it is, but I am looking for confirmation. I think the QD is only available in 1/4 NPT so I am guessing an additional adapter will be required. And the proper way to install it?
Question 4: How can I (should I) mount the QD to the cabinet. I can attach a wooden mounting block with epoxy and glass mat but I do not find a bracket made for the QD.
Illustrative photos are here
BTW, I have am aware of the need to vent and the possible problem with condensation. I have made the decision to at least try the Wave heater so we can hopefully stay on topic in this thread. Also you can assume I am going to professionals for the install and this discussion is only so I can be sure that they do it right.