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Old 08-28-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
Trailer: Boler
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In the process of rehabing our Boler,I'm faced with replacement of the regulator and would also like to re-do the hoses.I have no idea as to costs of materials(as the son of a former Consumer's Gas employee,ain't NO way I'll do ANY gas-related tinkering.Experts are out there!),so wondering if any of the other Canucks on this forum have gone this route and done the repacement.
Appreciate any advice as to costs.I believe my wife is waiting for me to conk her over the head and steal her wallet to cover expense,but,for the moment,I've promised her that won't happen.Sell her cats,maybe...
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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I did it Rick,
Used the pro's. They installed 2 new flex lines from the tanks to the new switchover regulator and all the copper lines and fittings from the regulator back. Plus they removed the fridge to bench test, replacing some parts and adjust, they tested cleaned and inspected the furnace and stove. Then provided training on the safe operation of all of it. Total was about $900 including parts, labour and taxes. (about 1/2 of that was for the fridge)
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:10 AM   #3
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Back to the future...

Hi, 7 years after this original conversation but the topic is still germane....

I'm in Ottawa. About to buy a '73 that totally needs new gas lines (old ones detached). And I SO don't have that handy gene... the cheque writing gene I guess... So I'm quite clear that I need help and happy to have professionals do it for me, but don't want to be going about it 'wrong' as it were... Like, who do I go to? I have a newish furnace (10 years), so don't even have a usual gas co... Do I go to the local big RV place? Do I go to a vehicle repair place? Somewhere else altogether?

Any suggestions gratefully received...
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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For gas lines I'd want an RV shop. I prefer to avoid the big ones. Do you know any other local RV owners who might provide recommendations?
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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I would call a large propane sales place and ask for suggestions and recommendations. The wholesale propane dealer here also sells to retail customers. Copper tubing for propane can be different tan the tubing purchased at a big box store.
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:17 PM   #6
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Trailer repairs

We had our fridge pilot light and burner cleaned and adjusted, stove burners cleaned, and old line under trailer flushed out and cleaned. The lines under the trailer had a black wax like substance in them residue from the propane. Some replacement smaller lines as the no longer allow joints inside trailer. Cost was about $100 then purchased new furnace $1600 with install and new Water tank $425 with install all prices do not include tax's Also replaced all copper water lines with pex and new taps at sink and shower additional cost. Right now working on fixing cracks, etc. and gelcoat repairs plus new window drains etc.

P.S. I cut the hole for new water tank and installed it did the custom line bends with double flare: had gas specialist hook up the connections. The furnace I cut the new exhaust hole old furnace was vertical new is horizontal so some fill in above and below new inlet and exhaust. Used the saved material from the water heater cut out for filling in around exhaust. Each new unit uses different size holes and in same area. Will soon tackle the range hood

Will take out and fix the grey water tank after the outside and windows are done.

Hope this helps
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:30 PM   #7
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Thanks, all, I feel like I at least have a place to start from in planning and understanding and getting done and just maybe eventually doing myself!
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:27 AM   #8
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,,,I replaced most of my propane copper pipes and fittings. Did it myself with stainless steel pipes. Some fittings were bought from Home Depot. All installed and tested with soap water spraying while pumping air in at 100psi. It will last for another....50years I think. Share...
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