OK, a big THANK YOU to all of the awesome colleagues out there who submitted advice to help me with my propane
issue. I have an older Burro
that I am restoring and I could not figure out why the gas wasn't flowing into the cooktop. I repalced the tank, the two stage regulator, and the hose leading to the 3/8 inch copper pipe. Still nothing. Then I removed a section of the rigid copper pipe at the joint and used wire to inspect the inside. Sure enough, some insect had built a mud nest inside the pipe! I had to ream it out several times and tap it on the cement driveway but I removed a big plug as long as a peanut from the pipe. I reconnected everything with a little tape around the threads and attached the flared fittings and BINGO! Gas! The stove lites beautifully now! I would have never thought that an insect could get inside an almost closed system but somehow they migrate down the burner outlets into the pipe and they find a very comfortable, dark dry home to live and nest in!
I wish I had down this first, it would have saved me almost $100 in needless part replacements but at least now my entire propane
system is new. THANKS TO EVERYONE. If you have this same issue, you can't get you propane
to flow..........inspect the flexible rubber hoses and the rigid copper pipe. It could be that you have the same issue I had.
Thanks Again Everyone!