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Old 04-21-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hi, does anyone know if there are any standards or regulations around using rubber propane hose rather than copper tubing?

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:11 PM   #2
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Call the place where you get your tanks filled. Many are certified to make proper hoses.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:28 AM   #4
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Colin, my local gas company who dilivers propane to my house makes up hoses.
Rubber hoses will vibrate and if it's touching anything, over time it will ware a hole in it.
My opinion is to use the stainless gas line with the Yellow jacket with flared connections. I personally use the high shouldered nuts on these flared fittings, for better staybility
If not comfortable doing this job, get a profesional.
Always test gas lines after working on them and over the course of the season I will test them...just takes a few minutes.
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LPG part standards or regulations...

To answer the OP's question,

1. The RVIA adopted National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles (in the US) as its standard for manufacturing vehicles. The latest revision of this standard is dated 2015, but that requires creating a login. I looked at the 2005 revision.

2. NFPA 1192 (2005) Chapter 5.3 identifies requirements for use of steel pipe, copper lines and "flexible non-metallic tubing or hose".

3. NFPA 1192 (2005) Chapter 5.3.2.5 indicates that "flexible nonmetallic tubing or hose shall be either listed and used with listed fittings or part of a listed assembly".

4. NFPA 1192 (2005) Section 5.3.13 provides specific installation requirements for flexible non-metallic tubing or hose.

5. Looking at the Marshall Excelsior catalog of LPG fittings, prefab hoses, prefab copper pigtails, etc, their hoses (p. 160) are UL and CGA approved. Their prefab copper pigtails (p. 159) are UL tested and listed.
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NFPA 1192 Section 5

NFPA 1192 Section 5 appears to provide pretty comprehensive requirements for selecting material for, and installing LP systems in RVs. This information is useful if you need a general understanding for propane work to be done on your FGRV.
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