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Old 09-04-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Extended late season camping

I usually do a week long fall trip in NOV. And this is NOT the time to wake up at 4 in the morning with you propane dry and your furnace not running. I'm sure this has been asked before but how safe would it be to make a hose using a female ACME fitting, a 4-5' length of 1/4" LP hose, and a male ACME adaptor threading into one of the female feeders into the campers regulator? I'd like to use something like this to feed off of a 60 or 80LP tank and keep the tanks on the rig for reserve.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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That will work or you could buy a longer pigtail to screw directly into the regulator that eliminates a fitting. Would need to be 1/4" inverted flare for the regulator and normal pol for the tank. 60# and 100# cylinders are pol they do not use the QCC acme thread. PS been there done that ran out about 3am last October it got really brisk in the trailer.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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I'd like to avoid tampering with the regulator if possible. Loosening and tightening fittings promotes the risk of damaging the regulator with my kind of luck. Besides, I'd like to be able to hook up to my on board tanks quickly and preferably without tools.

I wasn't aware the fittings on the larger tanks were different. Can you tell me more about the fittings on the larger LP tanks?

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I feel like such a wuss... When I was younger I hunted from a primitive and uninsulated & unheated cabin with nothing but a mummy bag in December... Now I'm worried about running out of propane for my furnace. Oh how I fallen!
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60 and 100# cylinders use the old style female POL fitting. You could do your hose with male QCC on one end and male POL on the other. Just remember it will be under pressure if you have to dis-connect it.
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Just to be clear, this is the type of fitting your speaking of?
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Yes, That is called a POL fitting
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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Thanks. Electricity is my forte... Gas is a bigger mystery than the dark side of the moon.

BTY, any recommendations on a place to get a 60 lb tank at a fair price?
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If you want to own it, Tractor supply or Menards, If you want to rent/lease check with your local LP Gas dealer
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Yeah I think I'd rather own it. That way I've always got it on hand and ready. Thanks for the help.
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Manchester also makes a 50# cylinder might work well for you and be a little lighter weight wise
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