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Old 06-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Fitting Sealing

I've installed a quick disconnect line thru a hi pressure regulator to one of my propane tanks. It Tee's between the bottle and regulator. It works fine, but I always seem to get a faint gas odor whenever I open the bottle compartment. I used teflon tape on all of the brass pipe fittings. Is there a different type of sealing tape that should be used with propane?
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No not really, there are different densitys/thickness of tapes but they are mostly the same material. I prefer pipe dope (aka paste) its messier but does a better job. Your quick disconnect could be seeping. Mix up some dish soap and water and brush on all of your connections. It should show a bubble at the leak.
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I've installed a quick disconnect line thru a hi pressure regulator to one of my propane tanks. It Tee's between the bottle and regulator. It works fine, but I always seem to get a faint gas odor whenever I open the bottle compartment. I used teflon tape on all of the brass pipe fittings. Is there a different type of sealing tape that should be used with propane?
YES. They make a yellow Teflon tape for gas. (I also usually use the paste for gas.)
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Thanks for the responses. Looks like I need to do some more work.
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