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Old 06-29-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Squirrels eating my LP gas Line

Has anyone have/had this problem. We have an RPod 178 (1 1/2 months old. I just replaced the line from the LP bottle to the regulator with a braided line. Does anyone know what size th male connectors are for the line that comes out of the regulator to the first connection underneath ?
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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Never had a squirrel eat a propane line but did have one bite into a high pressure line on one of our aerial bucket trucks at work, the line was between the holding valve and the lift cylinder, 2800 psi sure blows a squirrel apart !!!
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That's one way to get rid of them
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:17 PM   #4
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Never had a squirrel eat a propane line but did have one bite into a high pressure line on one of our aerial bucket trucks at work, the line was between the holding valve and the lift cylinder, 2800 psi sure blows a squirrel apart !!!
I hope to shout!

And no, I'm not even sure if on could get in there to chew on a line the underbelly is enclosed.
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Never had a squirrel eat a propane line but did have one bite into a high pressure line on one of our aerial bucket trucks at work, the line was between the holding valve and the lift cylinder, 2800 psi sure blows a squirrel apart !!!
Are you sure that wasn't a possum??
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Possums don't usually gnaw as they aren't rodents. If you want to keep rodents away, put out some moth balls. That will do the trick. We keep them hanging under the hood of our vehicles in tea strainers to make sure mice and squirrels don't chew up anything. They got into the wiring on my wife's last car and cost me $800 in repairs!
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:27 PM   #7
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Possums don't usually gnaw as they aren't rodents. If you want to keep rodents away, put out some moth balls. That will do the trick. We keep them hanging under the hood of our vehicles in tea strainers to make sure mice and squirrels don't chew up anything. They got into the wiring on my wife's last car and cost me $800 in repairs!
That's good advice, the possum thing is kind of a running joke I have with Skip
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10-4 Sorry about that. My wife and I grew up in Texas and were very surprised (and upset) by the folks from up north who live here in Orlando and think possums and armadillos are bad things. I keep telling them possums will keep poisonous snakes away but they just think they're gigantic rats or something. The mothballs do work, though, on any rodents I've seen. We ordered several SS tea strainers on Amazon, filled them with moth balls and clipped the chains to various lines or whatever under the hood. You have to replenish them from time to time but it keeps the chewing down without harming anything. Thanks for letting me know about the inside joke. Have a great day!
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You guys hijacked this thread in .07 seconds- a new world record!

Sorry Lillypad I don't know what size the fitting you ask about is.... I'll guess 1/2" NPT but it's purely a guess. Take the fitting in question to the hardware store or better
yet to your local LP dealer and they should be able to help you.
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