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Old 07-05-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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Definitively replace those drilled out pigtails.

Reading the article that Lou posted, combined with the 1 that I posted, gives me a better insight on how the whole system works. Until reading Lou's link, I did not know that we need to insert a pigtail on the cylinder to open up the OPD so there can be flow out of the cylinder. Knowing that now, maybe 1 of the 1st things we can advise members that can't get their propane flowing is to make sure the pigtail is screwed on hand tight.

According to paragraph 4 in Lou's link, I incorrectly used the word "tank" instead of "cylinder". We have removeable "cylinders" on our TTs and 5th wheels, but there are non-removeable "tanks" on motor homes.


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Old 08-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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i liked the propane 101. the only safety that i knew abt was the over fill protection.
we had blow out protection on sight glasses at work; wondered why they weren't used on travel trailers. apparently they are built into the system.

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:19 PM   #13
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Guys, please be careful with those pig's tails. If they move from one side to the other, gas will pass!

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