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Old 08-05-2022, 05:51 PM   #1
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Propane hose failed

I normally keep both propane tanks shut off while my camper is in storge. I turned one tank on to insure my fridge would work on propane before we left on a trip. I came back after a couple of days to find this and a empty tank. Glad it happened in storage and not on the road or while camping.
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:13 PM   #2
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Don't replace it with those premade pigtails you find everywhere. Go to your local propane distributor and get them to make you one. It will be better quality and probably cheaper
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:25 PM   #3
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You're going to replace both of them, right? That would have been scary if it happened on your trip.
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Good advice NMWildcat. I will have them made local. I did purchase two replacements but they just don't feel right, too much teflon tape to get them to seal.
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:44 PM   #5
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Propane Hose

I replaced both of ours from the tank to the regulator with the braided SS types found in the Lawn & Garden department at LOWE'S. They seem to seal without using any Teflon tape going into the regulator. In fact, by design, they shouldn't need any.

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I replaced both of ours from the tank to the regulator with the braided SS types found in the Lawn & Garden department at LOWE'S. They seem to seal without using any Teflon tape going into the regulator. In fact, by design, they shouldn't need any.

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If the pigtail ends in NPT fitting it certainly does require teflon tape or pipe sealant.

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Con...dp/B07ZCRFLHD/

Inverted flare fittings are metal to metal sealing and neither teflon tape nor pipe sealant should be used on them.
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:40 AM   #7
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The correct fitting is a reverse or inverted flair fitting. No tape or sealant is required.

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The correct fitting is a reverse or inverted flair fitting. No tape or sealant is required.



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Correct for what? Most RV propane regulators I have worked on have 1/4" and 3/8" inlet/outlet with NPT threads. Some regulators come with adapter or check valve fitting that has NPT on regulator side and flare on the other (pigtail side).
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Correct for what? Most RV propane regulators I have worked on have 1/4" and 3/8" inlet/outlet with NPT threads. Some regulators come with adapter or check valve fitting that has NPT on regulator side and flare on the other (pigtail side).
And the regulators that come with the adapters installed from the factory usually have red pipe sealant on the regulator side of the adapter.
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And the regulators that come with the adapters installed from the factory usually have red pipe sealant on the regulator side of the adapter.
Exactly
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