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Old 10-04-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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LP Gas Lines

The LP gas lines under the 77 Argosy all have shut-off valves where they enter the body to each appliance. Was this "factory" design or were the safety valves something a PO installed? I used a pair of pliers and couldn't get the valves to budge to open. So, I have yet to check for propane leaks or operation of any appliances.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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The valves where the lines enter the belly pan is the standard. The theory here is that the valve is the most likely place for a leak to happen. Leaks would go onto the ground and not into the trailer. The stove line is not under the trailer, but inside the stove. Not sure why this one is different. Good luck with your valves.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #3
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I also think that the theory might have included the safety factor with being able to go outside to shut the appliances off of course every vintage unit I have ever seen the valves are solidly stuck in the on postionbut I guess that is why there are valves on the tank FWIW I will probably replace mine, just for convenience sake. It makes it easier if you need to isolate a piece of equipment without shutting down say the furnace in the dead of winter.

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With newer flex or rubber lines now on the market can they be used to go up thru the belly pan, then floor?
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With newer flex or rubber lines now on the market can they be used to go up thru the belly pan, then floor?
The line thru the floor should be solid copper. I would check and see what the current RVIA(?) code is. As far as I know the rubber lines are only supposed to be used at the tank to regulator connection. There are a couple different types of copper tubing IIRC they are K,L, and M. They have different wall thicknesses. At one time they used to specify a tin lined copper tubing but I haven't seen that stuff in years. Typically a gas system will be plumbed with one of the 3 with K being the stiffest and M being the softest. Then you can get into the differences between annealed and drawn BTW I use what I buy at my local home improvement center typically the stuff in the rolls...

I suspect the general idea is to minimize the number of connections inside the unit in an attempt to avoid deady gas leaks. In most SOB's there is a black iron pipe run down one of the frame rails with the various appliances feeding off of it.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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The Range & Oven Work !!!!!!!!!!!!!

By talking to the previous owner, I discovered that they never used the range & oven. She stated that the oven has a bad gas leak. That is why it was shut off and never used. Too bad she never knew about the pilot light shutoff. The oven control was only in the off position. The writing on the knob was well worn away. I put a new valve in and tested lines and everything works perfectly. Next--- to check the furnace!
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