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Old 01-21-2006, 08:15 AM   #15
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Copper compression fittings vs. flare fittings

Thanks everyone for the input. Sounds like I better stay with flare fittings.

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Old 01-21-2006, 08:49 AM   #16
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While not necessary with copper like it is with steel, double flares provide a stronger, less likely to split flare. Personally, I always use double flares, and never have leak problems. It only takes an extra minute to do the double flare.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:32 AM   #17
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Wardinbb- I think you make an EXCELLENT point! That's what this forum is all about, alerting others and trying to help one another out....the GOOD SAM creedo John
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:35 AM   #18
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Tom W,

While single flares work, the current national gas codes spcify double flares for LP use, especially in TT's and MoHo's. Just trying to keep you around the orum for a while!
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:02 AM   #19
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Gotta ask and see

Gentlemen,
I would certainly appreciate seeing the image of a double flare and the tool that creates it.
Thanking you in advance for your kind attention to this matter.
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:49 AM   #20
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Never mind

I found it. So actually the flare is a 2 step process to create the joint. Here's the PIC I found illustrating the double flare. So to adapt one's present flare tool to a double flare, the first step inserts are all that are necessary?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:33 AM   #21
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. . . the first step inserts are all that are necessary?
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Yes. The height of the large end of the first step button is the gauge for setting the height of tubing above the flaring bar.
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Times change

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Tom W,

While single flares work, the current national gas codes spcify double flares for LP use, especially in TT's and MoHo's. Just trying to keep you around the orum for a while!
I understand completely. Thank you for your concern. Karma to you, sir for sharing today's code.

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Tom,

You are most welcome!
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:46 PM   #24
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My Overlander is home for the weekend. I think I will double check the lines going to the gas lamp before it goes back to storage. It never hurts to be sure, and what looks like a flare fitting to me may be another compression fitting.
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My Overlander is home for the weekend. I think I will double check the lines going to the gas lamp before it goes back to storage. It never hurts to be sure, and what looks like a flare fitting to me may be another compression fitting.


after ya turned the stove on to see if it leaked? I think your idea is good, it can't hurt to find out and it could hurt plenty someday if its not right. Let us all know what you found. It would be a very bad thing to have a repeat condition like that from an original install.

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One other 'pearl of wisdom' from the RV 'Powers-That-Be': Always use a back-up wrench when working a flair fitting. In order of preference: flair wrenches, standard wrenches, crescent (adjustable) wrenches. Please, NO VISEGRIPS!!

Be safe out there!!!
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Speaking of tools

I found the double flare or double lap adapters here: http://stores.ebay.com/USA-Excess-Su...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

If you're interested in adding to an existing flare tool set-up that you have, these will top it off. I shall seek concurrance from Don as to quality and price.

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The link above for the adapters wasn't quite direct, so scroll down on the page you reach to see this item: ROTHENBERGER ROFLARE 45 DEG FLARING ADAPTER


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