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Old 07-11-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I had a copper gas line break off right where it enters the tank valve. These have a large torpedo or mushroom shaped fitting on the end of the line. Is this fitting sweated on? Is this a standard fitting readily available?

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The brass is a flare fitting. It slips on the copper before the copper is flared using a flare tool. The brass is available at most hardware sores as well as the tool to flair the end.
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The brass is a flare fitting. It slips on the copper before the copper is flared using a flare tool. The brass is available at most hardware sores as well as the tool to flair the end.
Flare? This thing is a large (maybe 3/4"?) half round fitting that goes in a socket on the valve.

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Like this? Most RV and propane places will have them.

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Old 07-11-2004, 08:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think its like that. It fooled me at first as the threaded part is a different piece.

So, how do you install it?

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The one I linked to threads into a regulator. I doubt you are going to find a sweated fitting, repair on the gas lines with a flame wouldn't be too advisable. Maybe it pulled the threads out and only looks like solder.

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